We keep hearing about all the good stuff olive oil and olives do for our bodies… Following ‘extensive research’, we’ve summarised here for you why it’s better to go for a healthy olive snack than… something else!
Since ancient times, olive oil has been used more than just a food product. Taken orally or applied on the skin (one of the reasons why natural olive oil soaps are so popular and sought after) it has been used to treat different diseases.
Olives and olive oil help control cholesterol levels and stabilise blood pressure. They are also rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants. These help fight toxins and free radicals in our bodies that can lead to different diseases, such as heart disease and various types of cancer.
In addition, olive oil contains an anti-inflammatory agent. Studies have shown that when consumed moderately every day, it can help reduce pain caused by asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
So there you are! Keep consuming extra virgin olive oil and olives, and no question about it… you’ll live to be 100!
And if you want to get some more in depth information on the benefits of olives and olive oil get yourself online! (or go to a library…) There has been a lot of research around this issue and there are lots of published studies showing good evidence!