- Health Facts -

Bumpy with healthy nutrients

Olives are among the most popular ingredients of the Mediterranean cuisine. You can often

find them on vegetarian pizza, in a healthy Greek salad or in delicious tapas. Also to fish

dishes and Geschmortem they fit perfectly. They are up to four centimeters long, oblong or round, black or green - and from the Mediterranean kitchen indispensable. In addition,

they are one of the oldest foods in the world.

 

Healthy effect of olives​

· Have a preventative effect against arteriosclerosis

· Lower high blood pressure

· Reduce LDL cholesterol levels and increase HDL levels

· Lower the heart attack risk

· Boost the metabolism

· Work against constipation

· Are anti-inflammatory

· Reduce breast cancer risk

· Stimulate bile flow and relieve gallstones

· Reduce wrinkles

· Supply dry skin with moisture

green and black Olives

Green and black olives are not distinguished by their variety or origin, but by their degree of ripeness. Green olives are harvested earlier, but the black fruits are fully mature. Green olives have a fruity, sour-spicy taste. Besides, they are stronger than their black sisters. These taste savory

and slightly bitter. However, raw olives are not to be enjoyed because of their bitter

substances and are therefore usually consumed in oil or brine. Incidentally, the question of whether the tasty products of the olive tree to fruits or vegetables, can be answered very easily. Since olives grow on long-lived trees, they are considered fruit.

healthy nutrient packages

Olives are real nutrient bombs. They contain a lot of vitamins, minerals and valuable phytonutrients. The fruits are rich in:

· Minerals and trace elements phosphorus, calcium, sodium, iron, magnesium, zinc

· Vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, E, folic acid and provitamin A (beta-carotene)

· Secondary plant substances such as polyphenols and sterols

 

The green, immature picked drupes have less calories and a lower content of important nutrients than black olives. However, for both maturity periods, they are low in carbohydrates, only about 3 grams per 100 grams for green olives and 4.9 grams for black.

 

Black olives have up to 45 grams of fat per 100 grams and are thus more rich than the green fruits, which only have about 13.5 grams of fat. Nevertheless, their occasional consumption is recommended because the fatty acids of olives are among the monounsaturated fatty acids considered to be healthy.

 

Olive-Oil for skin and hair

Olive oil and salt give off an excellent facial peel. Olive cream gives dry skin a lot of moisture and reduces wrinkles.

Even for hair care, you can use the versatile edible oil: Just massage a few teaspoons of it into your hair and scalp and leave it working for about two hours. Then wash it thoroughly. The hair treatment eliminates split ends and frees the scalp of unpleasant dandruff. The olive oil covers every single hair like a protective film, keeps it from drying out and makes your hair shine. In addition, hair treatments with olive oil help to stop hair loss.

 

Source: Gesundheit.de

 

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