Olive trees are famous for their longevity and, according to nutritionists, they can share it with us.

Compounds contained in olives and olive oil, in particular oleocanthal, have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and pain-relieving effects.

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Pysznosci.pl, this product should definitely be added to your daily diet.

What are the benefits of olives for our health

This nondescript product contains a large number of nutrients.

Olives are a real treasure trove of minerals and vitamins, which are necessary for the full functioning of our body.

For example, olives contain many B vitamins, which play a key role in the proper functioning of the nervous system.

They have a positive effect on our well-being, reduce anxiety and stress.

Also, these vitamins are needed to maintain concentration and memory.

It is vitamins of the B group that are needed so that our nails, hair and skin remain beautiful.

Also, olives contain a large amount of vitamins A, E and C. They are strong antioxidants that protect body cells from the harmful effects of free radicals.

They also help to slow down the aging process, reduce the risk of diseases associated with an unhealthy lifestyle.

Olives as a pain reliever

What is more useful — green or black olives / Photo: Pexels

Discovered

by Dr. Gary Beauchamp

, oleocanthal found in olives works like ibuprofen.

According to scientific studies, it also helps eliminate many types of cancer cells without affecting health.

And oleocanthal prevents the accumulation of beta-amyloid, which causes Alzheimer's disease.

Although olives may seem high in calories at first glance (100 g contains approximately 120 kcal), they contain healthy fats that can increase the level of good cholesterol (HDL).

How many olives do you need to eat a day to get all the health benefits?

Experts claim that 7-8 pieces will be enough.

How to eat olives correctly

Olives can be eaten as a snack, added to salads, pizza or other dishes, including meat dishes.

They are part of the Mediterranean diet.

Although Ukrainians most often see green and black olives, in reality their color palette is much larger.

It also includes shades of red and brown.

The color of olives is not accidental, it indicates the stage of ripening of the product:

Which is more healthy — green or black olives?

In fact, there is no right answer.

Everything here depends specifically on your taste preferences.

Interestingly, nutritionists often recommend washing canned olives to get rid of excess salt and other additives.

Can you eat olives for gastritis: to whom they are contraindicated

Unfortunately, not everyone can eat olives.

This product has a strong choleretic effect, and therefore it should not be added to the diet of people during an exacerbation of cholecystitis and other diseases of the gallbladder.

They cannot be used for kidney stones.

Canned olives can be harmful because of the additives that manufacturers add to them.

Thus, the remains of iron glutonate and unwashed caustic soda make them a strong allergen.

You can not eat olives for gastritis, as well as children under 3 years old.