Olive is small in size and called as stone fruit or drupes.
Scientific name: Olea europaea
Native: Mediterranean basin
Health Benefits of Olive Oil:
Its health benefits includes:
1. Rich in antioxidants:
Olive oil is rich in antioxidants . It contains a lot of fatty acids and also contains vitamin E , K. As it is rich in antioxidant so it is helpful in reducing chronic diseases.
2. Inflammatory properties:
Olive oil may reduce inflammation which is the main cause leading towards diseases such as cancer , heart diseases , dementia etc. Olive oil may inhibit genes that cause inflammation .Oleic acid that is the main fatty acid work like C-reactive protein as an inflammatory marker.
3. Prevent stroke:
Stroke may occur by disturbance in blood flow to brain . Olive oil is the main source of monounsaturated fat related with reduced risk of stroke . Stroke is the second most dangerous disease.
4. Prevent heart diseases:
Olive is very helpful against heart disease .It controls inflammation , Bad LDL Cholestrol Improve lining of vessels . It also improves blood pressure which is also risk of heart disease.
5. Skin Benefits:
Olive oil contain vitamin E which plays a very important role in healthy skin . It helps in preventing inflammation , protect skin from harsh conditions such as wind , excessive sun light , skin cancer etc. Olive oil also prevent wrinkles, aging, and also sagging condition of skin.
6. Healthy Hair:
Olive oil contain vitamin E that works against hair loss problem .It also contain other nutrients as well such as magnecium , sulphur , zinc and vitamin B that maintain health of our hair.
Author: Nabia Noor