There is no doubt that the Mediterranean diet has many benefits for our health. In this article Dietvana will discuss a well known daily staple, table olives.
Olives are a product of the olive tree (Olea Europaea L.). Many of their benefits will depend on the way they are grown, the maturity of the fruit and the fermentation process used to make them an edible product. The most important nutritional value is the richness they have in monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), oleic acid is the most abundant, they also have very good amounts of Vitamin E, several phytochemical substances and fiber.
Monounsaturated fatty acid benefits:
Decreased blood pressure
Decreased cholesterol production and total cholesterol levels
Decreased insulin resistance
Nourishes the immune system
Helps the functioning of the nervous system and the brain.
Vitamin E benefits:
Protects membranes from cell damage
Decreases the aging process of the nervous system
Decreases dementia, Alzheimer's or multiple sclerosis
Phytochemicals such as luteolin, caffeic acid, verbascoside benefits:
Prevents cancer or decrease the spread and growth of cancer cells
Prevents the toxicity of chemotherapy and radiotherapy
Decreases premature aging
Reduces exercise-related fatigue
Helps heal the skin
Dietvana recommends you enjoy table olives for their great health benefits in the following ways:
Fresh olives as appetizers
Add olives to salads
Add olives to recipes such as chicken with olives
Garnish white fish or salmon with olives
Choose the freshest olives on the market since the freshness of the fruit makes it contain more nutritional properties.
Dietvana uses this information to create a healthy, nutrient-rich diet plans.