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Benefits Of Olives - Zaitoon
Olives are small green or black fruits grown in many parts of world but their use is most extensive in Arab and Middle East, probably because of its religious value. Olive’s description is found in Holy Quran, the holy book of Muslims, it is regarded as fruit present in heaven.
Olives are small fruits with central core containing single seed. Olive is eaten as fruit and more popularly, its oil is used in cooking, in salads, in many over the counter skin products. Olives are available in market dipped in food preservatives or vinegar or stuffed.
Both fruit and olive oil are beneficial for health with some differences. Olives are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants. These fatty acids are precursors of good fats and antioxidants fight against damaging toxic metabolites, both protect from heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, strokes, and cancers, olives are rich in fiber.
Olive’s pulp is full of dietary fiber which in turn is good for digestive tract and prevents many intestinal cancers. Olive oil is extracted after processing of olives by compressing, it could be pure or virgin oil, and virgin olive oil is oil extracted by natural manner without any chemical processing and retains the most natural ingredients.
Olive oil is an excellent laxative, it prevents constipation it is not irritating to intestinal tract so can be safely used in pregnancy induced constipation.
It contains unsaturated fats and it does not raise cholesterol levels and does not clot blood vessels as compared to oils containing saturated animal fats.
Obese people and those who are on dieting without ant fear of weight gain can use olive oil. Olive oil is best skin moisturizer, relieves many skin problems like dryness, inflammation, and wrinkles. Olive oil is equally beneficial for hairs, it helps controlling hair fall, dandruff and give soft silky texture to hairs.