I must confess my love for olives, nothing to do with health benefits; I am now in the process of researching. However there is one concern, and that is the salt, as they are preserved in salt water. Are they available in any other fashion?
Judging from the research, I am inclined to add olive oil as one of the main components in a plant-based diet; and one that has benefited from substantial scientific research. On the other hand an article has come to light that deserves consideration.
If you are interested in heath education, It might worth your while to research the story of Dr.Pritikin
The history of the olive goes back some 7000 years ago being cultivated in the Mediterranean region, Portugal to the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, Southern Asia,, China and the Canary Islands. They are also cultivated in Saudi Arabia, Java,, Argentina, Norfolk Island, Chile, California and Bermuda
The olive fruit is the major source of olive oil, one of the main ingredients in Mediterranean cuisine.
Fossil evidence suggests that the olive tree was around 20-40 million years ago; in the region Italy and the eastern Mediterranean basin
Humans may have experienced the olive 500 to 600 years ago during the early Bronze Age
Olives may have been a source of wealth for the Minoan civilization; they were grown commercially in Crete as far back as 3000 BC.
The Spanish colonists brought olives to the new world, where Peru and Chile are still reaping the rewards of its cultivation
Olives surpass mangoes, bananas and apples as one of the highest acreage of land devoted to cultivation, second only to coconut tees and oil palms; at 24 million acres.
The increasing demand for the healthy olive oils is increasing the cultivation in many countries.
Countries where Olives are cultivated
Health Benefits of Olive Oil
I would never dream in a million years that the health benefits of olive oil would be so vast; until this research.
Oleo Health Care has listed 35 proven benefits, the article says 34,but there are 35; For more in-depth reading, please do the research.
if all this information is accurate and known to world leaders, why are we wasting so many taxpayers money promoting and financing an unhealthy world, when the facts are staring us in the face.
Do we have to introduce a sin tax on obesity; the only problem obesity is more prevalent among the poor
Olive oil benefits cardiovascular health.
Improves brain health
Helps in preventing cancer
Improves digestion health
Boosts skin and hair care
Good for degenerate disease
Helps with bone health
Anti aging properties
35 health Benefits according to credible research
- Improve arteries elasticity
- Reduce bad cholesterol levels
- Prevent atherosclerosis
- Reduce risk of stroke in the elderly
- Lower the risk of coronary heart disease in women
- Prevents heart attacks in men
- Lower blood pressure and prevent hypertension
- Reduce nitric acid to normal levels
- Protect your red blood cells
.Improve brain memory
. Prevent brain related disease
.Help fight Breast cancer
.Help to reduce weight
Cure or reduce acne
- Keeps your lips soft and supple
- Condition your hair
- Clean sensitive skin
- Remove paint from you skin
- Lighten the skin
- Moisturize the skin
- Prevent sagging skin and wrinkle
- Heal rough feet
- Minimize cellulite
- Deep condition damaged hair
- Reduce the symptom of Rheumatoid arthritis
- Prevent diabetes
- Boost immune system
- Improve sex drive
- Strengthen the bones
- Pain reliever
- Promotes long life
Dosage between 25-40ml
Beware of the fact that too much olive oil can act as a laxative,(more than 30 ml)
Everything in Moderation
There are always pros and cons, and olive oil also have its critics, one article you should read before coming to any conclusion is published by – Oleo Pritikin-Olive Oil Nutrition-what’s wrong with olive oil?
Quote from the article-“Consistently, the foods linked with healthier, longer, disease-free lives are foods rich in all kinds of nutrients- vitamins, minerals, fiber, polyphenols, beta carotene, and so on. Yes, foods like leafy Greens. Olive oil by comparison tallies up a whole lot of zeros”. Nuff food for thought.
The article deserves a public debate with seasoned scientific researchers; the problems may be about a complete and rounded diet rather than zooming in on one ingredient and overdosing on a good thing.
There is enough research mentioned in the article to cause us some concern. One should consult a qualified Nutritionist or a doctor with experience in natural medicines
If we are to get our facts correct and teach our children health education, the education must be first class; we definitely must conduct more studies on what nature has provided for us rather than trying to manufacture synthetic medicines that we have to wait decades to find out the side effects
Cognitive Function Test/Brain Exercise
Exercise Daily and Eat Healthy Foods
Your Brain Health is just as important as your Physical Health
This is a cognitive function test as well as an excellent brain workout.
The exercises involve numbers and some are word games.
From this day forward I will make changes to existing exercises; hopefully when someone have successfully completed an exercise.
A few of the exercises does not really ask for a specific answer, they are just exercises with numbers that does not involve math.
There are 20 letters posted at random.
The 20 letters represent a four-word sentence.
There are two parts to this exercise.
Part one does not require a specific answer; It is just a brain workout to be executed at your own level.
I. Form as many words as possible from the letters posted; This is an excellent test of your cognitive function and is just a brain workout.
2. The 20 letters posted represent a four-word sentence.
Identify the sentence.
You must use all 20 letters to form the sentence.
1st – one of the words has five letters
E O B R G S I E B N C M S U I B L N S T
WORD GAME #100 ONLY
“( c )” 2018 Courtney Devonish