Friday, January 6, 2012

Olive Benefits

Olive (Olea Europaea) is a small tree annual and perennial green, the young fruit can be eaten raw or after preserved as a refresher. Old fruit is squeezed and the oil extracted into olive oil that can be used for various purposes. 

Olive plants have characteristics include: growing as a shrub has a bell-shaped flowers. Single leaf by leaf position without facing the fulcrum, hermaphrodite or unisexual flowers and fruit on, just the fruit of stone fruit with seeds have endosperm.
Olive Benefits

Olive began to bear fruit at the age of five years and can reach thousands of years old, so that was a big clump of trees has become. Olive trees thousands of years old of whom had been found in Palestine which survived until 2000 years. Distribution areas include heat to temperate climates. Most species can be found in Asia and the Mediterranean region. This plant is allied with jasmine (Jasminum sambac). 

Olive has long been famous for its benefits to health. Consists of: 
Increase metabolism 
½ cup olive eating fruit every day to prevent obesity. Efficacy is derived from monounsaturated a fat that accelerate fat burning and prevent the sugar is converted into fat. In addition, a study in the British Journal of Nutrition found that monounsaturated fatty acids stimulate cholecystokinin, a hormone, an appetite suppressant that sends satiety signals to the brain. 

Revitalize the immune system 
Olive rich with fat-soluble vitamin E, which protect cells from free radicals, are harmful. These antioxidants strengthen the immune system, reduce illnesses such as colds and flu to 30%, according to researchers at Tufts University in Boston. 

Smooth leather 
Eating olives is the richest source of oleic acid, helps reduce the appearance of fine lines. This fatty acid can be rubbery skin and protects skin from damage elastin. 

Improve circulation 
Olives are an excellent source of polyphenois, antioxidant compounds that help prevent dangerous blood clots. A study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology linking these compounds with elevated levels of nitric oxide, a molecule that increases the heart healthy blood vessel dilation and blood flow.

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