Olive: Properties and benefits

The olive is a fruit with precious health virtues. It turns out to be exceptionally rich in antioxidant substances which make it a real panacea for the health of our organism. It is very rich in vitamin A (which has antioxidant properties and which maintains the health of our skin and eyes) and vitamin E (also a powerful antioxidant, very effective in counteracting the damage caused by free radicals) . It is very rich in mineral salts (potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, iron, iodine, etc.) and is therefore an exceptional remineralizer for our body. It is very useful in dissolving intestinal mucus (fecal encrustations present in the intestine) and therefore combating states of constipation. It is therefore very useful for regularizing intestinal transit and safeguarding the health of the intestine and the digestive system in general. It is very rich in saturated and unsaturated fats with a beneficial effect on our cardiovascular system and for the correct functioning of our immune system. It is also exceptionally rich in polyphenols such as hydroxytyrosol with proven antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic properties. For all these reasons olives should never be missing from our tables. They can be consumed raw or even in the form of olive oil. The latter is particularly suitable in all cases of constipation since it is able to lubricate the walls of the intestine and therefore promote intestinal transit and the complete elimination of waste from our organism.