Olives and olives: medicinal properties
In our country people habitually share the fruitsOlive tree on olives and olives and wonder what the difference is. And almost no difference. As already mentioned, these are the fruits of one tree. Green olives are unripe fruits, and black, burgundy, pink, white - mature. Canned, pickled and sent to the shelves most often green olives. Marinated olives of black color, which we call olives, are all the same green, immature fruits, which are subjected to special treatment with oxygen, due to which they get a black color and a special taste. Dyes do not participate in this process, it's a food myth. A ripe fruit (black, burgundy, etc.) do not eat because of their very high fat content. 90% of these fruits go to the production of olive oil.
Thus, olives for use are dividedOn dining rooms and technical. Canteen - juicy, with a tender flesh. They can be preserved in various ways, with different fillings. Technical - more rigid and shallow, used for the production of oil. Fresh olives taste bitter, because they are marinated, subject to special treatment, due to which they acquire the habitual for us taste and retain their green color. Or, as already mentioned, when processed with oxygen, they acquire a black color.
The olive tree has an unusual beauty, and itsFruits - a special taste and various useful and medicinal properties. The ancient Greeks perceived the olive as a wonderful gift, presented by the goddess Athena to people.
Olives are rich in vitamins and minerals. They contain pectins, catechins, proteins, useful unsaturated fatty acids, cellulose, carotene, glycosides, antioxidants. They contain vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B9 (folic acid), C, E, K. Olives contain elements such as sodium, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, copper, zinc , Selenium. Olives contain a huge amount of useful substances needed by man.
Olives and olive oil contain a largeThe amount of oleic acid, omega-6 acid, and this significantly reduces the level of bad cholesterol in the blood, reduces the risk of atherosclerosis. Ecology now leaves much to be desired, and therefore it is useful to eat olives, tk. Pectins contained in them, promote the removal of toxic substances from the body, even salts of heavy metals are derived. Pectins also improve the intestinal microflora, help cope with chronic constipation, and also have choleretic properties. Olives contain proteins, and this is an important building material in the human body. The use of olives reduces the risk of stomach ulcers, but for this purpose it is better to use black olives - they have less salt. If you regularly eat olives, this will help prevent the formation of tartar and the formation of stones in different organs (for example, in the kidneys, gall bladder).
Olives are very useful for the heart and blood vessels, likeOlive oil, tk. They contain a large number of unsaturated fatty acids, and this normalizes the level of cholesterol, prevents the development of heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases. Also, these acids reduce the risk of stroke, normalize the digestive system. Antioxidants contained in olives, reduce the risk of cancer, slow the aging of the body.
By the way, in official medicine, too, there wereWithout olives. Of olive oil, some medicines are made, it is prescribed for cholelithiasis and digestive tract diseases. Olive oil is useful for cuts, wounds, burns. Helps with osteochondrosis, gout, arthritis.
Olives are a storehouse of B vitamins thatPromote the improvement of metabolic processes, improve the condition of the skin, hair, improve the functioning of the brain, nervous and cardiovascular systems, normalize liver function, increase the tone of the organism as a whole, and participate in many other important processes in the body.
Vitamins C and E prevent various malfunctions inBody, are antioxidants, reduce the risk of developing cancer. Minerals contained in olives, protect the heart and blood vessels from overload, increase hemoglobin in the blood, help strengthen bone tissue.
People with poor eyesight, too, is useful to eat olives. Also olives beneficial effect on the thyroid gland and the respiratory system, to improve the digestion process, the liver.
Olives contain a balanced amountNecessary for the person of useful substances. They also contain a fairly large amount of iodine and vegetable lipids, and the skin of olives is rich in ethereal substances, so they are widely used not only in cooking and medicine, but also in cosmetology.
There are several points on which you canDetermine the quality of olives. Fruits should be approximately the same size, large enough. The stone should be of medium size and without problems to separate from the pulp. Olives should not be too soft, they should be elastic and tasty.
Try olives of various manufacturers,Choose the most high-quality product, several companies you trust, and buy their products. Have fun and benefit! If you do not like the taste of olives, then you can not eat them in pure form, but add them to different dishes. But it's worth noting that olives also have contraindications. They contain a lot of fat, and therefore people with diabetes and obesity should eat them with caution. Do not abuse olives to people suffering from gastritis, ulcers, pancreatitis, hypertension. If this is important for your health, then consider that in canned olives a lot of table salt.
Olive oil has practically noContraindications, but also very useful. However, this oil has a choleretic property, and this can be a contraindication for cholecystitis. Now you know how useful olives and olives, the medicinal properties of which will surely prolong your life and give you great health! Be healthy!