Olives are simply lovely and loved by all. From Pepe in Asterix in Spain to everyone who loves pizza with extra topping, Olives are an all time fav and are a great way towards weight loss!!!
Olives are eaten all over India although they may have been introduced to many parts only after being imported from aboard. Olives have long been consumed in the North Eastern states of India and are known as “Jalfry” in Assam. Olives are also referred to as “Jaitun” in North India.
Olives provide a simple and healthy way of controlling one’s weight and now we will look at some ways in which Olives help us to control weight and healthy skin.
For example, let’s look at a simple value action between olives and potatoes as a snack – A single portion of green olives, say about 8 olives, has a mere 31 calories, and a similar serving of black olives, has 35 calories. Compare this to potato chips which have 151 calories for a serving of 30 grams, it is clear that olives are the winner. So eat olives regularly for a year instead of chips and you could possibly be 1 and a half kgs lighter.
How Many Olives should I Eat Per Day?
Olives are not very easy to digest and eating more than a few olives a day is not recommended.
Sour and salty, olives are a quick and easy highly nutrient-dense snack. You would need to cure fresh olives to reduce their natural bitterness in order to make it edible.
Benefits of olives for Skin
Moreover, you will add vinegar to cure the olives, which again provides you with many health benefits. Furthermore, olives enjoy the dual benefits of being low in calories and high in healthy fats. Both these factors play a major role in losing weight.
- Green or black olives are great to eat
- Olives are a high nutrient-dense snack
- Olives can easily be included in your daily diet
- They assist with your weight loss goals
Are Olives a Healthy Snack?
Be it Green or Black, you cannot go wrong with olives.
Below Listed are Some Amazing Overall Benefits of Snacking on Olives Regularly:
- Weight loss
- Heart Health
- Cancer Prevention
- Hair & Skin
- Loaded with Iron
- High Vitamin A
- Decreases Body Pain
People who eat olives experience fullness quickly post their meals due to their higher levels of serotonin, a hormone which increases satiety.
Olives are loaded with good fats MUFA (monounsaturated fat). Its regular intake reduces the bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol and helps protect your heart.
Olives are a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory which can help prevent cancer by reducing chronic oxidative stress and chronic inflammation, both being the key triggers leading to cancer.
Hair & Skin
Olives are rich in fatty acids and antioxidants that nourish the texture of your skin and hair. The linolic acid & vitamin E present in olives helps prevent as well as reduce wrinkles making your glow from within.
Olive extracts also function as anti-histamines at a cellular level. They block special kind of receptors called histamine(h1) receptors and help lessen the cell’s histamine response.
Loaded with Iron
Olive helps increase iron in the body. Iron is an essential nutrient which helps increase one’s immunity. The red blood cell needs sufficient iron to fulfill their task of carrying oxygen throughout the human body. Iron deficiency may make one feel cold or weak.
High Vitamin A
Vitamin A plays an important role in skin, eye and bone health. It helps increase the overall immunity. 1 cup of Olives provides almost 10% of the daily recommended value. Decreases Body Pain
Decreases Body Pain
Due to the presence of a compound called oleocanthal, olives act as an excellent anti-inflammatory, almost mimicking the action of ibuprofen. This aids their ability to naturally reduce the pain due to any chronic inflammatory diseases such as arthritis.
Thus, make sure to add Olives to your diet, to prevent certain health issues as well as to maintain good health for a long time. You can simply toss them with some tomatoes in your pasta and sprinkle some spices and herbs.
Alternatively, add some chopped olives in your chicken or vegetable sandwich and enjoy good health in a delicious way.