virgin olive oil reduces risk of strokes and heart disease. Plants in the Mediterranean region such as the olive tree, have developed a range of antioxidant defences to protect against environmental stress.Studies show that the incidence of stroke, coronary heart disease and some cancers is lower where olive oilis the fat of choice for cooking. Extra virgin olive oil derived by the first physical pressing of the olive fruit, is rich in phenolics, such as oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol, which are potent scavengers of free radicals in the body. Cooking with olive oil may well be the easiest, most cost effective way to reduce risk of stroke, at any age.
olive leaf extract
The olive tree also gifts us an extract from it’s leaves that is the most potent antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agent. Olive leaf extract is a natural, safe and effective phytomedicinal. It is a potent weapon in the fight against pathological microbial infections. The extract provides a variety of other health benefits, such as:
Enhances energy production; fights free radical production; inhibits and prevents infection by a range of pathogens, viruses, bacteria, retroviruses, fungi, parasites, yeasts and moulds; relieves inflammation related to rheumatoid arthritis; improves chronic fatigue syndrome and eradicates candidiasis and microscopic protozoa (intestinal worms, etc.). The liquid olive leaf extract has the benefit, taken internally, of being highly effective for mouth and throat infections. Olive leaf extract is also beneficial for and protective of the respiratory system and would be an excellent tonic (taken strictly as prescribed on the label) for smokers. As to side effects of the extract, the only known side effect is “die-off”, symptoms are headache, fatigue, pain, etc. “Die off” is the side effect of an extreme rapid flushing of toxins from the body, which would occur only if daily dose is exceeded. Daily dose is always strictly according to label instructions. Research indicates that olive leaf extract appears to be an extremely safe supplement for flushing toxins and strengthening the immune system. As olive leaf extract flushes toxins from the body, it makes sense to remember to drink plenty of water to aid the flushing process.