We are all aware of the benefits of olive oil but are we aware of its leaves?
Olive leaf extract is a concentrated dose of the nutrients in olive tree leaves. It is a potent source of antioxidants that support your immune, by fighting cell damage that causes diseases and also contributes to a range of other health benefits.
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Scientists have studied that olive oil potentially prevents chronic diseases and research points out that, it lower rates of illnesses and cancer-related deaths.
Research shows that olive leaf extract helps prevent LDL that is bad cholesterol from building up in your arteries. This effect helps increase blood flow and lower blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart disease.
The antioxidants in olive leaves can lower your blood sugar and help stabilize it to maintain healthy levels. Researchers find that this effect helps treat people with diabetes and may prevent people from developing the disease.
The Mediterranean diet is associated with a lower rate of chronic diseases including, cancer, heart disease, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
More research is needed in humans, but early studies show that the oleuropein in olive leaf extract prevents unwanted weight gain and reduces the risk of obesity.