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Olives and olive oil are at the heart of the Mediterranean lifestyle — and likely one of the biggest reasons the Mediterranean diet is considered one of the healthiest diets in the world.
But the health-promoting benefits don’t stop with the oil that comes from this tasty fruit of the olive tree…
In fact, the leaf of the olive tree contains a wealth of powerful health agents that lower blood pressure, improve heart health, and even lower the risk of cancer…
Olive leaves are “good medicine” too
Polyphenols are naturally occurring antioxidants found in whole foods like spices, dried fruits, and vegetables, red wine and cocoa.
For nearly two decades, researchers have been exploring the health benefits of one such polyphenol found in abundance in olive leaf extract — oleuropein. Evidence of the far-reaching health benefits of this compound has been growing steadily…
Numerous studies have demonstrated that oleuropein has a positive impact on many aspects of our health, including:
- Weight control
- Cognitive functioning
- Arthritis pain
- Control of infection
- Cancer risk