By now we hope you are starting to see how amazing the olive tree is, and how healthy olive products are for the body. With so many ‘super foods’ emerging, olive products can sometimes be overlooked. However, one thing is for sure, olive goodness is not the next fad health trend, it has been around for thousands of years, dating back to ancient Egyptians.
As far back as 8,000 BCE it was reported that Neolithic people from Mediterranean regions collected wild olives for their health properties!
So, how can you get the most out of all this olive goodness? Of course you can add lashings of high quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) – such as Cobram Estate) to all your meals. When you cook with EVOO you improve the nutritional benefits of the finished meal. Check out this website for more details. Aim to include 25-50 mL (2-3 tablespoons) of EVOO in your diet daily. It’s as simple as a tablespoon to fry your morning eggs, a tablespoon to dress your salad at lunch, and a tablespoon to drizzle over your veggies at dinner time!
To get some more olive goodness into your daily routine, you can also try Wellgrove Olive Leaf Extract. The antioxidants found in Wellgrove are unique to the olive leaf and can provide you with a daily antioxidant boost to supplement a healthy, well-balanced diet. The most prominent antioxidant found in olive leaf extract is oleuropein – this is not found in high levels in EVOO. By taking olive leaf extract, you are giving the body a unique antioxidant that can help reduce free radicals from forming. Remember that free radicals can cause some health issues in the body.
You can either take the recommended dose (please refer to the product packaging, as the dose varies from product to product) each day as a supplement. Otherwise, you can incorporate the liquid or capsules into health recipes, such as smoothies, bliss balls and slices. See here for some great recipe ideas. Just remember to break open the capsules and pour out the powder before adding to recipes!
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.