Olive in Bach flower therapy
properties, benefits, uses
Green or black, in a balanced diet inspired by the Mediterranean diet, olives cannot be missing. Rich in antioxidants and allies for the well-being of the liver, let’s find out how to enhance these fruits of the olive trees at the table.
Olives : Properties and benefits
Olives originate in Asia Minor and started spreading in the Mediterranean 6000 years ago. They are a source of vitamins A , B , C , E , mineral salts ( iron , sodium, phosphorus , magnesium , potassium and iodine ) and provide oleic acid and have a high fiber content (which helps regulate our intestinal system).
In addition to their famous benefits for our cardiovascular system, they also have beneficial properties for our musculoskeletal , respiratory, nervous and digestive systems: all this thanks to their high content of phytonutrients and antioxidants.
Olives are rich in many plant compounds , in particular:
- Oleuropein : is the most abundant antioxidant in fresh and unripe olives.
- Hydroxytyrosol : during olives ripening, oleuropein is broken down into hydroxytyrosol, a powerful antioxidant.
- Tyrosol : prevalent in olive oil, this antioxidant is not as powerful as hydroxytyrosol.
- Oleanolic Acid : This antioxidant can help prevent liver damage , regulate blood fats, and reduce inflammation.
- Quercetin : This nutrient can lower blood pressure and improve heart health.
Olives Bach Flower Affirmation
- I recognize the needs of my body and allow myself to rest.
- In the silence of my rest I find new energy to face life.
- My break today is the energy of tomorrow.