Health & Wellness

Olive Leaf Extract – The Next Big Thing In Health?

August 19, 2015

Olive Leaf ExtractMy personal trainer, Nikki Wakerley, has recently started taking Olive Leaf Extract.  I haven’t heard of this so thought I would do some investigation as to what it is and the benefits taking it may provide.

Olive tree extract is a natural product extracted from the Olive tree.  Olive leaves, olives and olive fruit have been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times. 

It has been suggested that following a Mediterranean Diet is a healthy model with studies showing it may protect against heart disease.  A Mediterranean diet focusses on eating mainly fruit, vegetables, nuts, wholegrains and legumes daily, fish and chicken a couple of times a week and limiting red meat intake.  It also replaces butter with Olive Oil which is a staple of the Mediterranean Diet and now the extract is being haled as a product for good health especially cardiovascular disease.

So What Are the Possible Benefits of Olive Leaf Extract?

  • May reduce the risk of heart disease
  • May reduce blood pressure
  • May reduce ‘bad’ cholestor0l and increase ‘good’ cholesterol
  • Helps boost the Immune System
  • Helps reduce Fever
  • Contains Antioxidants
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Olive Leaf Extract is available in capsule, liquid or powder form.  Make sure you get the ‘sugar free’ option.  Olive Leaf Extract has a surprising taste.  I was expecting oily, gluggy and not pleasant, however even the sugar free option tastes quite sweet.  I take 15ml per day which can be taken in one dose or 3 x teaspoons throughout the day.

You can make your own olive leaf tea by using dried olive leaves with boiling water.

For more information about Olive Leaf Extract and what it can do for your health follow this link

I am not advocating this company,  nor am I affiliated in any way.  Remember if you are taking medication you should always consult your doctor before trying anything new.

 

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6 Comments

  • Reply Michelle August 20, 2015 at 11:13

    I’m a big fan of olive oil and I have to say I’ve never heard of this. May have to do some research on it myself. Thanks Sue for this tip.

    • Reply sue August 20, 2015 at 11:53

      I hadn’t heard of it either Michelle, however another friend has left a comment to say she has been using it for years and highly recommends it.

  • Reply Kathleen August 24, 2015 at 15:12

    Thank you for entering the Pin for this post into the Pinterest Game. I will be looking to see if you win. I hope to see you in next weeks game.
    Kathleen

    • Reply sue August 24, 2015 at 17:09

      I think it is my first time Kathleen and I’m trying to use pinterest more so will have some posts to link!

  • Reply Linda August 31, 2015 at 08:58

    Thanks! I’ll have to look into this.

    Linda

    • Reply sue August 31, 2015 at 09:23

      Yes Linda, I’ve just heard about it however when I speak to others it has been around for quite a while. I’ve started taking it daily. Thanks for the comment.

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