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