The power of olives

For some reason some of stuff that’s good for us, like olives, doesn’t taste like a chocolate fudge sundae, which is why I lather my salads with olive oil, pretty tasteless.  I know that it benefits my heart but having just read a summation of its benefits I now understand that it reduces LDL, the so-called bad cholesterol, lowers blood pressure and augments the action of insulin, the hormone responsible for getting glucose into our cells to make energy. 

 But that’s not all.  It also increases the production of a powerful antioxidant called glutathione, which helps our liver to eliminate metabolic garbage and promotes a healthy balance of intestinal microbes.  Wow, if only a chocolate fudge sundae did the same thing.

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