Holding an olive branch is an age-old symbol of peace, but did you know that olives themselves can calm and create peace in the nervous system?

I distinctly remember being told by my herbalist mother growing up that if I wanted long, lustrous hair, I needed to eat a ton of olives. 

Well, that's not the only health benefit! 

Here's what olives (and their cold, uncooked oil) can do for you!
  • Taking a small amount of olive oil daily reduces the risk of heart disease by helping create a healthier balance of good cholesterol and bad cholesterol.
  • It slows degeneration of the joints due to its being a healthy fat.
  • Drinking a small amount of olive oil can aid in curing a hangover.
  • Eating olives helps with constipation.
  • You can rub a little olive oil on to your scalp to improve dandruff, and dry scalps.
  • Use the oil topically on eczema and psoriasis reduces itching and encourages healing. It is chock full of vitamin E making it great for the skin.
  • Olives and olive oil are both antioxidants so they can be used to prevent cancer and a plethora of other cellular diseases.
  • Olive oil is fantastic at reducing the secretion of gastric juices so can help in many stomach disorders.

Happy Snacking!

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