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Are super olives really healthier?

Are super olives really healthier?

Probably not: I don't think we would be able to quantify if super olives are any healthier than regular olives. Also i don't think the us fda has classified a super olive. ...Read more

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Do green olives make you gain weight ?

Do green olives make you gain weight ?

If you eat enough of: Anything you will gain weight. Olives do contain oil. You gain weight if the calories you consume exceed the calories you burn. ...Read more

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Which are healthier: black olives or green?

Which are healthier: black olives or green?

No preference: Medicine does not have a stake in this game. There would be no preference or specific health benefit from olives. They are both considered to be 'fat' calories. ...Read more

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Will the fat in olives make you gain weight?

Will the fat in olives make you gain weight?

This is unlikely: You need to count your calories and stay under your daily calorie needs in order to lose weight, consume the number of calories equal to your daily calorie needs to maintain your weight and consume more than your daily calorie needs to gain weight. It is very unlikely that eating olives would cause you to gain weight unless you ate a bunch. http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/. ...Read more

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What causes aa man to crave lots of green olives 30_40 at a time?

What causes aa man to crave lots of green olives 30_40 at a time?

Nucleus Accumbans: Olives are high in calories, but have the healthy type of fatty acids. Compulsive, uncontrollable consumption may  be indicate abuse/dependence which is modulated by a Dopamine surge in the reward center of the brain. Otherwise, they are delicious, . ...Read more

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What are olive leaf supplements for?

What are olive leaf supplements for?

Antioxidants: Olive leaf extract is a powerful cocktail of antioxidants, many times more potent than green tea, goji, grape seed or vitamin c. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of olive leaf supplements? 

What are the benefits of olive leaf supplements? 

Theoretically...: Theoretically olive leaf supplements have antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammtory properties, and has in some studies been shown to reduce blood pressure. Unfortunately, as with many alternative therapies, regulating how much is adequate vs. Harmful is not well-studied, nor is the manufacturing of the supplements consistent. ...Read more

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How nutritious are olives?

How nutritious are olives?

Olives: Considering the romans and most mediterranean peoples lived off them they are fairly nutritious but that is for people who eat reasonably they are oily and have a lot of calories so if you are eating absolutely everything in sight olives will not help. ...Read more

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What good is about olive leaf extract ?

What good is about olive leaf extract ?

Haven't heard of any: New extracts, often with similar health claims (anti-oxidant, anti-aging, anti-stretch marks, anti-biotic, etc...), show up on the market every day. Marketing material usually refer to some non-scientific science that leads to some wonderful testimonials from people. There may or may not be anything good about olive leaf extract. ...Read more

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What does olive green-brownish mucus mean?

What does olive green-brownish mucus mean?

Coming from where?: It is more suspicious for infection but not diagnostic. ...Read more

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Anyone have any thoughts on olive leaf extract?

Treat hypertension: There are some potential use for olive leaf extract as anti oxidant, anti bacterial or anti viral effect but there is no scientific study to prove it, there is one recent study for treating hypertension: bsusalit e, agus n, effendi i, et al. Olive (olea europaea) leaf extract effective in patients with stage-1 hypertension: comparison with captopril. Phytomedicine. 2011 feb 15;18(4):251-8. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on experience with olive leaf extract?

Can you give me more info on experience with olive leaf extract?

Quite a few.: Olive leaf extract is known for its properties as antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflamatory . If you are ill, it can also decrease recovery from illness as well as its severity. A number of cases claim its healing effect on arthritis and even gastro-esophageal reflux disease. ...Read more

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Is it true to put olive oile in the baby food (he is six months)?

Is it true to put olive oile in the baby food  (he is six months)?

if constipated: Otherwise not needed, won't hurt child if small amount. Would wait till over one yr. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the reputed benefits of olive leaf extract?

I was wondering what are the reputed benefits of olive leaf extract?

Several: such as antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and if ill, hastens the recovery and lessens the severity of the illness. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i'm allergic to black olives what else am i allergic to?

Can you tell me if i'm allergic to black olives what else am i allergic to?

Olive allergy rare: Allergy to olive fruit is rare -- very rare. This is because olives (canned black olives) are treated with lye to extract the bitterness and it breaks down the potentially allergenic proteins. There is one case of a person allergic to olive tree pollen who became allergic to olives, but that is the only one. You are not likely to have any cross-reaction with black olives. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I am allergic to black olives, what else could i be allergic to?

Can you tell me if I am allergic to black olives, what else could i be allergic to?

Food allergies: Just because you have an allergy to one food doesn't necessarily mean you will have an allergy to others. First step is to determine if you have a true food allergy to black olives or just a sensitivity. See an allergist to get correct diagnosis. If you have a true allergy to black olives might be concerned other olives (green, etc.) would likely cross-react. ...Read more

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If you go and buy a product such as "olive leaf extract" from walgreens store for only like $ 4-16 does it mean its wont work or it can be dangerous?

If you go and buy a product such as "olive leaf extract" from walgreens store for only like $ 4-16 does it mean its wont work or it can be dangerous?

Quality is the issue: There is no evidence the olive product is harmful. It is really a matter of quality and strength. I is much like a car, you can travel in a junker or a new mercedes. You may get where you want with either vehicle but you will more likly get there with speed, eas and comfort with the mercedes. ...Read more