Enhancing Weight Control
Eating olive leaves extract helps reduce weight. A 2014 study examined the effect of olive leaves extract in reducing the fat that the body absorbs from a fat-rich diet, and it was shown that olive leaves extract prevents the occurrence of obesity by reorganizing the gene expression that affects the weight, and it can also contribute to reducing the amount of food intake.
Prevent Weight Gain
Olive leaves contain Oleuropein, which prevents weight gain. A study conducted in 2016 examined the effect of this chemical in rats eating cholesterol-rich foods. It was found that after eight weeks of eating this substance, the rats ’weight gain was less than expected. , And their fat tissue was lower, in addition to that their metabolic rate has improved.
In another study conducted in 2014, it was found that taking Oleuropein supplements could help reduce weight, in addition to reducing the risk of obesity.
Other Benefits Of Olive Leaves
Research has found that olive leaf extract, which is the main ingredient of it, contains many properties, such as: anti-oxidant, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and immune-stimulating properties, and was used in the past to prevent and treat inflammations and infections, such as: cold, influenza, candidiasis, urinary tract infections, and shingles, in addition to treating diarrhea and allergies, it has also been used to treat some diseases such as alzheimer’s disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis, although There is a lack of evidence showing the health benefits of olive leaf extract; however, some preliminary studies have supported its impact on some of the diseases that we have mentioned, such as:
Olive leaves can contribute to controlling blood sugar in diabetics.
In the future, olive leaf extract can be used to treat high blood pressure.
Olive leaf extract is used in the manufacture of some antiviral drugs.