Table olives and gut health
Table olives are fermented, which leads to them being a source of probiotics. Probiotics are live bacteria and promote the balance of the good bacteria in our gut.
Table olives have also been found to contain a type of good gut bacteria known as lactobacillus, which can improve digestion.
Table olives are also a source of dietary fibre, which we know benefits our gut health. The fibre found in olives is a type of soluble fibre and has prebiotic properties.
EVOO and gut health
ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY – Extra Virgin Olive Oil contains compounds known as polyphenols (antioxidants), which protect against free radical damage. Free radicals can build up due to exposure to irritants such as sun, smoke and pollution.
Too many free radicals in the body can cause inflammation and can increase levels of harmful bacteria and pathogens.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil contains a unique antioxidant called oleocanthal – a powerful anti-inflammatory.
ACTS AS A PREBIOTIC – Research has shown Extra Virgin Olive Oil can act as a prebiotic by encouraging the growth of good gut bacteria.
ACTS AS AN ANTIBACTERIAL – Extra Virgin Olive Oil can also reduce the growth of bad gut bacteria, leading to reduced inflammation and improved overall guthealth
Olive’s Olives are happy to provide substantial scientific proof of the above statements.