Olives And Mint Salad For Weight Loss
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The fruit of the olive tree, or olea europaea, also known as the "European olive," is an olive. The Mediterranean Basin, South America, South Africa, India, China, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and the United States are all countries where olive trees are produced. Different types of olives are a staple in Mediterranean cuisine and a substantial export for Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Morocco. Although kalamata olives are also popular, green and black olives are more frequently found in the US. They are frequently cut into slices, eaten whole in dishes, or pressed to make olive oil, another important agricultural product from the Mediterranean region. Consuming whole olives or using olive oil in specific recipes may help ward off a number of health issues.

Health Benefits

Nutritional value

Olives include vitamins and antioxidants that may have significant positive effects on health. Olives, for instance, may offer protection against osteoporosis, a condition in which bones weaken or become brittle. Olives are also a good source of vitamin E, which strengthens the immune system and is good for your skin.

Heart health

Numerous studies have demonstrated that ingesting olive oil, particularly extra-virgin olive oil, may lower the risk of heart disease and mortality in persons who have a high risk of developing this condition.

Prevents cancer

Oleocanthal, a substance found in olives, has been demonstrated in experiments to have the ability to kill cancer cells. Other research has linked olive oil consumption to a lower risk of cancer, particularly breast cancer.


Consuming olive oil may reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes by assisting your body's glucose regulation, according to research (sugar). Type 2 diabetes can arise from poorly controlled glucose.

Here is a recipe for healthy cucumber, olive and mint salad for weight loss-


1. 3 Medium Cucumbers (seeded and cut in chunks), peeled

2. To season Sea salt (you can use normal salt too)

3. 1 Lemon (juiced)

4. A pinch of Sugar

5. 8-9 large Spanish olives

6. 1 1/2 tbsp Olive oil

7. To season Black pepper (cracked)

8. For garnishing Mint leaves

9. 6-8 Cherry tomatoes


1. Cucumber pieces should be combined with lime juice, sea salt, and a touch of sugar in a bowl. 

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2. Add Olive oil, black pepper, and pitted black olives to a blender.

3. This should be pureed well.

4. Mix the cucumbers with the black olive puree and add the cherry tomatoes, cut in half.

5. Garnish with olives and mint.