Olives are an antioxidant-rich food. That means every time you eat them you send an army of good-guy neutralizers into your system to help bad-guy free radicals chill out.
One olive only has about 7 calories. They have a ‘negative calorie load’, which means you burn more calories digesting an olive that you gain eating one.
The monounsaturated fat found in olives is the same good fat you find in nuts and avocados. Mono-unsaturated fat in the diet increases good cholesterol.
A 2013 study in mice showed that supplementation with olive polyphenols elevates levels of the proteins nerve growth factor (NGF) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF).
Beyond their antioxidant properties, which combat free radicals that cause aging, eating healthy olives helps skin stay soft and healthy.
The monounsaturated fatty acids contained in healthy olives slow down the digestion process and stimulate the hormone cholecystokinin.
Inflammation is understood to be the root cause of diseases, and replacing them with anti-inflammatory foods is a key first step for anyone on a health journey!
Chronic oxidative stress and chronic inflammation can be key factors in the development of cancer, if our cells get overwhelmed by these, our risk of cell cancer is increased.
Probiotic-rich foods are gut health superfoods and are recommended by leading scientists, doctors, and nutritionists as part of any gut-healthy protocol.
Olives pack some dietary fiber, about 1.5 grams per 10 olives. We know now that your microbiome-- that colony of resident good bacteria that live in your body, mostly in your gut.