7 reasons olives are good for you:

  • Cardiovascular benefits
  • Cancer prevention
  • Skin and hair health
  • Bone and connective tissue
  • Digestive tract health
  • Good source of iron
  • Eye health

Also the healthy facts: 

  • oleic acid – up to 77% of olives’ fat content is oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat. Studies show that replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats can help maintain normal blood cholesterol levels.
  • calories – there are about 150 kcal in every 100 gr of olives. That’s about 6 kcal per olives.
  • iron – black olives are a particularly good source of iron, accounting for 45.5% of the recommended daily allowance.
  • Vitamin E – table olives are a good source of vitamin E which helps protect cells from oxidative damage.
  • no harmful fats – table olives are a saturated fat free food.
  • olives are easy to digest – due to lignin/cellulose ratio which is lower than 0.5; eating seven olives a day is good for you and your body.

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