Why are olives so healthy?

26 February 2019

Round, aromatic tasty morsels… Sometimes olives seem too good to be true! They make the perfect snack for a whole host of reasons. Not only are they blessed with an irresistible flavour and aroma, they’re also ideal for eating at any time, any place, with anyone and with almost anything. And that’s without mentioning their amazing health benefits.

Olives are rich in minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, iron and iodine, as well as an excellent source of calcium (ideal for those who aren’t fans of dairy products). They’re also packed with vitamins, antioxidants and unsaturated fatty acids, which are great for your heart. They’re also the one and only source of olive oil, the cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet and a veritable elixir of good health. You’re best to eat a handful a day to help keep blood cholesterol levels down and give your body a good boost of nutrients.

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