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Olives are synonymous with James Bond’s tipple of choice and Greek salads. But they also pack a punch when it comes to your health.

Bet you didn’t know that olives are a type of stone fruit (or drupe) or that they’re related to mangoes, cherries, peaches and pistachios?Drupes are identified by a hard pit or stone surrounded by fleshy fruit.Green olives are harvested early in the season, while black olives are harvested at full maturity.Both varieties are a great low-kilojoule snack packed with “good” fat.

But no matter which type of olive you enjoy – whether in a martini, salad, sandwich or as a tapenade – olives offer many health benefits.

We’ve found nine benefits that might get you eating more of these nutrient bombs.


1. Packed with antioxidants

Research shows that olives are a good source of biophenols. This antioxidant prevents the accumulation of bad cholesterol on artery walls.



2. Rich in gut-friendly bacteria

Olives are a fermented food and full of Lactobacillus, a gut-friendly bacteria.



3. Help fight wrinkles

Olives contain oleic acid which keeps skin soft and healthy. In fact, eating olives can improve the appearance of wrinkles by as much as 20%.


4. Help lower your risk for diabetes and obesity

Olives are high in monounsaturated fats and can reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes and obesity if you substitute them for foods with “bad” fats.



5. Can help reduce your appetite

Olives contain monounsaturated fatty acids which help slow the digestion process and stimulate cholecystokinin, a hormone that tells your brain when it’s full.



6. Help improve bone health 

A study published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition suggests that olive oil phenols can help prevent bone mass loss.


7. May help reduce risk of cancer

Olives contain phenolic compounds that show anti-tumour capabilities in the breast, colon and stomach.



8. Lower cholesterol 

Olives are a good source of monounsaturated fatty acids. Foods with a high monounsaturated fatty acid content lower “bad” LDL cholesterol and increase “good” HDL cholesterol.



9. May relieve pain

Research shows that olives stop the growth of enzymes responsible for inflammation and pain.


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