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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.

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2. Rich in gut-friendly bacteria

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

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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%.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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7. May help reduce risk of cancer

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

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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.

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9. May relieve pain

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

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