Health Benefits of Olives: Superfoods Snack #1

Straight to the point, What are some Health Benefits of Olives? Should you include Olives in your everyday diet? Olives contain unsaturated essential fatty acids that promote a stable gut microbiome. They increase microbial diversity and beneficial butyrate-producing bacteria. Butyrate is anti-inflammatory and promotes a strong gut lining by tightening the junctions between cells. It has been reported that essential fatty acids nourish your brain, enhance gut health, and decrease inflammation.

Every day I see someone asking me – How do you use this or that in a recipe? How much Olives should I eat? And as far as Olives are concerned – Just eat 10-12 by itself straight from the jar. I occasionally add it into the salads, but most of the time I use it as a snack.

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What are some other health benefits of Olives?

Olives are great for fat-loss and increasing muscle mass. In this short-term (one-month) dietary intervention study a group of 25 middle-aged people were asked to eat 10-12 Olives per day. The study demonstrated an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effect of daily consumption of green table olives. It also found that the subjects reduced the fat mass and increased muscle mass in a month.

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How to use Olives in Recipes?

  • Eat Olives as a Snack. 10-12 per day is sufficient.
  • Top your cheat day Pizza with it.
  • Top your breakfast toast with it.
  • If you are fancy, add it on that charcuterie board
  • Top your Salads with Olives
  • Add it to Pasta and Pesto
  • Use it to accompany a dry-red wine
  • Eat it as a side for any protein – chicken, fish, steak.

If you really want to use Olives in a recipe, try it in this Chicken Guava Waldorf Salad | Healthy Recipes or add it to this Quinoa Recipe with Almond and Pistachio.

As for me, I will continue to eat them as snacks by a tiny bowl ful.

But really, seriously

EAT OLIVES AS SNACKS.

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