Health Benefits of Olives

Good for:

Immune system

Nervous system

Heart and circulation

Skin, hair and eyes

Vitamins: vitamin E

Minerals: iron, sodium, calcium

Olives are packed with a range of nutrients and antioxidant compounds that give many health benefits, including being anti-inflammatory. They are one of the richest sources of monounsaturated fat and are grown mainly for their high oil content.

Olives are renowned for being one of the oldest known foods in the world; hardly surprising considering the olive tree can continue to bear fruit for a thousand years or more.

Their high vitamin E content makes olives excellent for treating dry skin conditions, keeping the skin soft, supple and youthful.

The oleic acid content of olives lowers bad cholesterol and aids in the fight against heart disease.