You can put them in a cocktail, or place them on your fingers for a trip down childhood memory lane. Yes, we’re talking about olives. These oval shaped fruits are not only fun for kids and adults, but they are extremely healthy.
Grown on an olive tree, also known as the Olea europaea, these small black or green fruits are native to the Mediterranean, Asia, and Africa. They are also rich in iron, calcium, fiber, copper, vitamin K, Vitamin E and sodium. And when you eat them, this is what happens to your body.
1. Experience weight loss/ improved weight control
Olives have Monounsaturated fats and fiber. These are two extremely filling components that leave you feeling satisfied. In addition to that awesomeness, olives have a they have a ‘negative calorie load’, which means it takes more calories to digest an olive than the olive itself. And then there’s also those good fatty acids that stimulate the production of adiponectin, which is a chemical that burns fat for five hours after ingestion.