Category: General health
The other day, I was scrolling through Instagram and saw a post that simply said, “Does anyone actually LIKE olives? Be honest.”
At first I thought to myself, “Yes, I do actually really like olives,” and then as I pondered this more I realized that olives are one of those food items that most people either love or hate, and it’s usually as cut and dry as that.
Here’s the thing about olives, though: they’re actually really good for you, and are one of the main reasons why the Mediterranean diet is considered one of the healthiest diets in the world.
Coming in at #1 on the “Best Diets” list for 2022 over at Everyday Health is the Mediterranean diet. This eating style is lauded for a wide range of health benefits “including weight loss, heart and brain health, cancer prevention, and diabetes prevention and control.”
Olives are a staple within the Mediterranean diet, and that also includes olive oil, which “is considered one of the healthiest fats and a rich source of antioxidants” and may help reduce cellular damage caused by free radicals.