Why are olives so healthy?

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When you hear the word “fruit,” one of the first associations that comes to mind is “healthy.” And the same applies to olives, which are the fruit of the olive tree. Olives are used to make olive oil, a key part of a healthy lifestyle. So what is it exactly about olives that makes them so good for you? The list is almost endless… but here are a few pointers to get you going. 

They’re packed with vitamins A and E (which keep your body tissue in perfect shape and boost your defenses); their omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are great for your heart as they keep blood cholesterol in check; celiacs can eat them all day long as they are 100% gluten free; and they’re rich in iron (ideal if you suffer from anemia), calcium (vital for bones and teeth) and sodium (which plays a key role in the nervous system, muscles and blood pressure). Not to mention the fact that they’re filling and thanks to their high fiber content, they aid digestion, as well as helping burn fat… 

All in all, a marvel of nature. Brighten up your life with some STAR olives today! 

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