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All About Olives

Yes, Olives count as part of your 5 to 9 requirement of fruits & veggies.  The oil they contain is a healthy kind.  Kids usually like them.  You can sneak some into many of your favorite recipes.  According to, "Olives are great source of healthy fats and lutein. 10 large olives would contain about 200 calories."  Lutein helps protect vision, as well as acting against heart and circulation diseases. From The World's Healthiest Foods: "Olives are concentrated in monounsaturated fats and a good source of vitamin E."  This article has descriptions, health benefits, history of olives, and more, with a complete nutritional profile

Olives: How Healthy are They? Which Olives are Best? by  "...the humble olive is often passed up (often because they've unfairly gotten a bad rap for being high in fat). However, olives are actually a very healthy fruit, one that's been lending superb nutrition to mankind for centuries. So there's no need to pass up that tempting olive bar at the market any longer -- olives are good for you!" 

Facts and Trivia about Olives



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