Great For The Waistline
Olives are a natural fat burner! Not only are olives naturally very low in calories, but they also stimulate the production of Adiponectin, which is a protein hormone that burns fat for up to 5 hours after eating.
Natural Anti-Aging Power
Olives are a great source of Oleic Acid which works wonders for the skin. Firstly it has powerful moisturising qualities which keeps the skin looking soft, supple and radiant. It is also has strong antioxidant compounds which prevents wrinkles and slows down aging.
Improves Memory & Boosts Brain Power
Olives are the ultimate stress buster. These little green machines can actually help improve your memory by up to 25%. The science behind this magic is that the Olive Polyhenols increase both the levels of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) and Brain Derived Neurotropic Factor (BDNF) - which are at the centre of all learning and memory processes. Hence, they are also a great means of combatting diseases such as Alzheimers.
Cleanses & Protects The Body
Olives are extremely high free radical-zapping antioxidants which protects the body from a whole host of diseases including heart diseases, strokes and cancer.
Looking to spice things up in the bedroom? Olives are not only a super aphrodisiac, but they also enhance the fertility and reproductive systems.
Rapunzel's Secret Weapon
Ever wonder why Rapunzel's hair managed to grow so long? Sure it was partially due to the fact that she was quarantined in a tower for months and months, but it was largely thanks to her favourite snack - Olives. Olives are a great source of Vitamin E, which makes your hair look healthier and fresh. The Oleic Acid within olives also stimulates hair growth; enabling it to become thicker, longer and stronger.
Fiber is an incredibly important part of the diet. Olives happen to be an very strong source of dietary fiber, making sure that your digestive system is running at full steam and you're always on your A game.
You'd be surprised at the amount of people that ask this question, but to quell all confusion - yes, Olives are 100% vegan friendly. Nothing but pure green goodness.
Good Luck Charms
If you're looking for some edible good karma, look no further than the Olive. Dating back centuries, olives have been heralded as the symbol of both wisdom and also peace.
Olives have been, and will remain to be an incredible source of nutrition all over the world. This fact is reflected in the fact that an olive branch appears on the flags of 7 countries, 4 US states and the flag of the United Nations.
Olly’s Olives are a London-based start-up who produce the best quality olives, in the tastiest flavours possible. Founder Olly Hiscocks is a lifelong olive fanatic who grew tired of poor quality snacks, so much so that he turned down Medical School in order to lead the olive-lution! After a year of research and tasting, Olly decided to source his jumbo green olives from Halkidiki, Greece, testing all along the way on his foodie guinea pigs at Richmond’s Duck Pond Market. Seeing his customers’ reactions to his succulent olives and innovative flavours, Olly knew he had to bring his salty snacks to the whole of the country. Did you know that most olives are pasteurised? Key to the taste and texture of Olly’s Olives is the fact that they are not pasteurised, boosting their flavour, consistency and nutritional content. Olly decided it was time for a change: all the flavour, no unnecessary behaviour! The naturally vegan and gluten free range (all under 95cals per packet) is topped off with mouth-watering marinades, packaged in handy pouches with no stones, no messy oils and no artificial preservatives. The selection includes Chilli + Rosemary, Lemon + Thyme and Basil + Garlic (RRP £1.50 per 50g pouch), available nationally via Ocado and Olly’s online store, as well as in BP and Selfridges; they’re ideal for your travels, available on Virgin Trains and the Eurostar and for topping up your thirst at a host of pubs, bars and hotels including Brewdog and Craft Beer Co.