Are Green Olives Good for You?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 29, 2020 5:59:01 AM ET
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Green olives have a few health benefits with nutrients that include monounsaturated fat along with a good amount of fiber, calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin E and antioxidants. However, according to Dr. David L. Katz, they also contain a significant number of calories, so they can contribute to weight gain and high blood pressure if eaten in copious amounts.

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