By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness
June 25, 2021
In my house, extra virgin olive oil is a mainstay. So are olives, when I remember to buy them.
As nutritional foods, they both have their pros and cons.
Obviously olives are going to have more fiber in them. They have the fiber, plus all of the oil that is contained within the fiber. That’s where you get the olive oil. It’s not as concentrated as it is in extra virgin olive oil, but that fiber is great for your gut bacteria.
My favorite olives are the Castelvetrano’s. They are nice and meaty – not too soft, not too hard, and not so salty. I like to eat a dozen or so each day, as part of a side dish at lunch or dinner, or as a snack. I also like garlic stuffed olives for added benefit. Continue reading