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Olives are Tasty, But Are Olives Good For You?

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The many fans of Mama Faith’s Olive Spread love it for its authentic taste and commitment to high-quality natural ingredients! Our versatile spreads- whether Original or Simply Spicy- can be combined with a wide range of foods to enhance their deliciousness, either as a garnish or as an integral part of the dish!
However, many consumers are looking not just at the taste but also whether a food they eat on a regular basis is healthy for them. Do our beloved olives deliver as many benefits to our health as much as they do to our taste buds?

The good news is yes, absolutely! Olives are a tremendously healthy food. Humans have known this since ancient times, and turning them into a spread only helps you spread those benefits to your other favorite foods, like sandwiches!

Olives Are A Great Source of Healthy Fats

Monounsaturated fatty acids are often dubbed the “good fats” because they help lower LDL—the “bad” cholesterol while maintaining the desirable HDL. High blood pressure and the cardiovascular risks that come with it are one the leading causes of not just mortality, but diminished quality of life for many people all over the world.

In a world where there is no shortage of junk food and fast-food options that are chock full of sodium and little nutritive value, having options such as Mama Faith’s Olive Spread which are both delicious and nutritious can help make a difference in people’s eating habits one tasty jar at a time!

Olives are Rich in Polyphenols

Polyphenols are a type of plant compound which offer well-established health benefits. They act as antioxidants which can mitigate the effects of free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells in the body and are thought to be a major contributing factor to aging, chronic diseases, and general inflammation. Antioxidants are thought to be key in warding off illness and maintaining good health.

Olives Provide an Ample Source of Key Vitamins and Minerals

Olives pack a punch when it comes to providing you the vitamins and minerals your body needs on a daily basis. Olives are a great source of Vitamin E, Iron, Calcium, and Copper. Of these, perhaps the most important mineral that olives provide is Iron. Approximately 1.6 billion people in the world are iron deficient (anemic.) People vary widely in their ability to absorb Iron, so obtaining enough in your diet is paramount to good health.

Best Authentic Olive Spread

Gluten-free, vegan-friendly, health-conscious, and most of all- tasty! Mama Faith’s Olive Spread tapenade is a winner when paired with just about any dish. Our spread comes in two varieties, the original spread that started it all, and a spicy version for those who want a little more zest in their life.

If you have any questions about our olive spread, we’d love to chat! Contact us here today.