We don’t always have the time to prepare and relish a wholesome meal from scratch, but we can munch on heart-healthy olives, add them to a salad or a main dish, and enjoy their many health benefits and total deliciousness. Here are some reasons you may want to eat more olives for Mediterranean Diet Month—and every month:
1. They’re delicious. We won’t eat, much less sell, anything that doesn’t taste amazing. Our olives are juicy and savory, with a great texture and incredible flavor.
2. Get your healthy fats on! Of the 1.5 grams of fat in a 15-gram serving of olives, more than 75 percent is monounsaturated. These healthy monounsaturated fatty acids are associated with decreased risk of heart disease, reduced risk of chronic disease, lower blood pressure, and more far-reaching health benefits. These healthy fats may also aid in weight loss. Plus, they help you feel satisfied.
3. They make super easy snacks. Gaea snack packs, full of sun-ripened and handpicked olives bursting with flavor, are perfect for snacking anytime, anywhere. They’re easy to stash in your purse, backpack, or glove compartment. Our snack packs are liquid free, so you never have to worry about a mess, and re-sealable, if you want to save some for later (real talk: we usually polish them off in one sitting,).
4. No need to worry about preservatives…or sodium. Gaea olive packs are the first olive snack in the world without preservatives or additives. They also have the lowest salt content.