Fruit can sometimes be a little controversial among those of us following a Paleo lifestyle, but olives are the exception. Most people choose to avoid fruit due to the fact it they tends to be high in sugar and low in fat and protein, but that’s not the case with olives. In fact, olives are almost 16% fat, the vast most of which is healthy monounsaturated fat. The few carbs that they do contain come mostly from fiber, which helps keep our gut bugs happy and healthy.
Olives as Nutrient Dense Foods
Olives are also an excellent source of vitamin E, with 100 grams of green olives containing about 25% of our daily recommended intake of the vitamin. These little fruits are also a good source of calcium, iron, and magnesium.
Mark Sisson even lists them as a smart fuel.