Why eat olives in summer: benefits of a healthy and refreshing food
Any time of the year is good to enjoy something as delicious and healthy as olives; but in summer, there are also a series of circumstances that make this product the perfect ally in our day-to-day life. Good weather entices us to spend more time outside, doing water sports, outdoor activities, enjoying more hours of sun and olives have nutritional qualities that help the body to stay healthy in summer.
The olive is considered an extraordinary option to snack between meals in a healthy way and, at the same time, it is used as a very versatile ingredient in fresh recipes that are ideal for summer. So yes, olives are for the summer.
Eating olives helps us hydrate the body
Olives are approximately 50% water, so they contribute significantly to hydration, helping us to regain the body's water balance (the difference between water intake and water loss). Of course, always combined with drinking around 2 liters of water a day.
They are a natural source of vitamins and minerals
Vitamins are a great ally to help fight the fatigue that high summer temperatures can cause us. Olives are rich in vitamin E, with a valuable antioxidant power, and also in vitamins A and C.
In addition, olives are an important source of minerals such as sodium. Eating foods rich in minerals is even more important in summer, as sweating eliminates important minerals from our body such as sodium or magnesium.
At Agrosevilla we have a range of products as wide as the options offered by this versatile and healthy product: the olive.