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Healthy Birmingham Greek Food: Olives

An Olive A Day Keeps the Doctor Away: Birmingham, Let's Put It To The Test!

We overlook olives somewhat, but there are so many health properties that we should be asking ourselves why. Perhaps it's something to do with the fact that for years, trends seemed to point towards unhealthy foods, and when it came to takeaways, that was really the only option we had. But things are changing. These days, the Instagram influencers aren't telling us to go out and eat junk from fast food joints, they're revitalising the way we think and eat. In fact, healthy Instagram bloggers can give us plenty of inspiration in our own diets.

So, what about olives then? They actually have plenty of medicinal properties, so if you enjoy tucking into some with your dinner, there's absolutely no guilt. If you like the sound of cancer prevention and cardiovascular benefits, they sound more attractive by the minute. Of course, our skin and hair is important as well. Bone and connective tissue are also improved by eating olives, as is our digestive health and our eye health, too. Honestly, what's not to love?

That's all very well and good, but most of us don't remember to pick up olives as part of our regular diet. The good news is that you can find amazing olive dishes from Birmingham Greek takeaways and plenty of other cuisines as well, without having to leave the house!

1. The Plough - Puttanesca Olives

Olives feature rather heavily on this menu at The Plough, and we can't say that this is a bad thing. It's all about how they're seasoned in this seemingly simplistic dish. Whether you pair with pizza, or even a nice, cold glass of white wine, you can't go wrong. And as you know, you'll be reaping the health benefits, too.

2. Colbeh Persian  - Zeytoon Parvarde

If you're a garlic fan, why not skip the usual garlic bread and all of its carbs and opt for something different instead? Colbeh Persian's Zeytoon Parvarde offers you a taste sensation thanks to its unique mix of garlic, pomegranate paste, walnuts, and of course, olives.

. Zeytoon Parvarde

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3. Casa Italia - Portion Olives

Everyone loves Italian, but a lot of people are guilty of always getting "their usual". Why not push the boat out a little and add something else next time, too? Portion olives provide a happy and healthy compromise because you can get them as a starter dish at Casa Italia, and then still even have your main. And you know what? Yes. You can still have garlic bread as well.

The healthier option #fresh #fish #cod #veg

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