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Been eating olives stuffed with pickled garlic cloves, 3-4 at a time. Just read when pregnant should only have 1 clove of garlic/day. Harmful to baby?

Been eating olives stuffed with pickled garlic cloves, 3-4 at a time. Just read when pregnant should only have 1 clove of garlic/day. Harmful to baby?

No evidence of harm: I researched this on many different sites and could not find any evidence at all that garlic is harmful to developing babies. Many sites said it's fine to eat garlic in moderation but excess garlic should be avoided, but the only reason presented was that too much garlic close to delivery might thin your blood and reduce blood clotting, so cut back close to delivery. See http://tinyurl.com/ht5ebcl ...Read more

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Are super olives really healthier?

Are super olives really healthier?

Probably not: I don't think we would be able to quantify if super olives are any healthier than regular olives. Also i don't think the us fda has classified a super olive. ...Read more

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Do green olives make you gain weight ?

Do green olives make you gain weight ?

If you eat enough of: Anything you will gain weight. Olives do contain oil. You gain weight if the calories you consume exceed the calories you burn. ...Read more

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Which are healthier: black olives or green?

Which are healthier: black olives or green?

No preference: Medicine does not have a stake in this game. There would be no preference or specific health benefit from olives. They are both considered to be 'fat' calories. ...Read more

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Will the fat in olives make you gain weight?

Will the fat in olives make you gain weight?

This is unlikely: You need to count your calories and stay under your daily calorie needs in order to lose weight, consume the number of calories equal to your daily calorie needs to maintain your weight and consume more than your daily calorie needs to gain weight. It is very unlikely that eating olives would cause you to gain weight unless you ate a bunch. http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/. ...Read more

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What causes aa man to crave lots of green olives 30_40 at a time?

What causes aa man to crave lots of green olives 30_40 at a time?

Nucleus Accumbans: Olives are high in calories, but have the healthy type of fatty acids. Compulsive, uncontrollable consumption may  be indicate abuse/dependence which is modulated by a Dopamine surge in the reward center of the brain. Otherwise, they are delicious, . ...Read more

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How nutritious are olives?

How nutritious are olives?

Olives: Considering the romans and most mediterranean peoples lived off them they are fairly nutritious but that is for people who eat reasonably they are oily and have a lot of calories so if you are eating absolutely everything in sight olives will not help. ...Read more