Cravings frequently indicate a lack of a specific nutrient, such as vitamin A, which olives are rich in. The desire for olives may be part of a larger demand for salty meals in general.
Polyphenols, which are found in olives, have antimicrobial, antioxidant, and antifungal activities. Additionally, olives are said to smooth the skin, increase immunity, stimulate the creation of stomach acid to aid with digestion, and have a high protein-to-fat ratio. They are also among the best naturally occurring sources of vitamin E, monounsaturated fat, and vitamin E.
Even if eating too many olives can cause digestive issues or an upset stomach, this is especially true if you haven’t eaten much else that day. Try meats, cheeses, fermented and soy-based meals, or nutritional yeast as an alternative to olives.