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Extra Virgin Olive Oil, surprisingly good for weight loss

by Esther Milne December 20, 2018

Extra Virgin Olive Oil, surprisingly good for weight loss

Did you know that a daily serving of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) can help you lose weight and lower your risk of obesity?

Here are the reasons why:

It makes you feel fuller for longer which means that you’ll eat less and consume less calories throughout the day. This is due to the satiating properties of the monounsaturated fat (the healthy fat), it actually tells your body to shut down the hunger and craving centers in your brain and stops you wanting to snack all day long!

A serving of Extra Virgin Olive oil boosts your metabolism which means that you’ll burn more calories even while you’re resting. Consuming a pure form of a healthy fat and fewer carbs throughout the day, will train your body to use fat for fuel instead of glucose. Continue this way & you’ll become a fat burning machine!

Adding more EVOO to your diet is especially effective when combined with the Mediterranean style diet. A delicious way of eating that is rich in vegetables, fruit, legumes and whole grains, moderate in dairy and low in meat.  It emphasizes the importance of sitting down to eat and enjoying meal times with family and friends.  In today's world that's a huge boost for mental & emotional health too.

Once again the Mediterranean Diet which is rich in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, has been voted the best overall eating plan for the third consecutive year.  It has shown to be the easiest diet to stick to as well as having proven benefits for heart health and lowering the risk of certain diseases including diabetes. (1)

It's so easy to incorporate more EVOO into your diet.  You can follow the Mediterranean example and take a shot of EVOO first thing in the morning. It’s a way of providing the body with pure, clean nourishment before even sitting down to a plateful of food.  It will also help to detox your liver and a healthy liver is important for maintaining a healthy weight.

You can simply drizzle the olive oil on top of salads, veggies, soups, pastas, chicken or fish. 
Or check out our healthy recipe section here >>
Most of our recipes are compatible with the Mediterranean Diet.

So if you've got weight loss on your New Year agenda remember to add some Extra Virgin Olive Oil to your diet everyday in order for your body to function optimally.  It provides energy, helps to burn fat and allows for absorption of vitamins A, D, E and K, it is one of nature's best superfoods! 

 

You may want to consult a nutritionalist before starting a weight loss program.  This post was compiled with information from different sources including:

(1) theoliveoiltimes.com "Mediterranean Diet tops annual list."
Eat Fat, Get Thin, Mark Hyman, MD, Little, Brown and Company 2016



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