When it comes to weight loss there are so many choices available to us that it is easy to get confused. The efficiency of each one depends on your body weight, genes, your daily diet and of course the amount of exercise you’re doing on a weekly basis. As fitness experts and nutritionists are stating, you shouldn’t rush into dramatic weight loss as it will only harm your body. Instead, opt for a lifestyle change that involves daily exercise and a diet that should include olive oil.
Olive oil and weight loss:
• The oleic acid present in the olive oil helps the body to create oleoylethanolamide which reduces weight and appetite.
• It absorbs fat from the blood.
• It contains 77% mono-saturated fats that lower high-density lipoproteins, low-density lipoproteins, and cholesterol.
• It reduces the hunger pangs and calorie intake.
• The aroma of it regulates satiety hormone – serotonin in the blood which makes you feel satiated.
• It helps in reducing carbohydrate levels in the body.
• It increases the metabolic rate of the body and oxidation of unhealthy fat.
• The presence of omega fatty acids, Vitamin B, C and D in it increases body’s immunity power.
Whether you will use it as a salad dressing or drizzled over pasta, olive oil has scientifically been proven to have medicinal and weight-loss properties.
Recommended use: three tablespoons or about 50ml of olive oil a day
According to the US nutritionist Dr. Mary Flynn, who’s been studying the effects and health benefits of olive oil since the 1990s “(…), the weight-loss effect comes into play at three tablespoons, so that’s what I recommend.” Furthermore, the natural compound called oleuropein in the olive oil helps the body produce more insulin, which in turn helps regulate metabolism and allows cells to use sugar for energy, thus making us less likely to gain weight.
• using unrefined cold pressed olive oil in your salads every day.
• include olives in your diet as a snack whenever you’re feeling hungry or craving something salty