Why You Should Be Drinking Olive Oil Every Day

 
Related

This Monster Sized Lizard Reminds Me Why Never To Live In Australia

Green
270 points

6 Healthy Habits You Should Start Following Today To Avoid Any Disease

Green
224 points



Most recent

Is acupuncture effective for treating female infertility or incontinence?

Health at home
32 points

Gorillaz en argentina

Grace Neky Fernandez
12 points

This is why you should always sleep naked you'll be surprised at what it does to your body

Crazy stuff
102 points

Top turn offs for women on a first date. What not to do!

About everything
38 points

Spirulina, the super powder we should all take

Health at home
138 points

Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize on parole after a severe diagnosis

You have to know
54 points

Deadline for the Reform of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Health at home
30 points
SHARE
TWEET
Chances are that you have a bottle of olive oil reserved for cooking, but drinking this kitchen staple can provide you with the same healthy benefits of this antioxidant-rich wonder — if not more. From a happier digestive system to banishing belly fat, here's why you should start and end every day with a tablespoon of olive oil.

Why You Should Be Drinking Olive Oil Every Day

It helps fight breast cancer: A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine shows that women who followed a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil had a relatively lower risk of breast cancer than those women who followed a Mediterranean diet supplemented with mixed nuts or a diet that was lower in fat. If the Mediterranean diet is new to you, start with this guide of which foods to eat when adopting it into your lifestyle. Besides protecting against breast cancer, the diet has also been shown to slow the aging process and reduce the risk of stroke.

It reduces the risk of heart disease: While it may seem counterintuitive that drinking olive oil can help protect the heart from disease, multiple studies confirm the claim to be true thanks to the MUFAs, or monounsaturated fats, olive oil contains — so much so that the FDA allows manufacturers to label olive oil with this health claim. The FDA recommends consuming just around two tablespoons per day to protect the heart. Just a note that olive oil should replace saturated fats in your diet rather than add to your current calorie intake.

It encourages weight loss: The same good fats that protect the heart from disease can also aid you in achieving any weight-loss goals you may have. Not only have MUFAs been shown to help the body feel full, but they also target belly fat. Add olive oil to your list of flat-belly foods you should be eating.

It helps with digestion: While there isn't a lot in the way of scientific research — just a few smaller studies — olive oil is widely (and successfully) used as a homeopathic remedy to help the digestive system and ease symptoms of constipation. Acting as a lubricant of sorts, drinking olive oil is said to help things move along better in the colon.

Fuente: www.popsugar.com
SHARE
TWEET
To comment you must log in with your account or sign up!
Featured content