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Title:   Olive Oil

Nutrition facts

Serving Size 1 tablespoon
Amount per serving
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 60
Hide Daily Values % Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
  Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 0%     Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%     Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Calories In Olive Oil:

There are about 120 calories per 1 tablespoon serving of extra virgin olive oil.

While olive oil is high in calories, it is a core part of the Mediterranean Diet, which has proven health benefits.

Olive oil is a natural juice which preserves the taste, aroma, vitamins and properties of the olive fruit.

Olive oil is the only vegetable oil that can be consumed as it is - freshly pressed from the fruit.

This is a critically important point, because the more processed a vegetable oil is, the harder it is for the body to process.

One of the most interesting things about olive oil is that it is often part of recipes that are very healthy. At PEERtrainer we have developed a series of popular recipes to help people increase their veggies and greens.

PEERtrainer Recipes Featuring Olive Oil:

The beneficial health effects of olive oil are due to both its high content of monounsaturated fatty acids and its high content of antioxidative substances.

Studies have shown that olive oil helps prevent  heart disease by controlling ("bad") cholesterol levels while raising (the "good" cholesterol) levels.

Olive oil is well tolerated by the stomach. In fact, one of olive oil's main protective functions is on ulcers and gastritis.

Does Olive Oil Help With Weight Loss?

This can be a tricky question. If you are consuming regular vegetable oil (like canola oil for example) and you switch to olive oil, this will be a net plus for your health, no question.

But if you have a lot of weight to lose, it is important to keep in mind that the calories in any oil, including olive oil, can add up pretty quickly.

As you lose weight, start to have more energy and get your body in balance, you will start to use olive oil as a fuel.

This soup recipe is an ideal tool to help you get more energy and start to lose weight. It features a little olive oil, but the overall recipe is relatively low in calories. In fact, one needs fat when they consume vegetables to help the body absorb the nutrients.

Olive Oil and Heart Disease

Studies have shown that olive oil is good for heart health. In fact a recent book called How To Prevent A Second Heart Attack and Reverse Heart Disease includes the advice to replace all butter and cream with olive oil. If you want to read the other 7 core suggestions for reversing heart disease, we have them listed here.

Olive oil is clearly one of the good oils, one of the healing fats. Most people do quite well with it since it does not upset the critical omega 6 to omega 3 ratio and most of the fatty acids in olive oil are actually an omega-9 oil which is monounsaturated.


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last edit by PEERTRAI, 9/4/2011 1:26:08 PM

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