Olive oil is known to mankind since ancient times. Initially, it was used as flavor additives to dishes and for frying various products. But already today, olive oil has found its application in various fields, including in cosmetology and medicine.
Due to its unique properties, olive oil has also been used for weight loss, but we'll talk about this a little later.
Olive oil has in its composition a large number of vitamins, amino acids, bioflavonoids and acids, which favorably affect the body as a whole.
Frequent use of olive oil normalizes the work of the cardiovascular system and the gastrointestinal tract. It also has a good effect on the nervous system and promotes the destruction of cancer cells.
Olive oil relieves atherosclerosis, and also rinses the vessels, removing harmful substances from them. In addition, it has a great effect on the condition of the hair, nails and skin, due to the high content of vitamin E.
But as for the use of olive oil for weight loss, here his ability to burn fat cells has not yet been proven. However, a regularity is revealed, those people who daily use olive oil in moderate amounts, begin to gradually reduce weight, and this despite the fact that they did not adhere to any strict nutrition programs.
Dietitians explain this phenomenon very simply. The thing is that olive oil contains monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which very quickly saturate the stomach and dull the feeling of hunger.
In addition, it has in its composition oleic acid, which creates a sense of saturation. However, this is not the only "function" of oleic acid. It also improves digestion and metabolism, which, in fact, leads to weight loss.
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Olive oil for weight loss: how to take?
Despite its high caloric content, olive oil in certain amounts contributes to weight loss. In order for this to happen, nutritionists recommend using olive oil for weight loss on an empty stomach, but no more than 2 st. l.
In addition, olive oil can be consumed with lemon juice, as a dressing for vegetable salad. This dressing has an acid-salty taste, so you do not have to use salt. And this is another plus, because, as you know, salt is a "white death", it not only promotes the accumulation of excess fluid in the body, but also accumulation of hated kilograms.
Do not be afraid to include olive oil in your diet, it will not only help you lose weight, but also will correct your health and give you a beautiful appearance! But remember, for losing weight, olive oil needs to be purchased high quality, and also adhere to all the rules of its storage, otherwise it will lose its properties and instead of relieving you of excess weight, will add you several kilograms.