One evening I was sitting around thinking how Mediterranean women were so beautiful with a small waist versus the obesity in the states and why does it seem to take some American moms longer to lose the baby weight? So, I researched their lifestyle and came across their diet, I noticed they drizzle and cook with olive oil a lot more than the women in the states. Olive oil has awesome benefits and one of them is weight loss.
The Power of Olive Oil
Olive oil has many benefits, but we are going to focus on the benefit of weight loss. According to the studies done by Dr. Steven Gundry, a cardiologist found that high levels of polyphenols help with the weight loss. He also realizes all olive oil isn’t the same and the olives that grow in ha
Things to Look for When Purchasing Olive Oil
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Dark, sealed bottle or can
- The oil originates in one location
- Expiration date
- Harvest Date (higher Polyphenol if harvest early)
- Expect to pay a little more
- The more bitter the better quality
How This Can Benefit Moms
When we have kids most of us pack on the pounds more than we expect. Let’s face it, it’s the time we have an excuse to eat what we want. After we have the baby it takes time to get the weight off and if you are nursing doing extreme diets or taking diet pills isn’t an option. Heck! Working-out probably isn’t an option those first three months. The best option at this time is changing to a healthy diet and I would recommend using extra virgin olive oil.
How do I use Olive oil?
- Cook with it
- Drizzle over vegetable, hummus, salads, and dishes
- Marinate with it
- Can be consume by taking a TBSP
- As a bonus, it is the best drizzle over collard greens and rice
My Favorite Brands of Olive Oil
- Coratina (Italy)
- Koroneiki (Greece)
- Picual (Spain, light flavor good for cooking)
- Gundry Olive oil (Morocco)
Comment below if you tried these olive oils and your thoughts
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