When and if asked to pick one diet trend for a perfectly fit body, what would you pick? Diet pills? Crash diet programs? Detox water drinks? Or our very own Sauna Belt (as shown in those weird television commercials) What if you were told that the secret to a more toned body can be found within your very own bawarchi khana or your nearest grocery store? It’s none other than that olive oil bottle that your mother might use occasionally as a salad dressing, or if you aren’t that burger, then the least you would’ve heard is that your daadi amma uses it for her massage therapy (which is not the kind we need in our food, please note) Yes, olive oil has known to be the secret to better health for centuries.
Not only does it make your body function well, it’s good for the skin and hair alike. Here is how it can help you with your dieting game or help you maintain the weight you already have.
It Does Magic When Consumed Raw
Olive oil in its purest form when taken without being cooked is highly beneficial for the body since it regulates your blood pressure and also maintains cholesterol and glucose levels. Therefore, all you need to do is take two or three tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil every other day and watch your body perform better. Yes, we cannot guarantee that it would taste like candy, but then again if you were looking forward to those diet supplements you could be in for a better treat. You can also add the same amount of olive oil in a cup of warm milk and drink away.
No, It Does Not Burn Fat
If prior to reading this piece you had in mind that all those calories from that gulab jaamun overdose from last night can easily be burned with just three tablespoons of olive oil in the morning, you really need to reconsider because that certainly isn’t happening. Yes, olive oil keeps you fit, but it isn’t supposed to be used as a weight-loss hack. Adding it to your meals and replacing other oils and dressings with olive oil does, in the long run, help you maintain weight. Instead of depriving yourself of food and drinks, why not add this healthy element to your everyday meals for some long term results instead?
Why Is It So Advantageous?
So you keep reading all about how olive oil does a bit of good here and a little bit of good there, how does it actually do it? Okay so firstly, olive oil has the property of absorbing fatty compounds from the blood. It also contains Vitamin E which is highly significant in the removal of toxins and unwanted compounds from the body. It facilitates digestion, therefore lesser chances of you being constipated. It also aids in the oxidation of fats and makes your body more immune since it contains Vitamin B and C. Oh! And it also reduces the carbohydrate content in the body.
The benefits are endless! So when do you plan on getting that zaytoon kay tail ki botal for your own kitchen?