Start Your Day With A Shot Of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Updated November 14th 2022
How much extra virgin olive oil should you consume daily? The answer may surprise you – according to some experts, it’s beneficial to take a shot of extra virgin olive oil every day.
- A shot of extra virgin olive oil first thing in the morning has numerous health benefits
- The Polyphenols in extra virgin olive oil have a range of scientific benefits when consumed daily
- Two tablespoons or one ‘shot’ of extra virgin olive oil a day is enough to feel the benefits
- Extra virgin olive oil in the morning can also improve your skin and hair health
- Morocco Gold’s 2022 Harvest contains our highest level of polyphenols and low acidity – great news for health and taste!
That’s right – a shot glass full of a quality extra virgin olive oil, first thing in the morning. Proponents of this habit say that it has a number of health benefits, including improved digestion, increased energy levels, and reduced inflammation. And while there is no definitive scientific evidence to support these claims, many people swear by the benefits of this simple daily ritual. So if you’re looking for a way to add some extra healthy fats to your diet, start your day with a shot of extra virgin olive oil. Your body (and taste buds) will thank you!
Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Daily
Extra virgin olive oil is a healthy fat that has numerous health benefits. It’s important to consume extra virgin olive oil every day, and the recommended amount is one shot (tablespoon), which equals approximately 23 grams. extra virgin olive oil can be used in cooking, as a dressing for salads, or simply taken alone as a shot. Extra virgin olive oil is also a good source of antioxidants. So make sure to include extra virgin olive oil in your diet every day!
If you want to get the health benefits of olive oil such as reduced risk of heart disease, lower ldl cholesterol and others, you can include extra virgin olive oil as part of a healthy diet, like the Mediterranean Diet or increasingly popular Keto Diet. You can also have ‘a shot’ first thing in the morning.
Extra Virgin olive oil is the go-to cooking oil for health-conscious food lovers and those wanting to cook healthily and lose weight. Mostly everyone who has ever read about a diet or has looked up for healthy food recipes is familiar with olive oil and its heart-healthy properties.
Start Your Day The Olive Oil Way!
Due to the numerous health benefits of extra virgin olive oil, it is typically used in cooking, but did you know that having a shot of extra virgin olive oil, the first thing in the morning has a lot of health benefits too? A lot of health experts recommend eating olive oil raw in the morning is even healthier, here’s why:
European Food Safety Authority Recommendation On Polyphenols
The European Food Safety Authority regulation states that extra virgin olive oil with a polyphenol level of 250mg / kg and above can make health claims. However it is also very specific about which polyphenols this applies to. It specifically states that this must include hydroxytyrosol and its derivites, (oleuropein and tyrosol). So long as these polyphenols are present, the beneficial effects can be obtained with a daily intake of around 20ml of olive oil.
The Polyphenols In Morocco Gold Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Morocco Gold Extra Virgin Olive Oil bottle size is 500ml (16.9 fl.Oz.USA). There are around 35 tablespoons in each bottle (1 tbs. = 14.3ml).
The level of polyphenols present in Morocco Gold does vary from year to year, depending on a range of factors, weather, time of harvesting and processing etc.
This year’s 2022 Harvest of Morocco Gold Extra Virgin Olive Oil contains our highest level of polyphenols and low acidity – great news for health and taste!
- 500ml Bottle / 16.9 Fl Oz USA
- Acidity Level: 0.2%
- Highest Polyphenols To Date: 644mg/kg
Here is the full breakdown of health-giving properties in Morocco Gold extra virgin olive oil:
|3,4 DHPEA-EDA||85 mg/kg|
|Ligstroside aglycone (p, HPEA-EA)||20 mg/kg|
|Oleuropein aglycone (3,4 DHPEA-EA)||71 mg/kg|
|Oleocanthal p, HPEA-EDA||65 mg/kg|
|Polyphenols Total||644 mg/kg|
At EFSA standard of 250 mg/kg, 1 tablespoon will have around 7.1 mg/kg (250 / 35) So to get the health benefits you would need to take around 3 tablespoons per day.
Our latest harvest polyphenol content is 644 mg / kg.
So there are around 18.4 mg / kg in each tablespoon (644 / 35)
Because our concentration of polyphenol is much higher than the standard, you will get the associated health benefits with around 2 tablespoons per day – ‘a shot’.
Here are just some of the health benefits from taking ‘a shot’ of Morocco Gold extra virgin olive oil daily.
Helps in Weight Loss
The idea of consuming olive oil this way comes from the Mediterranean diet, which, despite its share of naysayers, has been found to be effective. Olive oil has an acid called oleic acid, which gives the feeling of fullness and promotes the feeling of satiety.
The idea of a digestive cleanse has been denounced by some health experts. But as per few experts, an olive oil and lemon detox cleanse has benefits for the digestive system in the short term.
Prevents colon cancer
According to various studies, drinking extra virgin olive oil may prevent the formation of free radicals in the body, and reduce the incidence of colon cancer. This is because olive oil is full of antioxidants.
Anything full of antioxidants is always great for the skin. Just like Vitamin E, antioxidants also slow the ageing of skin. Olive oil has an abundance of both of these.
So now you know! All you need to do, to make the most of this amazing morning tonic, is to take the juice of a ripe lemon and add it to a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, and drink it up! The better the quality of olive oil, the more beneficial this exercise will be for you. You can also add a little bit of water to make the mixture more palatable and improve its cleansing properties.