How Much Olive Oil Should I Consume Daily?

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Why You Should Have A Shot Of Morocco Gold Extra Virgin Olive Oil First Thing In The Morning!

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.

Health Benefits Of Olive Oil
Health Benefits Of Olive Oil

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. 

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 we are pleased to say the level of polyphenols is the highest we have yet seen. The breakdown is:

3,4 DHPEA-EDA 85 mg/kg
Hydroxytyrosol5 mg/kg
Lignanes26 mg/kg
Ligstroside aglycone (p, HPEA-EA)20 mg/kg
Oleuropein aglycone (3,4 DHPEA-EA)71 mg/kg
Oleocanthal p, HPEA-EDA65 mg/kg
Tyrosol372 mg/kg
Polyphenols Total644 mg/kg
Polyphenol content in Morocco Gold Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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.

Healthy Skin

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.