Get your Beach Body with Olive Oil
It's the time of the year where you want to jump-start your weight loss, but then again, you really don’t want to completely cut out your favorite foods, or even worse go on a highly restrictive diet that will have the opposite results in the long run. As we’ve stated before on multiple articles about food and nutrition, healthy weight loss relies more on a lifestyle change than short-term diets. Meal plans that consider your actual needs, rich in produce, whole grains, and lean protein, supplying tons of antioxidants and heart-healthy unsaturated fats. So, here comes olive oil, which can help you drastically improve your weight loss results, without the boring part -counting calories or measuring portions, yuck!
So, how does it work?
3 +1 ways that olive oil will help you get your beach body- the healthy way.
Extra virgin Olive Oil keeps your blood sugar levels stable.
Studies found that extra virgin olive oil lowers blood glucose and cholesterol, more than other kinds of fats. By preventing blood sugar spikes, you prevent weight gain and promote a healthy, sustainable weight loss. In other words, balancing your blood sugar levels has a positive effect on your body as it dictates how hungry and energetic you feel. Low blood sugar levels usually mean low energy levels and feelings of hunger that may lead to snacking on things you were not supposed to snack on while trying to lose weight. Researchers tested two different meal plans, one with olive oil and one with corn oil, and concluded that the rise in blood sugar levels was much smaller after the meals with extra virgin olive oil than after the meals with corn oil.
Satiety is the state of fullness you experience after having a meal. It's your body's way of signaling you've had enough and fuelled yourself with enough energy and nutrients to go through the next few hours until your next meal. So, the sooner you experience satiety, the less food you consume, hence you aid weight loss. Leptin is the satiety hormone that tells you when to stop eating. The good news is that more and more studies confirm that extra virgin olive oil is the most effective natural way that triggers leptin and serotonin to let you know that you’ve had enough and regulate the sensation of satiation.
Surprisingly the good kind of fats, won’t make you fat. On the contrary, it has been proven that the healthiest meal plans that cause your waistline to shrink are rich in natural oils, with extra virgin olive oil leading the way. Olive oil affects cells and hormones targeting our abdominal fat stores. The main, logical concept of weight loss is consuming fewer calories than you need per day, but in reality, you can do more than that. You can choose the right type of foods to help you boost the results, and your overall health levels at the same time, for a more holistic, viable approach. The antioxidants in olive oil have been linked to small waistlines and the monounsaturated fats lower the levels of insulin, a hormone that turns surplus of blood sugar to belly fat.
Besides all the scientifically proven benefits, extra virgin olive oil makes everything taste better! If you are aiming to consume your five a day, with at least 4 servings of veggies you must figure out a way to enjoy it and make the experience gratifying, otherwise, you run the risk of returning to your old habits.
Fill your plate with seasonal veggies and treat yourself to a nice bottle of fresh, high-quality olive oil to boost the flavors. It's all about quality over quantity so aroma and taste are crucial here.
At Kasandrinos we strongly believe that you deserve incredible olive oil. And we take it upon us to bring you a piece of our homeland. We’re still proud to sell every bottle of olive oil and vinegar directly to you. No middleman. No bottles sitting on shelves for months. Just fresh, single-origin oil and vinegar, from our family to yours.
PS: have you seen our Spartan Packets? They are convenient 12-ml packets, perfect for portion control especially when you are on the go! The easiest way to take the full-bodied, rich flavor of Kasandrinos olive oil with you anywhere!