Can a Daily Tablespoon of Olive Oil Help You Lose Weight?

Olive Oil for Weight Loss

Olive oil continues to get the recognition it deserves as part of a healthy diet. Recent research from Beloit College in Wisconsin, reported that taking 1 tablespoon per day, can help those trying to lose weight, by shedding a pound per week.

Olive oil comes from the olive tree (Olea europaena) and is a traditional Mediterranean crop. It has been a staple for thousands of years and its healthy benefits are making it popular the world over.

How it Works for Weight Loss:

- as a good fat - Olive oil, a good fat, has been shown to burn off three times faster than bad fats, like the trans fats found in our commercial food products.

- oleic acid content - The oleic acid in olive oil is the component believed to give it the fat-fighting benefits. The fatty acid helps fat tissues stop absorbing fat from blood cells. It also aids the fat cells by secreting stored fat into the bloodstream so it can be burned off.

- oleic acid conversion - During digestion, oleic acid converts to OEA, a hunger-fighting hormone. OEA stimulates nerve cells and tells the brain you are full.

- increases metabolism - Researchers have found that women who had olive oil at breakfast boosted metabolism by 60% more than women who skipped the oil. It is believed that olive oil burns hot and fast - creating a metabolic boost.

Researchers in the study recommend taking a tablespoon in the morning on an empty stomach.

Health Benefits of Olive Oil:

According to the Mayo Clinic, olive oil is a healthy choice in fats. It contains monounsaturated fat which can lower the bad (LDL) cholesterol levels in the blood. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that about 2 tablespoons per day (23 grams) may reduce the risk of heart disease.

What kind to buy:

The least processed are the 'extra-virgin' or 'virgin' olive oils. These are the most heart healthy as they contain the highest levels of polyphenols, a powerful antioxidant that promotes a healthy heart.

Olive oil is also known as a healthy raw fat (see link to raw fats). Raw fats are healthiest in their most natural state. Rather than cooking with, olive oil can be drizzled over salads, in soups, or over other foods.

See links below for raw fats, other healthy oils, and healthy eating suggestions.

Healthy Olive Oil

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Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

It's so good to hear from you again! I just purchased a whole bottle of virgin olive oil the other day (you know I love the stuff), so in addition to cooking with it, and using it as a skin moisturizer, I'm going to be taking a "(table)spoonful of olive oil" every day. Thank you so much for this great information. You always deliver.


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creativeone59 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thank you Bk, I need all the help I can get to lose some of my eight. thank you for sharing your hub on the one tablespoon of Olive oil a day help you lose wight hub. thank you so much for your info.Godspeed. creativeone59


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

Thank you Bk - any excuse to have a l'il more olive oil! :)

It's sad that a lot of healthy fats have disappeared from our diet thanks to the 'skinny' look!


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kartika damon 7 years ago from Fairfield, Iowa

Hey BK, this is excellent information, as usual. It is a reminder for me to eat my salad a day with olive oil and lemon - my favorite way to get this incredible oil into my diet - thanks! Kartika


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Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for your information and your great help. Hope this will shift my slim figure. It half sticks you would think it is cement.


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tim-tim 7 years ago from Normal, Illinois

I agreed with creativeone59. I need all the help I can get, LOL! Thanks for sharing, as always. Great hub!


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dianacharles 7 years ago from India

Thanks for the tip BkCreative. I think I saw this Doctor on Oprah Winfrey who asked people who eat a slice of whole grain bread with a tsp of olive oil on it. Will try this early morning thing to boost my metabolism.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you all for responding. I keep olive oil on hand but I realized I'm not necessarily using it everyday - so a few days ago I started doing the tablespoon in the morning. With cold weather and dry heat in my home my skin was starting to feel dry and itchy - I think the daily oil is making a difference in my skin.

I'd rather take this as a dose for health rather than a vitamin!


Scott.Life 7 years ago

Thanks for the tip I'm going to try this for two weeks, and keep notes I'll tell you how it goes.


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Sufidreamer 7 years ago from Sparti, Greece

Good Hub, BKCreative - olive oil certainly is a great boon to overall health. It is exceptionally tasty, too - I like a little olive oil drizzled on a few slices of tomato, topped off with fragrant herbs. It is a wonderful breakfast :)


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ethel smith 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

I love olives so if the oil can help me lose weight I will be one happy bunny


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Would love to hear from you in two weeks Scott.Life! I started taking a tablespoon each morning for 4 days now - and do feel more energetic - and softer!

A little olive oil drizzled over tomato slices - and with herbs - three great benefits! Good idea sufidreamer!

I'd love to know how the olives work for you ethel smith. I wonder if you'd have to eat much more for the benefits. But as long as you enjoy the olives and are healthy - that is all that matters!

Thank you all for writing!


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Sufidreamer 7 years ago from Sparti, Greece

No worries - Bk. Adding a bit of feta is nice, too.

As for Ethel's olives, going from memory, they are 60 - 65% oil, depending upon the type. We will be picking our trees in a few weeks, so I look forward to some big, fat Kalamata olives :)


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Love the feta - especially the fresh feta I ate while in Greece - so many kinds - and then all the kinds of olives and the nice thick coffee and on and on. Wish I was there right now!

Good info for ethel smith and others who prefer to eat olives.

Thank you sufidreamer!


jacob 7 years ago

Thanks for the information


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erikalints 7 years ago from Alabama

so you just take a tablespoon of it straight off a spoon?


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Mitch King 7 years ago from Wilsoville, OR, USA

I am not sure just what it is about olive oil but I would believe there is something to it. I know a 75 year old man who backpacks for two weeks at a time out west. He has started just about every morning of his life with a bowl of oatmeal with olive oil in it. Sounds gross to me but it must be doing something.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You are welcome jacob!

Yes, erikalints - in the research, it says to take a tablespoon each morning on an empty stomach. I have developed the habit of starting my a.m. with a cup of warm water - and then I have the olive oil. So far I just feel better after just 5 days - more energetic, my skin feels better - it may be pyschological but I know olive has benefits.

You know Mitch King, I too am changing my eating habits - at one time I may have gagged at the thought of oatmeal with olive oil but now I may try it. In the research I used it came from an article that reported the oldest woman in the world (120 years) says she has up to a cup of olive oil per day. I'm sure she has other good habits - but again it can't hurt.

Thanks for your comments!


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Artemus Gordon 7 years ago

It does seem like everyone I know who cooks with olive oil are very healthy people.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Good point Artemus Gordon! It seems they all have healthy skin and nice hair. Thanks for commenting!


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Godslittlechild 7 years ago

I cook with olive oil, use it in dressings and some homemade creams. Great stuff!


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Sounds great Godslittlechild! I'll try it in a homemade cream too! Thanks for writing!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago

BkCreative, I use pure virgin olive oil all the time. I am going to try this. Thanks for sharing as always great tips! Blessings!


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks for the compliment DeBorrah K. Ogans - and so far I am feeling pretty good just adding this tablespoon in the a.m.

My cousin from NC who is nearly 80 years old just told me he does this. He is a perfect specimen of good mental and physical health. So I am sold!


TheSablirab 7 years ago

The model Giselle, married to Tom Brady, apparently has a spoonfull a day. I am pretty sure she does it, lol. But I have always wanted to try it for about a month and see how it does.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Interesting The Sablirab - I didn't know about Giselle - and I just read that quite a few women on the dancing show are using olive oil to keep their weight down. I figure it can't hurt - and I do feel more energetic.

Thanks for writing!


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GPAGE 7 years ago from California

This is a very informative hub. Thank you! I was wondering how to eat it in the morning? Any suggestions? I usually only cook with it. Best, GPAGE


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hi GPAGE, I usually stir fry with olive oil or drizzle it over some foods before I eat the food. But I have decided to try it as recommended in the research - a tablespoon in the a.m. - and I tell you - it makes me feel so full. It's been 6 days only and my hair feels less dry and I have more energy.

One hubber (above) wrote that he knows of a man who puts in on his oatmeal - that's a idea you may want to try - I may try that.

Thanks for writing!


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stricktlydating 7 years ago from Australia

I always cook with olive oil instead of butter! I grow them at home too! Great Hub.


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Hope Wilbanks 7 years ago from Louisiana

Interesting info here. I use EVOO to cook with but I've never heard of actually drinking it like this for health benefits. Very interesting!


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Unique Kids Stuff 7 years ago

I use olive oil instead of tomato sauce for all of my pasta dishes.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

How great to be able to grow your own olives, stricktlydating! And once I stopped using butter, I find I don't miss it. Thanks for the compliment!

This is new to me too, Hope WIlbanks, actually drinking it. But I guess if we drizzle it on salads and other foods, it's the same. Glad you found the information interesting. I'm trying the tablespoon each morning so I can be consistent.

Sounds good Unique Kids Stuff. I prefer olive oil now too and seem to be losing my taste for tomato sauce on my pasta. I can't go back.

Thanks for writing!


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ratnaveera 7 years ago from Cumbum

Great informative Hub! Many people are thinking that this is only for external purposes! You have also added great useful links.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks so much for writing ratnaveera! I'm glad you found the hub informative!


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COITUSINTERRUPTUS 7 years ago

Yes, I believe that Olive oil is a good source of healthy fat.

But I think that virgin coconut oil is still the best healthy oil. Scientifically studies that it has enzymes that can control HIV to become full grown AIDS. In fact, it increase of CD4+ T cells and become almost no trace of the virus.

It also controls weights of obese people taking it regularly.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

True about virgin coconut oil. It was misunderstood here in the US and condemned - but now we know its many amazing benefits. I've written hubs that included coconut oil as well as the many benefits of coconut milk and water.

All foods have different benefits and I think our environment and blood type should play a role in what we eat. Of course it should be quality, always.

Thanks for writing!


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Pollyannalana 7 years ago from US

I lowered my cholesterol with extra virgin olive oil, and it had been dangerously high for years. I have it almost every day in salad and add applecider vinegar and either orange marmalade or splenda and add herbs you like instead of salt and you will never miss the salt. Good to add diced celery and apple too.Yum


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hello Pollyannalana! - thanks so much for writing and sharing your olive oil success so we can all benefit!

I'm so glad this has worked for you. We hubbers will effect some positive health changes! Thanks again!


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Thanks for the tips. I am not over weight, but I have high cholesterol. Shall be sending this to family and friends as well.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome einron! And thanks for sharing with your family and friends!


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Peter Dickinson 7 years ago from South East Asia

Well it cannot hurt, may do me good so I think I will give it a try tomorrow. Thanks.


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Truth From Truth 7 years ago from Michigan

good information

sounds fine if you mix it in something


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gramon1 7 years ago from Miami

Olive oil makes for the best salad dressing once you get used to it. It also is a great replacement for butter on bread.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

That's the idea Peter Dickinson - I think of this like a vitamin - instead of a pill I take a tablespoon in the morning. Can't hurt!

Thanks for writing Truth From Truth!

I do like dipping bread in olive oil - sometimes I mix a bit of vinegar! Good eating gramon1!


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fastfreta 7 years ago from Southern California

Olive oil, olive oil, one I must try. I seem to have tried everything else. Actually I did try it years ago, and I think it worked, but back then I could lose weight easily. But let's see how it works with this concrete that I'm carrying around. Thanks for the tip. Very good hub.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Concrete fastfreta? - hilarious!!!

Well, I can truthfully say I feel full after my tablespoons I've been doing it for 7 days now. I have my usual cup of warm water (maybe with lemon if I have it on hand - and that soothes me). Then I get around to the tablespoon of oil - and I feel full for quite some time. I mean, I have to remind myself to eat - by then it's brunch not breakfast.

So I can truthfully say - the olive oil is sating me - and that should count for something!

Thanks for writing fastfreta!


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lewgard 7 years ago from Southern Michigan

I love olive oil - when I cook, I use it. I'm going to try the "daily spoonful" and see how it benefits me.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hope it works out for you lewgard! Nice to meet you and thanks for writing!


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theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

Wow, awesome Hub! I put olive oil on my hair once a week but who knew it was good for your metabolism? Very cool!


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you for writing theherbivorehippi! It's time for me to add it to hair care too! A friend does the best oil treatments and her hair looks fabulous!


annmary 7 years ago from Northeast

Too bad olive oil is also one of the most expensive. Interesting, though. I especially like the fast metabolism :)...always a plus!


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wannabwestern 7 years ago from The Land of Tractors

I think there's definitely something to this. I love cooking with olive oil and have taken oil supplements before. This is probably one of the more inexpensive routes a person could choose. Thanks for sharing this information on keeping healthy.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hello annmary! There are so many brands of olive oil on the shelves, I can always find a good bottle on sale. It is working so well for me. I'd rather give up something else!

There is definitely something to it wannabwestern! I have been practicing everything I preach/write about. No more calorie counting, I feel better, my weight has stabilized where I am happy. Good food stuff always works! Thanks for writing.


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RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

Good for you for promoting good food stuff! Thanks very much for the info. How do you store your o o?


Jawa Lunk 7 years ago

I love olive oil and use it all the time, but I don't thin a spoon of anything will help you lose weight.

Maybe eating with a smaller spoon would work, but like anything, moderation is the real key to weight loss.

I could lose a few myself, my weakness is my wife and I eat out for entertainment...that's no good LOL


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hi RTalloni - I store my olive oil on the shelf. I seldom buy giant sizes so it's not a matter of it sitting for ages and getting rancid.

Jawa Lunk - I've been doing the tablespoon for a week now - I'd say my stomach seems flatter - I feel better - my skin and hair feel better. Of course I am making an all around effort to eat better, including eat out rarely - but I'd rather take a tablespoon of healthy olive oil than supplements that are unregulated.

Thanks for writing!


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FarrahZimer 7 years ago

Great article. God knows I need it! Thank you ;)


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Rubes 7 years ago from Somwhere up high

Very interesting. This confirms the rumors I have been hearing.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Nice to meet you FarrahZimer! You're very welcome!

Glad the rumors are confirmed Rubes - for all of us!


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bddonovan 7 years ago from Beautiful Berkshires of Massachusetts

Very informative. Will take the time to read you links after the weekend.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks rajagiriworld!

Glad you found it informative bddonovan! Thanks for commenting!


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Putz Ballard 7 years ago

We have recently added olive oil to our diet, I really do like it and we are also trying to lose weight. So far my wife and I have each lost over 16 pounds.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I'm so glad you wrote Putz Ballard! You have lent credibility to adding olive oil to the diet. Thanks for the information!


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Slimming Queen 7 years ago

great hub..


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks Slimming Queen!


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J Burgraff 7 years ago

A straight tablespoon of any oil in the morning is kind of gaggy...I know, I have tried it with flax seed oil (which I ended up putting on toast.) I was given, however, a recipe by a young woman the other day which would make this morning tsp palatable. Cut up fresh grapefruit, drizzle your olive oil over it, and sprinkle it with sea salt. It's delicious. We can call it the Olive Oil/Grapefruit diet...a new twist!


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Ok - I loooove a pink grapefruit so I can try this! Good suggestion - and one hubber said he knows someone that drizzles it over oatmeal - you know - it's time for us to be creative.

I find that a tablespoon now seems like too much for me so I take about a teaspoon which is okay.


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Carl "Fitness" 7 years ago from Boston, MA

For a long time I knew that olive oil was very healthy for many reasons. But I had no idea about weight loss benefits. Awesome!


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Isn't it great - we are learning food is...great! And has sooooo many benefits beyond just chewing it. Thanks for commenting!


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dyesebel10 7 years ago from USA

We always use Extra Virgin Olive Oil for cooking even if it's expensive. We learned that it's good for health. Thanks for your nice and informative hub.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks for your good words of support dyesebel10. I'm so happy that we are once again learning that good health is easy and possible - with good food!


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thefount 7 years ago from North Central Louisiana

The olive plant is also a natural anti-microbial in that it kills bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites too. It's high time we started letting food be our medicine - very informative hub! Thank you so much.


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Ivorwen 7 years ago from Hither and Yonder

I had no idea olive oil increased one's metabolism. That could explain why I have not been able to gain weight since I began using it. I take a spoonful at night, a few times a week, because it cleanses the liver.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks for the additional information - thefount. I'm so glad we could share this healthy info here on hub pages.

My cousin tells me Ivorwen that he uses olive oil as a cleansing laxative - and now I find it cleans the liver - thanks for this information.


monkshade 7 years ago

I very much agree! I use olive oil after every bath or shower. I cook with it as well as take a swig or two after rubbing it on my body. It is also a fungal fighter, which is a silent killer. Great news, everyone should have at least two bottles at home. Monkshade


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks for the information monkshade. There is nothing better than proof from someone who actually uses a product.

Thanks for commenting!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

thanks BK< I dont know about this before, i might try this, I can see that you have lots of good articles on health, I like to read more, good day to you, Maita


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you Maita - I'm writing these as I do research and learn, therefore improving my own quality of life.

Thanks for commenting!


PWalker281 6 years ago

Oh my goodness. Olive oil? I'll definitely have to try it. Thanks for this informative,concise hub!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome PWalker281 - I feel the difference when I use olive oil. Thanks for commenting!


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KeithTax 6 years ago from Wisconsin

I always heard olive oil is good for you. Your article put a lot of info in one spot. I think I need to use more olive oil.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Our best health options are all out there I'm happy to say. I'm glad you found the hub useful KeithTax!


Nicks 6 years ago

I am sure that olive oil is useful and, living in a Mediterranean country, it is used a lot and supposedly contributes to great levels of longevity. However, I only wish that all 'losing weight advice' also stressed the two real keys - no over-eating and lots of exercise. Surely, they are the most important keys to weight loss (and feeling a good deal better)?


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

There is no one way for sure - just lots of different ways - and above all - eating correctly and not fearing oils - as we were taught to do in the US.

Thanks for writing!


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Janet21 6 years ago from New York

I cook with EVOO all the time, but never thought to have it by itself. Since I just finished writing up a hub about wanting to lose 17 pounds in 3 months, I think I am going to give this a try. It can't hurt. Plus, I have very dry skin, so two birds with one stone would be great. Thanks for the info. :)


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You know Janet21 - I'm out of olive oil right now - and have been too busy these past holiday weeks to get out and pick it up and I certainly notice a dryness of my lips, my stomach feels puffy, and my skin a bit dry - but when I was doing the bit of olive oil - no problem. So it's January 2 - olive oil is on my 'must do' list today.

It seems cooking with it is fine - but raw is always best like as a salad dressing or drizzled on food.

I'd love to hear back from you in 3 months!

Thanks for commenting!


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Janet21 6 years ago from New York

I just had my first serving of olive oil this morning. I didn't think I could drink it straight, so I put it on a slice of whole wheat toast. It was "interesting". I can't say I loved it, but it wasn't bad. After eating the toast I don't think I will be able to have it straight, so I will do the toast thing each morning and see how it goes.

I will also change out my usual light dressing for olive oil on my salads at dinner.

I am going to add a link to this hub on my diet journal hub. I will keep you posted!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hello Janet21 - I was just perusing your hubs and left a message.

Good idea to put it on something - whatever works for you. One hubber said he knew someone that put it on oatmeal and did so for years. That has begun to appeal to me - but I haven't tried it yet.

I had to go out and get another bottle - I've been without it for 2 weeks - and I felt the difference: less energy, dry lips, itchy skin - I feel better already.

Thanks for writing - I will keep in touch!


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beth811 6 years ago from Philippines

I think olive oil has the same beneficial effects as the virgin coconut oil. Just wondering which of the two is cheaper.

Thanks for sharing!


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Judith Gill 6 years ago from New Zealand

I have been an advocate of olive oil for quite some time now, using it regularly in a number of dishes.

Regarding the comments about it being good for weightloss, I have been advised that mixing a tablespoon of olive oil with apple cider vinegar and consuming it before a meal also helps weightloss - and helps to kill the olive oil taste that some people don't like.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hello beth811 - coconut oil is another super oil - it seems to have some benefits that even olive oil does not have - unfortunately the US has taught people to fear coconut oil - incorrectly of course. It seems virgin olive oil is the less expensive - since we have been told it's beneficial, so many companies have marketed it. I think when I run out of olive oil, I'll get coconut - alternate between the two. (I did write a hub about the benefits of coconut water and milk) - thanks for commenting!

Hello Judith Gill - there are people who can't take the taste alone, maybe they will try it your way. Then olive oil and vinegar has been used as salad dressing for ages so it does work well together. Thanks for the tip.


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christianbooks 6 years ago

Wow , learning the benefits that olive oil has in weight loss is just very timely. After all the parties I have attended during the holidays, I would probably need to grab a bottle of olive oil tomorrow and see how its works for me.


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Mrs. Moneypants 6 years ago from Canada and other places

Excellent article. Have you tried flax oil. I have been taking flax oil daily for a while now and feel great.

Also I noticed someone commented about apple cider vinegar. I use olive oil, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and bragg aminos on my salad everyday. It is so tasty that you forget how healthy it is.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Glad you found the hub useful christianbooks - I've just bought a new bottle after 2 weeks without olive oil - and 2 days later I'm already noticing a difference. It does make my stomach go down - somehow it does that.

I've used flax oil too Mrs. Moneypants. Even have flaxseeds. I just forget I have these items -for some reason. That Braggs brand is top quality - I like that the vinegar has the 'mother' in it.

So glad this hub is turning out to be useful.

Thanks for writing.


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EIF131 6 years ago

Great hub! I think I'll try this since I myself have over indulged over the holidays. I'm curious about virgin coconut oil? Where can I find this?


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Happy New Year to you too sunshine520 - thank you!

Once again the olive oil is working for me EIF131! I take a teaspoon in the a.m. and it does seem to curb my appetite which may be a reason why it works also. You'll see above some links to articles I did about other oils including coconut!

Thanks for commenting!


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Djbrat 6 years ago

Thank you for this helpful information. I will give it a try, I need to lose some extra weight. Thank you sooo much.. :o)


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Nice to meet you Djbrat! Thanks for reading and commenting! I feel better with my a.m. dose of olive oil - hope it works well for you!


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anglnwu 6 years ago

Good informative hub. I love olive oil but it's not very conducive for Chinese cooking as oo disintegrates in high heat. I use it on my salad. I've heard that it can help you grow longer eye-lashes too. Is it true? Thanks again.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I've heard that too about olive oil and longer eyelashes anglnwu - but I've read that you're supposed to apply it directly to the eyelashes - I've never tried it - too much work!

You know for authentic cooking it's great when you can get the real thing - like the peanut oil I'd used in Chinese cooking I'd get at the Chinese market and the Sesame oil for Korean cooking at the Korean market - the stuff on the American market shelves are poor processed versions - with no aroma. The Asian markets have the real things. And for African cuisine I have to go to an African market for real palm oil - which is red. Again what's in the supermarket is a poor imitation.

You raised a good point about the smoke point - so I'd say that olive oil is best uncooked.

Thanks so much for commenting!


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HealthFreak2009 6 years ago from Texas

I dont like the taste well enough to take it right off the spoon but maybe I could add it to salads. I know it's healthy but really dont like the taste. I sometimes add it to pasta. I know people who dip their bread into it.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hello HealthFreak2009 - it's been pretty popular as a bread dip. And of course sprinkled over anything - like pasta - works too!

Thanks for commenting!


Alexpte 6 years ago

Surely it can't be that simple? Very interesting though.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hello Barb H! Coconut oil (milk and water) are superior for so many reasons. I've written a hub about coconut milk and water, and a separate hub about fruit oils - and the many, many benefits.

I haven't as yet wrote a hub specifically about losing weight using coconut oil, and if you can use a tablespoon like olive oil - I would just recommend it for all the other benefits. What I plan to do is alternate. When I run out of olive oil - I'll get coconut oil. Then maybe I will write a personal account!

Nice to meet you and thanks for commenting!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

It can't be one thing Alexpte - add the olive oil to a good diet to reap the benefits - and it does have so many benefits! I find if I don't have it in a matter of days I notice my skin gets a bit itchy, my lips dry and my stomach gets puffy. It's so easy.


shinujohn2008 6 years ago

I will use olive oil so that i can lose a few kilos


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I'd love to know if it works for you shinujohn2008! Thanks for commenting.


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wearing well 6 years ago from Lancashire U.K.

Although I eat a healthy balanced diet I am partial to a good fry-up(naughty but nice) i.e. sausage,bacon,eggs,mushrooms,tomatoes,or baked beans

and I especially enjoy my bread fried in wonderful olive oil!Great information as a lot of people are unaware of the health benefits of taking olive oil.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Now I want bread fried in olive oil and may do that this morning. We are in a deep freeze here in NYC and fat and fried sounds good right now.

So glad to meet you wearing well. And thanks for commenting!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

How nice to know that you can have your oil and still lose weight. I'm definitely going to try it. Grat hub. Thanks.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks KoffeeKlatch Gals! It seems not only can we have our oil - we need it too. I'm feeling much better since I now do the bit of oil every morning. I can tell it is also giving me a bit of energy!

I think I'll come and visit you now! Thanks for commenting!


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Sugar's Mom 6 years ago from Hyattsville, Maryland

Hi! This is very interesting and informative. I will be trying the olive oil. Thanks!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're very welcome Sugar's Mom! Hope it works well for you! And it's nice to meet you, too!


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urbanbody 6 years ago

very useful info love it

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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks urbanbody - so glad to meet you too!


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V.Pathmanathan 6 years ago from Adelaide, Australia

I'm not sure about losing weight by consuming one tablespoon of olive oil daily, but I do know that some yogis recommend taking one teaspoon of olive oil daily for oiling of the joints in the body. I don't know how it works, but work it does. If you ask doctor or scientist if there is any truth in this, they will usually tell you it is all nonsense as the oil gets digested after it is consumed. But yoga is far ahead of science in many things. Make sure however that the oil you take is of the highest purity - first cold pressed extra virgin oil is O.K,


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

There is so much American scientist do not know - I'd rather obey the laws of yoga and the yogis - we know yoga works. My cousin who is 75 years of wisdom says he takes a tablespoon daily because it is good for his digestive system - he's been doing it for years.

Agreed! - only the best oils - or there is no point. Thanks for your comment!


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Lita C. Malicdem 6 years ago from Philippines

Olive oil is 70% monounsaturated fats, the healthiest of fats. Your recommendation for its use preference is commendable. It's the best for body protection. But it is an expensive commodity. Next to it is canola oil with 58%, a little cheaper. I use canola to keep my cholesterol level in place and make my heart happy. Thanks for this informative hub.


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

I looovvve olive oil. I would soak all my bread and noodles in it. I guess we can get carried away - all things in moderation. Thanks for the informative hub.


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Amez 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi BKCreative, I'm glad to see another Native from Brooklyn, That where I learn the valve of Virgin Olive Oil, my randmother who lived in Coney Island and Brooklyn most her life and I was raised there, by her, she fired all our Fish and used it in our Vinger and Oil on the Salads, She also had me use it on her feet when I would message them. So I really enjoyed your Hub. Oh I'm almost ready to publish my Hub on Coney Island, you mightenjoy it.Its up but not published.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Nice to meet you Lita C. Malicdem. Perhaps because I live in NYC and can walk to several different supermarkets - at one place I will always find olive oil on sale. I fear canola oil because all canola oil is genetically modified rapeseed oil from Canada - the 'can' in canola oil is for Canada. It concerns me.

Hello elayne001! Sounds like you really know how to have good olive oil fun! Nice to meet you!

Hello Brooklyn Amez - I will follow you and check out your Coney Island hub. I'm a native NYer so it meant as a child and teen I did go to Coney Island - that old wood roller coaster was something - to me the scariest ever - just the noise - yikes! Glad you liked the hub!


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askjanbrass 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

this is a really informative and interesting hub! Thanks for sharing!

Great job


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome askjanbrass - I appreciate your comment!


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ehollis 6 years ago from Bath

Yes, this is a very powerful oil, and me and my family take it to cleanse the liver with a little of lemon juice for 7 days, and my mum use as a moisturizer and she has a beautiful skin.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I'm enjoying your healthy hubs ehollis! Thanks so much for your comment. I like that cleanse idea with lemon - and good for your mother! She is using a safe healthy product and proves it works - probably much better than the billions spend on toxic cosmetic!

Nice to meet you!


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BD19 6 years ago

Thank you for this information. Olive oil is also so good because:

• Evidence from epidemiological studies suggests that a higher proportion of MONOUNSATURATED FATS in the olive oil is linked with a reduction in the risk of coronary heart disease. This is significant because olive oil is considerably rich in monounsaturated fats (most notably oleic acid).

• Olive oil contains the monounsaturated fat, oleic acid which has ANTIOXIDANTS such as vitamin E and carotenoids, and oleuropein, a chemical that prevents the oxidation of LDL particles. It is these properties that are thought to contribute to the health benefits of olive oil.

• Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the preferred grade for moisturizing the skin, especially when used in the oil cleansing method (OCM). OCM is a method of cleansing and moisturizing the face with a mixture of extra virgin olive oil.

http://www.webanswers.com/health/skincare/why-is-o...


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hello BD19 - it seems like the oleic acid is the key as mentioned. Thanks for commenting and the input. Nice to meet you too!


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Jenna Pope 6 years ago from Southern California

Great article! I'm going to include olive oil in my diet. Thanks!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks Jenna Pope - I'm glad you like the hub. I am so satisfied with my daily bit of olive oil. If I don't take it for a few days I do feel the difference.

Nice to meet you too!


Dragonbear 6 years ago

Great hub... and some great comments too lots of good healthy ideas.. love the tomatoe,feta and herbs!

I use a lot of olive oil, but not tried it as a daily dose - I'll give it a go.

Thanks for a good hub BkCreative


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome Dragonbear! And yes, the comments are always so great - so full of information. Thanks for writing!


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Mama Sez 6 years ago from Canada

Extra Virgin Olive Oil is very expensive here in the Philippines but because I am convinced of its health benefits, I started including it in our salads (and for my home-made body scrub as well, LOL).


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hello Mama Sez - I'm glad you're treating yourself to the best! A friend gave me an olive oil scrub - delightful! Ah, the Philippines has so many other great foods. Thanks for commenting!


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aj0831 6 years ago

wow that is very interesting. I cook with this all the time but never thought it could help. Thank you for posting this


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome aj0831 - it seems to be working for me. It is making me feel very sated - and that's a good thing to start with. With winter weather here in NYC I started itching too but maybe it is helping in that way too - I was without the oil for two weeks but once I started again - my skin feels good - no more itching.

Thanks for writing!


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ateenyi 6 years ago from Chicago

Informative hub!!!!!!

Olive oil is immensely fruitful for overall health of the individual. It is exceptionally fragrant herb. It tastes is scrumptious. Olive oil contains monounsaturated fat which can lower the bad cholesterol level in the blood. The whole hub is meticulously formatted and presentation is of par excellence. Thanks a lot.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome and I'm so glad you found the hub informative ateenyi - and thanks for your input. I'm glad we are embracing healthy foods once again. Nice meeting you too!


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lovelypaper 6 years ago from Virginia

Awsome hub. Great information. Bless you.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

What a nice compliment! Thanks so much lovelypaper - glad you liked the hub!


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Anamika S 6 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

I can switch on to Olive Oil for Cooking but having Olive Oil in the morning that too empty stomach to start the day is not something i would prefer.


Lyns 6 years ago

Amazing how these natural products can do so much - I use olive oil all the time in cooking but to swallow a spoonful first thing in the morning is probably more than I could manage! However, in the last seven years I haven´t needed to see the doctor or anything so I must be doing something right! Any other tips?


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ocbill 6 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

I never knew it could be taken pure. great information.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I surprised myself Anamika - by taking it straight in the morning - but maybe a little differently because I always start my mornings with a cup of warm water - then I have the oil - sometimes just a teaspoon. A lot of people commenting have suggested just drizzling on food. Thanks for checking out the hub!

Isn't it great Lyns that we are rediscovering food and all its healthy benefits. You're a regular user and healthy so what you are doing is working well for you. Do I have more tips - hmmm - stay tuned. I'm working on the health benefits of...a fabric! Yes, I like to mix it up.

Thanks for the compliment ocbill - glad you found the information interesting!


jbbill 6 years ago

I heard about this in the book, Natural Cures They Don't Want You To Know About. Thought I would look on the internet for more information. Great Info, from everyone that posted. I will be sure to try this trick out! :)


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks for your input jbbill. I hope you will share more information like this with us. I didn't know this was a natural cure but it makes sense - foods were always meant to keep us healthy or cure us! Thanks for writing!


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casey kaldal 6 years ago

It great to see this type of knowledge being spread. I have know for a long time that Coconut oil helps you lose weight but I have never heard of olive oil doing it.

You should write a hub on olive oil...


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks for commenting casey kaldal - I'm glad we are so receptive to this type of information.

Nice to meet you too. I'll come visit!


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Lamme 6 years ago

Excellent hub! It's so good to see people willing to share this kind of information. Keep up the good work.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you Lamme. And welcome aboard - I am one of your fans now!


fragonzal 6 years ago

Hi, I'm new to Hubpages and just came across some of your articles. Definitely good reads. Thanks for sharing your experiences and putting out some good info!

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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome fragonzal. Thank you for reading and commenting. Nice to meet you too!


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carmellowyoshi 6 years ago

Hi, excellent hub. Would heating olive oil take away from its benefits? I personally love olive oil in cooking, and try to substitute it for butter whenever i can.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hello there camellowyoshi! The best way to have olive oil is in it's natural state - or raw (I wrote a hub about raw fats including olive oil and avocado). Like over a salad or pasta etc.

Thanks for writing!


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crazybeanrider 6 years ago from Washington MI

I love this hub. I started taking two tablespoons of EVOO one month ago every morning with my hot tea in the morning. I have noticed I feel more energized. I was feeling sluggish before, I can't really put my finger on it but I just feel better. So I am hoping it is the olive oil. The more people who read this hub the better. Good information!


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carmellowyoshi 6 years ago

Thanks so much! Gunna go eat some salad now (:


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you crazybeanrider - I think that is what is missing in my diet now. I have been out of olive oil for a few weeks and just haven't gotten around to getting another bottle - but when I was taking it I felt more energy and my stomach felt flatter. I must shop over the next few days and I will get some more. I'm glad you mentioned the energy - because it made a difference for me.

Thank you carmellowyoshi - I am glad you are enjoying the olive oil hubs - nice to meet you by the way!


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mquee 6 years ago from Columbia, SC

This is great information. I knew olive oil was good for you, but wasn't aware of the details. Thanks for sharing.


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M Selvey, MSc 6 years ago from United Kingdom

BK Creative, I agree with you - this much better than a vitamin! Thank you for a very informative hub. I am trying this too!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks for commenting mquee - nice to meet you by the way. I'm so glad we are once again embracing real foods!

And M Selvey, MSc - I kind of take a bit of oilve oil like a vitamin - and it does give me more energy. Now I treat food the same way. I pop a walnut, take a 1/2 square of dark chocolate - all these good healthy things.

Thanks for writing!


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Ritu Mathur 6 years ago

Rally informative for today's scnerio,

Dr. Ritu Mathur


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks Ritu Mathur - glad you found the hub informative.


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MPG Narratives 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Hey Bk, I had no idea olive oil could assist with weight loss. I'm so glad I use it in my cooking now, especially extra virgin. Great info as usual.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hello there MPG Narratives - I'm back to taking the olive oil in the a.m. and I tell you it gives me a feeling of saiety - and then a bit of energy. Thanks so much for commenting!


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strutzas 6 years ago from Kualapuu, Hawaii

Olive oil is a great boon to overall health and it is tasty too, I really liked to used more olive oil.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you strutzas - this is certainly something we can all do. And it won't harm us. Thanks for writing!


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GmaGoldie 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

Great Hub! Will try - I actually even like olive oil.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You know GmaGoldie, when I don't do my daily tablespoon - I'm sure my stomach gets bigger. I just ran out and bought a new bottle and I feel more energized and also my stomach already seems to be going down. Whew!

Thanks for writing!


WOULD LIKE 2 KNOW 6 years ago

Has anyone really lose weight from the 1 Tablespoon of EVOO every morning

THANKS


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I think what it does for me WOULD LIKE 2 KNOW is stabilize my weight. I tend to no longer have a weight issue and it does seem to help my stomach deflate. If I run out of olive oil and don't use it for a couple weeks I notice my stomach gets puffy. I started again about 10 days ago and my stomach is smaller - or less puffy. Maybe this does count as weightloss.


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lotuslove19 6 years ago

excellent hub ,very good information for those who want to stay healthy ,there is one more oil that has wonderful effect on our health and that is flax seed oil it is equally beneficial it helps to reduce hot flashes at the time on menopause and as i have tested on my self I had an enlarged heart ,IT IS NOW BACK TO NORMAL AND i AM WELL .


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Wow! What great information and great personal recommendation about flax oil. Thanks for sharing that. I am so amazed about all the wonderful benefits of natural eating - but saddened to that in the US we are so far removed from it.

I'm enjoying your wonderful hubs by the way - so great to meet you!


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lotuslove19 6 years ago

BkCreative ,thanks for your appreciation ,I do practice herbs and believe in sharing it with others,Its nature that is so close to us and is so helpful like a mother ,but we are not making proper use of it .


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I so agree. We have lost our respect for nature, foolishly. And continue to harm ourselves - and pay for it. I enjoy your hubs. Thanks for writing!


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Research Analyst 6 years ago

I like to put olive oil on my salads, I haven't tried cooking with olive oil yet, but it does seem to be the healthier alternative to regular cooking oil.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

It is so good on a salad Research Analyst. And I've taken to some quick stir frying in the wok and it seems ok. Fresh is best of course. Thanks for writing!


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Nando's 6 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

Thank you BkCreative for your useful hub, I've rated up & awesome.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome Nando - and I just got through going through your hub of scary photos - great collection.

Thanks for commenting!


Tara 6 years ago

Iam definetly going to try olive oil would love to stabalize my weight.thank you


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome Tara. Olive oil has so many other benefits as well. Thanks for writing!


Tara 6 years ago

Iuse the olive oil 1Tablespoon in the morning, my skin feels more moist but i gain some some weight on my legs.Could you tell me what i am doing wrong Thank you.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I agree with you Tara. As long as I have some olive oil - overall I feel better. My skin, my lips, my hair, and I have some energy. You know what keeps my legs shapely? Walking - and the last couple years I've been wearing negative heel sneakers I purchased in S. Korea - and my legs look great. I've always been a long distance walker so my legs have always been slim - that works for me. Are you a walker? Maybe that will make a difference.

Thanks for writing!


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quuenieproac 6 years ago from Malaysia

This is new, IT olive oil in the morning to be healthier and lose weight. Can't wait to tell my children! Thanks!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're welcome quuenieproac. It does make me feel full and satisfied. So far so good.

Nice to meet you too by the way.

Thanks for commenting!


Busi 5 years ago

I've been taking olive oil in an empty stomach for five days now and I'm buzzing with energy.I have lost a bit and it curbs my appetite,have to force myself to have something.I've been a fatty fat fat all my life.Thanx for sharing.


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

There is nothing like a personal experience. Thanks so much for sharing that information!


HealthNut 5 years ago

Wonderful hub! I knew many of the benefits of olive oil, but there are even more it seems! Perhaps I will try using it as a moisturizer, I have very dry patches on my arms that lose their pigment after a point. Do you find you need to watch your fat/oil intake throughout the rest of the day so that you don't consume too much, after taking a tsp to a tbsp at breakfast (I believe I've read you should consume ~3-5 tsp oil/day)?


Lil lady 5 years ago

I just started this olive oil technique a couple days ago and I feel it definitely curbs my appetite. I hope it's really helps.


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Hello HealthNut - sometimes I don't think I get enough fat during the day. If it was not for the olive oil (and now I have coconut oil) my fat intake is actually minimal. I try and keep walnuts in the house. But I can tell when I am not getting enough good fat - I feel less energetic and my hair is noticeably drier and my hands. Sometimes I will put just a drop of olive oil in my bathwater - a little goes so far. Thanks for writing!

I'm still surprised how sated I feel when I have some plain olive oil. Hope it works for you too Lil lady. Thanks for writing!


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doublewide69 5 years ago from My rascal

Thank u. My problem is not having 3 or 4 tablespoons of the stuff. I loves me some olive oil.

There was another diet I read about on here for hyper kids, only food that is natral. Would olive oil be on this?


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I think olive oil may be a good idea doublewide69. I'd rather use olive oil as a salad dressing and certainly on a baked potato before I used the bottled stuff or even butter for my children.

Nice to meet you by the way!


AmyfromCanada 5 years ago

I was wondering if a person could add the 1 TBSP to a bit of juice to help it go down? Anyone try that?


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I think several people do it that way. One person drizzles in on oatmeal. As long as it's not cooked, it should be okay.

Enjoy AmyfromCanada!


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Chuck Bluestein 5 years ago from Morristown, AZ, USA

You should get the kind that says "cold pressed" extra virgin olive oil. If it does not say that, then the pressing may generate enough heat that it cooks the olive oil and it is no longer raw.

For a good salad dressing mix olive oil with about the same amount of raw apple cider vinegar. This vinegar will also help you to lose weight.


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backtangent 5 years ago

According to a herbal research. Olive oil has its curing effects for almost all the diseases. It also boasts your immune system. So, it is great to have a tea spoon of it in your daily diet.


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks for the input Chuck Bluestein. I'm a big fan of olive oil and raw apple cider vinegar.

I appreciate the research info backtangent! And yes, keep it raw - too often we use it for high heat cooking!


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SaraMarieJames 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

What an awesome Hub! I use olive oil extensively and I knew it helped out with weight loss but I wasn't sure how. Now I know! I'm definitely going to make sure I'm getting some olive oil daily. Thank you!


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You're very welcome SaraMarieJames. Glad to know olive oil works so well for you.


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MarloByDesign 5 years ago from United States

"First cold pressed" extra virgin olive oil is the best olive oil to buy per some Italians I know.


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks for the tip MarloByDesign!


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MarloByDesign 5 years ago from United States

My pleasure - thanks for the awesome Hub.


burrito 5 years ago

I've been drizzling EVOO onto my oatcakes covered with avocado topped with mushroom and tomato for breakfast. Keeps me full for hours. I usually add some chilli for a little kick as well. My tummy is getting smaller every week :)


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Sounds excellent. I know avocado keeps me full for a long long time. Thanks for sharing this tummy reducing tip.


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carolp 5 years ago from Switzerland

I used to cook with Olive oil. I will try taking 1 tbs. per day as i am fighting to get weight los. Thanks for this great idea.


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

It works for me carolp and it seems to make my puffy stomach go down immediately.

Nice meeting you by the way!


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carolp 5 years ago from Switzerland

Thanks same to you...


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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

Hi BkCreative! It is very interesting and enjoyable to read this hub. I love it when co hubbers are giving and getting good information about health. Yes, olive oil is very healthy. I´m using it for years in cooking and salad making. Although I use olive oil for my hair mask, body scrub and massage, I have not drink it every day and I will try it. Thanks for your great hub.


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks for checking back carolp!

Hello Thelma Alberts - I so agree about feedback from other hubbers - I've met great people here and got some super information.

By the way I was in this great shop today and they sell all sorts of natural products so I got an olive oil pomade - something a little heavier for my hair - let's see how it works.


honeybunch 5 years ago

I just started using extra virgin olive oil for my scars...and now ive noticed that the part of my skin that has scars is almost gone..thanks for all the info i love using it now...


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks for sharing this. I have some scars on my legs - including a cat scratch that is taking forever to fade. Using olive oil is a safe natural way to improve my skin. How can we go wrong? Plus what a nice massage. If I do this starting now - by next summer the scars will be gone and my legs will be fabulous! Yay!

Ah, the value of personal experiences. Thanks a million!


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adrienne2 5 years ago from Atlanta

I knew olive oil is a very healthy oil, but I had no ideal it helps one to lose weight.


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You know adrienne2 - I usually use other oils like coconut and palm oil for cooking because they can take the heat. But when I get a bottle of olive oil and just take a tablespoon - it seems as if instantly my stomach decreases. I am actually aware of it. Yay!

Thanks for writing!


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Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

I have now started using Olive oils for baking and cooking that are made for that, besides the extra virgin I already use in salads etc. Hearing that Italians have such a lower rate of heart disease and attributing that to olive oil has me sold, I rarely use any other kind of oil. Great hub.


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TheBurrow 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

Today is Day 1 of my new olive oil plan. I did take 1 full tablespoon of virgin olive oil and just swallowed it down. It was actually pretty tasty! I was nervous about being grossed out by it, my mouth feeling oily, or just plain being made nauseous by it but none of that happened. It was cool in my mouth, almost like cool water and it slipped right down my throat no problem. I was very surprised to find that it did not leave my mouth feeling oily, nor my tongue, as it does after eating a few olives. I can kinda feel it in my throat but its not a bother, just the only thing I noticed as an effect of taking it orally. It's been about an hour and I must say that I AM hungry but it is also almost 11 AM and I haven't had anything but the oil so go figure! Thanks BkCreative for your hub...and the others I have found related to it. Great stuff!


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

You've inspired me TheBurrow. So I went out and bought another bottle of extra virgin olive oil this a.m. - and will go back to the tablespoon.

This morning I did it a little differently because of a hubber's comment (above). He said he has put olive oil on his oatmeal for years. Tried it just now - and liked it. No heavy taste there either. Maybe we both got great oil.

Thanks for your feedback. Yay!


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TheBurrow 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

Day 2 and it was no issue -- I ate a mango as a snack about 2 hours after, a mid-day salad with an avocado and I haven't really had the urge to snack, as I usually do. We'll see how it goes tonight. Last night I totally blew it with ice cream so I'm going to try the suggestion of splitting the "dose" up into two times a day and see if the afternoon boost gives me more staying power through the evening. Of course having finished the ice cream off means there is none left to "blow it" with. Hey -- I should try the olive oil thing before going to the supermarket, too. I'll give it a shot the next few trips and see if I've managed to stay away from bringing the bad choices home.


Sofi 5 years ago

i will definitely try for 3 mnths coz i am really tied of my own body. i really hope that it will work in my body.


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Well TheBurrow - we think alike because last night I had ice cream too and it was soooooo good. But I am back on track with the olive oil and yes, I am not ravenous during the day. The high-fat nutritious avocado helps as far as satiety also and a friend brought over a couple. Another friend and I went for a bit of a walk. So it all adds up.

I'm glad to hear you are taking good care of yourself!

It will work Sofi. Just get a good extra virgin olive oil in a glass bottle.


creamery 5 years ago

I have been believeing for healing in my stomach lately so I will definitely start tomorrow morning with the olive oil.


creamery 5 years ago

can I use the extra virgin olive oil in the plastic bottle?


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Creamery - I do prefer the glass bottle because plastic leaches - but if that is all you have on hand now - you can start with that. You've reminded me to take my spoonful - lately I've been forgetting.


Geetanjali 5 years ago

Thankx for all that information ...but I dont like his taste.. i want to lose my weight, so i take it with curd & water..


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thank you Jackie Lynnley! I'm now a follower - yay!

Hello Geetanjali. I often put olive oil on my oatmeal as a commenter said he does - I like! It does keep my belly size down and it is something I am aware of.

Thanks for the comments!


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Maralexa 5 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Another excellent hub on loosing dangerous fat with healthy foods and eating practices. Thanks Up and awesome! Also, Google +1


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Yay! - thanks Maralexa. Good health should start with healthy food.


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carol3san 5 years ago from Hollywood Florida

I use olive oil practically every day. I usually limit it to only one tsp per meal, at 40 calories each. I've been trying to clean up my act over the last few years. It took me a while but I finally get it, that a healthy diet and a healthy body goes hand in hand.


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Soooo true carol3san! This reminds me this a.m. to take my daily tablespoon - which I'll do right now. Thanks for commenting!


Anwar 5 years ago

very good information,i realy love it, sound mind live in sound body


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks for your comment Anwar! Glad you liked the hub.


Lose weight blog 5 years ago

Excellent hub, maintaining good health is one of the most important aspects of our lives.

Cheers,

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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I'm glad you liked the article Lose weight blog - and I will check our your blog. You've also reminded me to go take my tablespoon of olive oil. Yay!


DEB 5 years ago

Hi, is EVOO, good for hair growth as well as lubricated joints, decreasing belly fat,and energy booster, thanks sooooo much, please keep the good facts coming HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYBODY


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I have to say DEB - if I don't have my daily tablespoon (or at least every other day because I do forget) - I am aware of it. As a much older woman I do not have the chronic problems so many women complain about like aching joints, hair loss, lack of energy, dry skin and lips etc. We do need good quality fat in our daily diet and raw olive oil works best. I'm going to have mine shortly.

Thanks for writing.


Sarah 5 years ago

I just want to say thank you for the post! For the people that don't like the taste straight, purchase some wonderfully pure EVOO online straight from Greece. The taste is so delicious compared to what you can get in a grocery store in the US. It's usually cheaper than grocery stores too. I got 2 litres for $15


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Good tip Sarah. I spent a bit of time in Greece and the olive oil was outstanding (and the olives and feta,etc.). I'll see what I can find as I do like variety, and quality is everything.

Thanks for writing!


Silvio Carlucci 4 years ago

I have learned to use ONLY EXTRA VIRGIN Olive oil for ALL my cooking.. and don't believe those that tell you it is not good for deep frying... balder-dash...I have been using it for deep frying for years... it only smoked once on me..when it was a bit old and had too much rubbish on the bottom of the pot..Yeahhh COOL DADDY


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BkCreative 4 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks for writing Silvio Carlucci and you are right, there is a lot of talk about not using olive oil for high heat frying. I don't know why because it does have a high smoke point. If it smokes it's ruined and should be tossed.

There's an article here on hub pages entitled 'Warnings About Buying and Storing Cooking' Oil that I think you may enjoy reading.


kate 4 years ago

try oil pulling - amazing earthclinic.com


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BkCreative 4 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

I do oil pulling every morning. Thanks kate! Perhaps others will research and try. Lots of info with nothing to sell at oilpulling. com


paddy 4 years ago

will start the tablespoon tomorrow 2/1/12 let you know how i get on ,,love the info on the hub thanks


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BkCreative 4 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks Paddy. Would love to hear from you again. Give it a couple weeks. Yay!


Mebabs2008 4 years ago

Wow I just came across this and I am true amazed!!! I picked up a bottle today to try start using it on salads but now my face has olive oil on it and I am going to try day one with a tablespoon Thank you all :):):) I will let you all know how it goes by te end of the week


Jerome 4 years ago

Just buy a bottle and will try it tomorrow morning. I also have a high cholesterol..I hope it may help..


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BkCreative 4 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Thanks Mebabs - and please do let us know how it works for you. I find it also gives me a bit of energy.

Thanks for commenting Jerome. Olive oil certainly beats all the toxic products on the market.


Sissy 4 years ago

Olive oil being in my diet has dropped my high blood pressure back to normal and kept it that way.


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BkCreative 4 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

A personal experience is so appreciated! Thank you very much Sissy!


Adam 4 years ago

Hallo everyone here:

We knew all these things when we were young my parents said always ( Our beloved prophet muhammad peace be upon him said) Hazrat Sayyed Al-Ansari narrates that the Prophet (Pbuh) said “Eat the olive oil and massage it over your bodies since it is a holy (mubarak) tree.” (Tirmizi, Ibn Maja)

All these is foods of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh)


Mohammad Shakil 4 years ago

Regarding Olives and their Pure Oil which is called Extra Virgin Cold press the raw etc, More than 1400 years ago it came in our religious book that Allah Rubul Izat said in Holy book of Quran (Eat Olives which keep your Blood Veins clear from congestion).

That is why you can see there is very lower rate for the Patient of heart diseases, in those countries where Olive use frequently i.e. Italy, Spain and in Middle east Countries like Saudi Arabia etc. And science is telling us in now days or maybe a little bit earlier lets says 50 or even 100yrs ago.

Anyway drink it or Eat it but do that regularly and keep your self healthy.

Also eat few Dates and few Figs i.e. 3pcs each daily you will feel Magic in your body and health, when you feel it keep me in you prey. Regards


Joanna 3 years ago

Been taking the olive oil for a couple day now ! Have a flatter stomach !!


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BkCreative 3 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City Author

Adam - thanks for that extra healthy tip about eating dates and figs. So nutritious!

Mohammed Shakil - here in the USA we are finally learning the benefits of olive oil and staying away from the artery clogging oils that have been on our supermarket shelves. Thanks for writing.

Joanna I am glad to hear that. I was quite surprised when I saw a flatter stomach after using olive oil. Sometimes you read these things then wonder - do they really work? I've had results.


shibz 2 years ago

Bk am going to have olive oil . After that i can do the work out also?

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