THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET: Foods, Recipes & Benefits
A way of eating based on traditional foods
Is it good to take olive oil on an empty stomach? What is the use of taking olive oil on an empty stomach? We come today to answer these questions.
Our recommendation is that taking Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) before breakfast is a good option for your health. Basically, when olive oil is taken directly, the nutrients are absorbed far better and all its beneficial properties multiply. So before you prepare a good breakfast, you can help your mechanism work better and start a day with energy and health.
Although most of the users take it directly in a tablespoon, there is another option that is also the same or even more recommendable: mixing olive oil with lemon juice and hot water. But remember the beneficial features we are going to describe are only notable in the Extra-Virgin category.
Benefits of Taking Olive Oil Fastening
1) It stimulates intestinal transit
Surely many of you had already thought it... in case there is any doubt, it is scientifically proven that olive oil favors your intestine.
2) Prevents all types of cancers related to the digestive system
A study conducted by the Universities of Granada and Barcelona has found that a component found in the skin of olives, helps to brake cell proliferation in colon cancer cells.
3) It favors the absorption of nutrients
It is also proven that its intake regulates the transit of food from the stomach to the intestine slowing down this process for the better absorption of all food nutrients.
4) It reduces gastric acidity
Olive oil is composed of a range of substances that neutralize the harmful effect of acidic gastric, the acid that causes the reflux. These substances act as if it were a protective film on the stomach building a wall against the excess of acidity that sometimes takes place in our stomach.
5) It acts on the hepatobiliary system
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a perfect complement to the cleaning of hepatobiliary system, that is, the gallbladder, bile ducts, liver, and pancreas. It reduces the formation of gallstones and also helps to dissolve and expel them.
6) It helps stop smoking
Taking a tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and lots of water is always a good idea when it comes to removing impurities from the body. Olive oil will help more easily to take away excess of nicotine and decrease its effects.
When olive oil is combined with lemon juice and it is ingested in the right way, it acts as a very powerful scrubber and the toxins left in the body are expelled. This mixture has the effect of cleaning the liver by making it perform its functions, in addition to preventing the retention of liquids.
8) Fight the hangover
Taking any food rich in olive oil will help us to form a film inside the stomach to prevent alcohol from sticking to the walls of the stomach and producing that fatal discomfort that many of us know.
9) Anti-inflammatory properties
Research by Philadelphia scientists has shown that Extra Virgin Olive Oil, one of the pillars of the Mediterranean Diet, contains an analgesic component with similar characteristics to ibuprofen, a commonly used analgesic and anti-inflammatory.
These are our reasons for taking it, what are yours?