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FutureStarrHow Many Calories in a Quarter Cup of Olive Oil O
If you do not control your portions with any other foods on the menu, then a quarter-cup of olive oil can add up to more than 500 milligrams of calories in the meal. That’s the equivalent of nearly a full day’s worth of fat grams!
Extra virgin olive oil is one of the best edible oils with its pleasant flavor, antioxidant properties and health benefits. Of all the edible oils, extra virgin olive oil has one of the highest levels of monounsaturated fatty acids. Studies have shown that consumption of monounsaturated fatty acids reduces the body’s total cholesterol levels, which may help lower your risk of heart disease. Extra virgin olive oil is also rich in fat-soluble vitamin K and vitamin E, and is often noted for its antioxidant properties, one of the primary health benefits of olive oil.
Maybe you're currently at a healthy weight but worried that adding olive oil to your diet will make you fat. Or perhaps you have some extra pounds and wonder whether you should cut out olive oil. The truth is, olive oil on its own won't make you fat. There's no secret nutrient in olive oil that causes fat accumulation. Rather, it's the calories in olive oil. (Source: www.livestrong.com)
The first way to create this deficit is through your diet. By reducing your intake of high-calorie nutrient-poor foods, such as sugar, and eating more nutrient-rich foods that are lower in calories, you can more easily create the calorie deficit you need to burn fat. You'll also improve your health and vitality, which will give you more energy to exercise, which is the second way you can create a calorie deficit.
Pha Lo has received fellowships from the American Society of Newspaper Editors and the California Women's Foundation. Her work has been published in the "San Francisco Chronicle," "Sacramento Bee," "Pacific News Service" and "Audrey Magazine." She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. Lo is a nutrition educator and a certified food safety manager. (Source: www.livestrong.com)