Nutrition and DietWhat is caloric oil?

What is caloric oil?

The caloric oil has become a useful option against occasional constipation, and also for its low caloric intake. But what does it consist of?

The olive oil is probably one of the healthiest oils that exist, especially within a healthy diet, especially varied and balanced. Why? Due to its incredible richness in healthy fats, among which oleic acid stands out, which help us enjoy good cardiovascular health, reducing high levels of both cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood and preventing the appearance of cardiovascular diseases.

But its nutritional contribution does not end here, since it also stands out for its content of vitamin E (an essential nutrient of recognized antioxidant action, ideal to help us reduce the negative action of free radicals), and natural antioxidants, as is the case, for example. Of polyphenols.

However, as many nutritionists believe, it has a single negative factor: its high caloric content, hence, although it is highly recommended to consume at least one tablespoon of olive oil a day each day, it is essential to moderate its consumption. It is at this point where we find what is known as caloric oil.

What is the so-called caloric oil?

Caloric oil basically consists of a combination of olive oil and paraffin oil, which stands out for its qualities and, above all, for its low caloric content. It is also known by the name of hypocaloric oil.

Unlike olive oil, while a tablespoon of olive oil provides 135 calories, a tablespoon of caloric oil provides only 13.5 calories. On the other hand, it provides 90% less fat.

The main quality of caloric oil is that it acts as a laxative, helping to lubricate the intestines to therefore facilitate the discharge of feces. It is a useful option for occasional constipation, by helping evacuation.

It is a type of oil that you can easily find in pharmacies, and buy it without a prescription.

How to consume it?

It is advisable to always consume it raw, never cook it or heat it, since when frying it could be toxic. Regarding the recommended amounts, it is best to never exceed 3 tablespoons of this oil a day.

An example of use is to use it raw on top of salads. Or if you have cooked meat and fish, after finishing cooking, drizzle a little of this oil on top to add flavor.

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