According to a new study, eating these for 30 days can add 2lbs of muscle, while at the same time, melting away 2lbs of fat…without changing anything else in your diet or lifestyle.
You’ll never guess what it is?
I couldn’t either.
Here’s what happened…
23 people between the ages of 18 and 65 were recruited to eat 12 green olives a day for 30 days at the University of Palermo .
On average, subjects gained 1kg (2.2lbs) of muscle and lost 1kg (2.2lbs) of fat.
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(And if you are using a shredding program to get abs, you might want to add up to a dozen green olives – of course making them fit into your calories and macros for the day.)
The researchers were actually looking for probiotic, antioxidant, or anti-inflammatory effects of Nocellara del Belice Green Olives. Not changes in body composition.
So what could explain this result? I definitely can’t be sure of that. The researchers wonder if perhaps the Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) levels in the olives could explain it. They said…
“The possible explanation could be linked to the capacity of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) to reduce body fat levels. The molecule is present both in extra virgin olive oil and table olives, and can also be produced during their digestion.”
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I have to admit, the only time I eat olives is when I go to Subway…and that’s not very often. Do you eat olives often? They’re definitely great for a salad or sub – and now that it’s summertime, I’m gonna get some olives thrown into my summer salads!
Let me know below if you have any experience of this, or of any other foods you think make the fat-loss process easier. You can also ask me any questions you might need answered.
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