When it comes to the latest health and wellness trends, the sky's the limit. It seems like every week, there's a new tip to incorporate into your routine - and TBH it can be a bit overwhelming to keep up with all the facts. Luckily, we're here to give you the down-low on all things health. So let's dive into the celeb-approved trend, the EVOO shot.
Now, before you get googling, no, EVOO isn't a new cocktail brand - it stands for extra virgin olive oil. And while we typically think of this cooking staple as a go-to salad dressing or dip for fancy bread, it goes way beyond the condiment label. For starters, highly refined olive oil is the basis of the Mediterranean diet, which is regarded as one of the healthiest in the entire world! And how did they score that reputation? Well, EVOO, of course! The oil is packed with anti-inflammatory compounds, fatty acids, and antioxidants (which have anti-aging properties). So, from the inside out, this certified superfood can help keep you looking and feeling your best. And while we'd prefer to be guzzling this oil down by the Mediterranean sea, you don't have to be in Greece to reap all the benefits.
Health gurus across social media have begun preaching that a shot of EVOO in the morning is the key to a great day. Consumed on an empty stomach, it can coat the walls of the stomach, helping keep things moving throughout the day. All it takes is about a tablespoon's worth and consistency to start to feel the results. From softer nails and hair to easier trips to the bathroom, the benefits go on and on - so it's no surprise this has become a Hollywood favorite. In fact, Kourtney Kardashian swears by it, taking a shot every other day. And we don't know about you guys, but when our Poosh queen says "jump," we say, "how high?"
You can try this trend out for yourself by picking up a bottle of extra virgin olive oil at your local grocery or health food store. And, of course, stay tuned for more of the trending health habits making noise on social media.