Olive Oil

Clean Keto Ingredient

What is Olive Oil?

Olive Oil is the oil that’s obtained from the fruit of olive trees. The virgin and extra virgin means more nutrients and less refinement and a more nuanced flavor. The extra virgin comes from the first press of the olives. Virgin oil comes from the already crushed olives and is slightly more acidic.

Virgin and Extra Virgin Olive Oil are unrefined (unprocessed). If it says just “Olive Oil”, it may be processed.

Keto Status?



It has zero carbs and is full of healthy fats. Olive oil also has many health benefits including:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Helps control type 2 diabetes
  • Promotes brain health
  • May help prevent strokes
  • Protective against heart disease
  • Supports weight loss
  • Has anti-cancer properties
  • Helps treat rheumatoid arthritis

Possible Side Effects From Ingesting Olive Oil?

Minimal – May cause digestive issues

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