How Many Syns In Olive Oil? & Other Low Syn Cooking Oils!

Updated on 
24 January, 2022

Is Olive Oil High In Syns? - Our Ultimate Syn Guide

Olive oil is one of the healthiest oils out there to cook with, acting as an anti-oxidant and adding flavour to food, but just how many syns does this type of oil have on the slimming world plan?

If your cooking with olive oil it will cost you 6 syns per tablespoon, making it very high in syns, therefore it should be used in moderation and measured to avoid going over your syn allowance.

Within our guide below, we will discuss whether or not you can have olive oil on the slimming world plan, the difference between extra virgin olive oil and regular olive oil as well as some low syn cooking oil alternatives.

Can I Have Olive Oil On Slimming World?

Since olive oil is so high in syns, you might be wondering whether or not is allowed on the slimming world diet. Olive oil is allowed but you will have to factor in its syns, which is why it is so important to measure what you are using.

Many people prefer to use low cal spray olive oils rather than regular olive oil as they are lower in syns due to them being mixed with water, this still helps to cook your food but reduces the amount of oil you need to use.

What Is The Difference Between Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Olive Oil?

If you are looking to use olive oil in your cooking and your calculating syns, you might be wondering if there's any difference between the syns of extra virgin olive oil and regular olive oil.

Extra virgin olive oil and regular olive oil have the same amount of syns, but their difference comes in how they are processed, standard olive oil is lighter and cheaper to make due to it being hot-pressed, extra virgin olive oil on the other hand is cold-pressed and higher in quality hence why it is more expensive.

Low Syn Cooking Oil Alternatives To Olive Oil

If you find olive oil too high in syns, there are plenty of other low syn alternatives to cook with which are more slimming world friendly.

We've listed our favourites below.

  • Sunflower oil - 6 syns per tablespoon.
  • Avocado oil - 6 syns.
  • Rapeseed oil - 7 syns.
  • Spray oil (mixed) - 0.5 syns.
  • Hazelnut oil - 6 syns.
  • Vegetable oil - 7 syns.
  • Peanut oil - 6 syns.
  • Canola oil - 6 syns.
  • Groundnut oil - 7 syns.
  • Low cal cooking spray - SYN FREE.
  • Grapeseed oil - 7 syns.
  • Coconut oil - 7 syns.

Last Words

Overall, olive oil is very high in syns at just 6 syns a tablespoon so should only be had within moderation on the SW plan to avoid going over your syns, if your looking for a lower syn alternative we would suggest using a low cal cooking spray instead or choosing an oil from our low syn alternatives oils above.

Jennifer is a certified nutritionist and weight loss coach with a Master's in Nutrition from Cambridge. With over 10 years experience, she shares healthy recipes and science-backed slimming tips on SheCooksSheEats to help people reach their wellness goals. Jennifer stays up-to-date by regularly attending conferences and continuing her nutrition education. She aims to provide research-backed advice to inspire balanced, happy living.
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