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.
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.
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.
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.
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.