Calories in food give us the energy we need to function throughout the day. If you would like to know how many calories there are in a spoonful of olive oil and how many calories you need in a day, read on as we are going to tell you!
The calories in a tablespoon of olive oil
One tablespoon of olive oil contains just 135 calories. Given that you need to consume two tablespoons a day to receive all its benefits, that would be 270 calories a day.
The calories required from day to day
There is no single number of calories that a person needs to consume every day. Everybody is different and a certain number of calories is needed by different people. You can work out how many calories you need.
For men, multiply weight (in kilograms) by 25 and for women by 23. Have you done that? Then add or subtract, depending on your age:
– Less than 25 years old: +300
– 25-45 years old: leave the number as it is
– 46-55 years old: -100
– 56-65 years old: -200
– Over 66 years old: -300
It’s that easy! The final figure is the number of calories you should consume in a day. Clearly, the number of calories in a tablespoon of olive oil is nothing compared to your overall required daily intake. The calculation you’ve just made is for someone sedentary, so if you’re an active sportsperson you should consume more than the figure you calculated.
Knowing the nutritional value of olive oil can help you to control your daily calorie intake. If you want to lose weight, remember that EVOO reduces hunger. And helps you to be healthy!
*This article is published for informational purposes only. It cannot and should not replace the consultation of a Nutritionist. We advise you to consult your trusted Nutritionist.