reposted from aboutoliveoil.org
The FDA recommends consuming 2 tablespoons of olive oil a day. Most people meet this requirement by cooking with olive oil or drizzling it on their dishes, but some people choose to consume it all at once -- in a shot. Drinking olive oil straight may sound like an eccentric health fad, but the truth is, many in Mediterranean countries swear by the practice as an elixir of health. Recently, however, it seems it is becoming a trend in the U.S. due to some celebrities who swear that extra virgin olive oil is the key to their health.
Goldie Hawn drinks two tablespoons of olive oil before bed, and uses it to massage her face to keep her skin looking young and healthy.
Kourtney Kardashian drinks a tablespoon of olive oil every other day, according to her website, Poosh, where she extolls the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil.
Dr. Drew Ramsey, clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University, believes that the best way to enjoy olive oil’s health benefits is simply by drinking a shot glass. He convinced Carson Daly on the Today show to drink a shot of extra virgin olive oil while Savannah Guthrie and Hota Kotb looked on.
Selena Gomez reportedly drinks a small glass of olive oil before going onstage - a trick that she learned from Kelly Clarkson.
Screenwriter and producer Shonda Rhimes credits Beyoncé for her new habit of drinking olive oil daily. Beyoncé's enjoys drinking extra virgin olive oil so much that she even invested in an olive oil company that sells their oil with a small shot glass to allow you to savor the flavor of the oil.