• The Best Olive Oil Treatments for Hair and Skin

    Even though one of our skin experts might be rolling in her exam chair right now, we’re gonna go out on a limb here and say, sotto voce, we still love a good DIY—operative word being “good.” That being said, we’re sure even the strictest dermatologists and hairstylists could get behind a fairly innocuous, homemade […]

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  • The consumption of olive oil protects our health

    Olive is a prime example of a monosaturated fat, as a fundamental component of the Mediterranean diet. It is not only a pleasantly flavoured cooking fat that enhances other foods, but there is ample evidence of its nutritional properties and health benefits and further scientific studies are currently under way to confirm its other benefits. […]

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    New study: For a Healthy Heart, add a little Olive Oil

    The effectiveness of the Mediterranean diet isn’t really up for debate anymore—at this point, it’s more a question of how to tweak it, and home in on what the active ingredients are. (For example, the MIND diet is a science-based variant of the Mediterranean diet, developed purely from what the research has shown.) Now, a new study looks […]

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  • Olive Fruit Extract shows promise for consumers at risk of arterial stiffness

    A study on a standardized olive fruit extract shows promise for consumers at risk of arterial stiffness, as measured by a reduction in triglycerides. The extract showed less effect when measured with a vascular index. In a recent study published in the journal Drugs R&D, a standardized olive fruit extract (Proliva, supplied by Euromed) improved […]

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  • You need extra-virgin olive oil to prevent hair loss

    Hair loss can be a very serious problem. A normal hair loss is not a concern because it’s natural. But if you are losing more than 80-100 strands daily, then you have to be worried about hair loss. There are different ways to prevent hair loss. Let’s find out if you effective ways to prevent […]

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  • Doctors say common ingredient can make a big difference in the toilet

    Health experts say they believe a common pantry item could be answer for anyone who struggles to have a bowel movement every day. It turns out a tablespoon of olive oil could be all that is needed to get things moving again and create a healthy bowel routine. While the benefits of olive oil have […]

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  • 5 Olives a Day Keeps the Doctor Away?

    When it comes to illness, pharmaceuticals may have their place, but when speaking of prevention of illness – or better yet long-life vitality – well, Nature has her own pharmacopoeia. Berries, spices, herbs, fruits and vegetables are the medicines that Hippocrates prescribed over two thousand years ago. A body well supported in daily nutrition, proper […]

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    Virgin olive oil helps in preventing and treating hypertension

    Oleic acid plus a constellation of minor constituents as a natural antihypertensive. Consumption of virgin olive oil is good for you, but why? Scientific evidence on this issue has been accumulating for a quarter century. Epidemiological, clinical, and animal studies support that the consumption of virgin olive oil, instead of other sources of dietary fats, […]

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  • Mycobacteria Treatment for Bladder Cancer More Effective With Emulsification in Olive Oil

    Emulsifying Mycobacterium brumae in olive oil appeared promising for producing a robust immune response in preclinical tests. Recent research has indicated that M brumae is a safer alternative to M bovis bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG), an effective treatment routinely used for high-risk non-muscle–invasive bladder cancer and carcinoma in situ.1 Currently, approximately 5% of patients treated with […]

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  • Italian Study Endorses Mediterranean Diet’s Benefit for Stroke Prevention

    A recent review of the role of Mediterranean diet in relation to the risk of stroke found that the traditional Mediterranean way of eating, including societal and cultural factors, is a cost-effective intervention to lower the risk of stroke and other vascular conditions. The review was conducted by Antonio Di Carlo of the Institute of […]

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    Healthiest ways to cook veggies with EVOO and boost nutrition

    Veggies are really good for you. And you can make them even more nutritious if you prepare them in ways that maximize their benefits. Studies show the process of cooking actually breaks down tough outer layers and cellular structure of many vegetables, making it easier for your body to absorb their nutrients. For example, studies […]

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  • Why Extra Virgin Olive Oil Is The King Of The Mediterranean Diet

    In the Mediterranean diet, everything revolves around this essential ingredient because of its taste and nutritional aspects, but it is also a cultural matter. Olive oil—that is, extra virgin olive oil, because we are talking about the most widely touted member of the family—boasts unique nutritional characteristics. Because it is rich in vitamins and essential […]

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  • Influence of Phenol-Enriched Olive Oils on Human Intestinal Immune Function

    Olive oil (OO) phenolic compounds (PC) are able to influence gut microbial populations and metabolic output. Our aim was to investigate whether these compounds and changes affect the mucosal immune system. In a randomized, controlled, double blind cross-over human trial, for three weeks, preceded by two-week washout periods, 10 hypercholesterolemic participants ingested 25 mL/day of […]

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  • 4 types of olive oil — which one to use for cooking and which one for hair and skin?

    We’re constantly told how beneficial olive oil is for our health and why it should be in every single kitchen cabinet. Several studies have found that olive oil can prevent heart diseases, diabetes, among other ailments. Other than that, olive oil also has beauty benefits as it can help in moisturising your hair, fighting against […]

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  • Study found that the extra virgin olive oil is also a cure for diabetes

    An Italian study found that adding olive oil to foods reduces the glycemic index of meals, or wheelies post-prandial blood glucose, helping to protect against cardiovascular complications and microvascular diabetes The study evaluated whether fat quality, in the context of meals with high– (HGI) or low–glycemic index (LGI), influences postprandial blood glucose (PPG) response in […]

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