• Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Stroke Risk, So Break Out The Olive Oil

    The Mediterranean diet has become increasingly popular for weight loss, but new research suggests it could also reduce one’s risk of suffering a stroke. The findings show people who closely followed the diet were significantly less likely to experience an ischemic stroke (caused by a blood clot) compared with those who had the lowest adherence […]

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  • Ingredient in Olive Oil Looks Promising in the Fight Against Cancer

    Extra-virgin olive oil contains an ingredient, oleocanthal, that kills cancer cells without harming healthy cells, researchers have found. A Rutgers nutritional scientist and two cancer biologists at New York City’s Hunter College have found that an ingredient in extra-virgin olive oil kills a variety of human cancer cells without harming healthy cells. The ingredient is […]

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  • Olive leaf extract may help in treating ailments

    Today, we are extracting some powerful medicines from plants from all over the world. The olive is one plant that may hint at some of the extraordinary abilities God may have built into some of the extinct plants. We’ve all heard about the health effects of olive oil. However, it turns out the olive leaf […]

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  • St. Paul’s Hospital in Canada to launch Mediterranean diet course for the public

    St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver is making plans to train hundreds, if not thousands, of people to eat according to the principles of the life-saving Mediterranean diet. “Truly changing the way you eat is a massive undertaking,” said physician Andrew Ignaszewski, who is head of cardiology at the hospital. “For people with a northern European […]

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  • 10 Paths to Good Health with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    The Decalogue of The Prevention A diet rich in olive oil, particularly extra virgin olive oil, may increase life expectancy because: 1. It can strengthen the immune system 2. It may have an anti-inflammatory effect 3. It can prevent cardiovascular diseases 4. It reduces cholesterol levels 5. It decreases the formation of free radicals and […]

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  • Olive oil is common in diet tips of the world’s longest living communities

    Low meat, high vege diet with olive oil and active lifestyle common in long-living communities The season of overindulgence is coming to a close: you’ve consumed your bodyweight in chocolate and your sole form of exercise has consisted of lifting a champagne glass while prostrate on the sofa. But, before you embark on January atonement, […]

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  • What You Need To Know about Olive Nutritional Facts

    Olives are fruits of the tree known as Olea europaea. ‘Olea’ is the Latin word for ‘oil,’ reflecting the olives very high fat content, of which 75% is oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that has been shown to lower blood cholesterol levels. ‘Europaea’ reminds us that olives are native to the Mediterranean region of Europe. […]

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  • Healthy holiday eating Q&A with an Emory Healthcare cardiologist

    With holiday parties in full swing, many people are staying busy and eating on the go or overindulging in sweet party treats. Gina Lundberg, MD, the clinical director of Emory Women’s Heart Center and assistant professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine answers questions from the general public on how to make smart […]

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  • How extra virgin olive oil can help our bones?

    The incidence of osteoporosis and associated fractures is found to be lower in countries where the Mediterranean diet is predominant. These observations might be mediated by the active constituents of olive oil and especially phenolic compounds. The intake of olive oil has been related to the prevention of osteoporosis in experimental and in in vitro […]

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  • Extra virgin olive oil could cut your heart attack risk in just six weeks

    Olive oil contains omega-6 fats, a form of healthy polyunsaturates which blocks the body’s response to inflammation in chronic conditions such as heart disease and arthritis. Olive oil unsaponifiable fraction, as poliphenols, exerts an anti-inflammatory role in inflammatory bowel disease patients. Olive oil consumption is associated with cardiovascular disease prevention because of both its oleic […]

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  • Doctors emphasise health benefits of Mediterranean diet

    Good news for olive oil market as doctors emphasise health benefits of Mediterranean diet. An editorial published by doctors in the Postgraduate Medical Journal (PMJ) this month argues in favour of the health benefits produced by following a Mediterranean diet. Numerous senior figures in medicine put their name on the article, including Dr Mahiben Maruthappu, […]

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  • Mediterranean diets with olive oil improve blood flow

    The health benefits of switching to a Mediterranean style diet and upping the amount of time spent exercising for a period of just eight weeks can still be seen a year after stopping the regime, a new study has shown. The research by Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Lincoln in the UK revealed […]

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  • Improve your vision with Olve Oil

    Eyes are very special and we need to take care of them regularly. If you’re too busy to take care of them regularly, you should at least take some care of them whenever possible. There are different diseases that can cause eye problems and may even lead to blindness. There are some common diseases such […]

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  • Olive oil for anti-inflammatory and antioxidant therapy

    Olive oil has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory components. An oral diet provided with olive oil in patients with burn may accelerate wound healing and decrease the duration of hospitalization. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of consumption of oral olive oil on clinical outcomes and wound healing of thermally injured patients with […]

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  • Olive Oil in your diet, a matter of health

    Olive Oil vs other cooking fats: the Cretan – Greek alternative Its velvety texture and fine taste are not the only reasons that make olive oil ideal for your cooking or dressing. Olive oil is far more suitable compared to all other vegetable or animal cooking fats for many other reasons: it is produced solely […]

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