• Healthier lifestyle behind the magic of olives and olive oil

    Olive trees have made a great impact on the civilizations of the Mediterranean for more than 4,000 years. Olives provide people with food, medicines and nourishing creams. Olives were not only cultivated here in Turkey, they were actually widespread and covered the Mediterranean coast. From Syria to Tunisia, from Greece to Italy, and from Crete […]

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  • Medical Research: Olive Oil in Diet for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

    MedicalResearch.com Interview with Prof Jordi Salas-Salvadó MedicalResearch: What are the main findings of the study? Answer: The main findings of our study are that olive oil consumption, especially the extra-virgin variety (which is the olive oil with the best quality because it has higher amounts of bioactive compounds than other varieties), is associated with a […]

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  • Olive oil , which … was born cosmetics!

    The advertising is pretending to forget even the Odyssey of Homer. The first archaeological evidence of cosmetics in ancient times was the discovery of vials that contained a mix of lead and olive oil in Egyptian tombs, dated around 5000 BC. The ancients knew a lot, realizing the countless dermal properties of the olive oil. […]

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    EVOO could protect from exposure to hexavalent chromium

    Researchers recommend that regular consumption of this oil in the diet provides a constant supply of potential antioxidants that could reduce alterations. An in vivo study was carried out to verify whether extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) has the potential to modulate alterations resulted from exposure to hexavalent chromium (CrVI) as potassium dichromate in rats. For […]

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  • Olive oil supplements may protect against the adverse vascular effects of air pollution

    Taking olive oil supplements may counteract some of the adverse cardiovascular effects of exposure to air pollution, according to a new study presented at the 2014 American Thoracic Society International Conference. “Exposure to airborne particulate matter can lead to endothelial dysfunction, a condition in which the endothelium (inner lining) of blood vessels does not function […]

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  • Extra virgin olive oil could protect food during cooking

    The extra-virgin Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) olive oil was characterized by reduced levels of oxidation and hydrolysis, and superior amounts of minor antioxidant compounds. The chemical composition of olive oils are important parameters in their predictive behavior along the frying process, but mostly that olive oil is clearly resistant to frying conditions. The use […]

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  • 5 Beauty Uses for Olive Oil

    You know that olive oil is good for your insides, but it’s also got many outer beauty applications! Check out these beauty uses for olive oil. Olive oil is a great moisturizer, but that’s only the start of olive oil’s beauty uses! Check out how you can use olive oil for glowing skin, healthy hair, […]

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  • Researchers have proven the value of Olive Oil to treat pain and anxiety

    A group of researchers from different disciplines coordinated by the scientist Julian Taylor at the Spanish National Hospital of Paraplegics (HNP), has discovered the therapeutic value of high oleic acid, a modified main component of olive oil. Specifically, these researchers have proven the value of oleic acid to treat pain associated with peripheral nerve and […]

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  • Extra Virgin olive oil aids prevention of auricular fibrillation

    Auricular fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, affecting one in every four persons. Currently, there are no effective interventions for the primary prevention of the illness, considered to be one of the growing cardiovascular epidemics of the XXI century, and one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality. The randomised trial of primary […]

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    Olive oil & Ancient Greek Beauty Tips Every Woman Should Know

    Greek mythology refers to many beautiful women praising their youth and glow. Women in ancient Greece used to maintain their youth using common ingredients like milk, honey and olive oil that are at our disposal everyday. Olive oil: Ancient Greek women were the first to use olive oil as a moisturizer. Olive oil helps to […]

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  • Healthy Recipe: Apple Pear Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing and Olive Oil

    For the dressing: 3 tablespoons light olive oil 3 tablespoons sugar ¼ cup fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons onion, finely chopped 1 tablespoon poppy seeds ¾ teaspoon Dijon mustard ¼ teaspoon salt Mix together all ingredients in a covered jar until well mixed; set aside. For the salad: 10 cups romaine lettuce, washed and shredded, […]

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  • Olive oil is the best part of Mediterranean diet

    The Mediterranean diet is a heart-healthy eating plan that can promote health and may prevent disease. The plan appears to prevent chronic diseases in several ways. It starts with an abundance of fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish and whole grains to introduce a variety of antioxidants and phytochemicals, which are beneficial for good health. The eating […]

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  • What can I do to keep my cholesterol levels under check? – Switch to olive oil for cooking

    Cholesterol, rather high cholesterol levels have always been a subject of worry for many. One such reader wrote in to us asking about how he can control his cholesterol levels. Here is an in-depth answer by our expert Dr Varun Mallya on exactly what he should do. Question: My total cholesterol is 239 and LDL […]

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  • 5 interesting ways to use olive oil outside the kitchen

    How much do you end up paying for makeup remover? Shaving cream? Hair conditioner? Over time, the cost of these products begin to consistently leave a dent in your wallet. So what if we told you that there is one thing out there that serves all three aforementioned purposes … and more? Meet your new […]

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  • The Best Temperatures and Uses for Common Cooking Oils

    Anyone can toss some oil into a pan and cook, but if you want to up your cooking game, consider using different oils based on the dish you’re… Read… We’ve talked about why you should have more than one cooking oil in your kitchen, but this graphic breaks down the differences between them nicely. It […]

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