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Extra Virgin Olive Oil…A Super Food Not to be Ignored!

  This article was written in Life Extension Magazine and we felt it was worth sharing! Nutritional scientists now recognize that one of the most powerful ways you can protect yourself against degenerative disease and premature death is by consuming a Mediterranean-style diet.1 In contrast to the typical American diet, which is high in artery-clogging saturated and trans fats, the Mediterranean …

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Olive Oil Improves Blood Lipid Profile, Reduces Risk of Heart Disease

This month we are showcasing a health article found in the Olive Oil times. Click Here to go directly to that site. ‘Olive Oil as Medicine: the Effect on Lipids and Lipoproteins’, the first report in a series released this month by the UC Davis Olive Center, makes three key findings on the use of extra virgin olive oil to …

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Breakfast with High-Phenol EVOO Reduces Inflammation Linked to Diabetes, Heart Disease

A new study published in Food Chemistry shows that adding phenol-rich olive oil to breakfast successfully lowers the inflammation linked to metabolic syndrome. Inflammation is associated with metabolic syndrome, an increasingly common condition characterized by the presence of three of the following pathologies in an individual: obesity (particularly abdominal fat), high blood pressure, a low level of “good” HDL cholesterol, …

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10 Reasons You Should Be Eating More Olives

Olives are one of the oldest and healthiest foods known to man.  They were grown widely, traded and eaten in the ancient Mediterranean, and stone mortars and presses used for olive oil extraction date as far back as 5000 BC!  The wood from the trees were used for fuel and construction, and the olive fruit and oil remain one of …

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