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Virgin Olive Oil & Fish Fatty Acids Help Prevent Acute Pancreatitis

Posted April 30, 2012

Oleic acid and hydroxytyrosol present in a particularly high concentration in virgin olive oil and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids found in fish affect the cellular mechanisms involved in the development of acute pancreatitis, a disease of oxidative-inflammatory etiology. Therefore, oleic acid and hydroxytyrosol can be considered potential functional ingredients, as they may prevent or mitigate this disease.

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5 Health Benefits of Using Olive Oil

Posted April 30, 2012

Anytime is a good time to consider heart health. After all, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in America, killing over 600,000 people yearly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even making small changes in your lifestyle and diet can add up to big results, over time. One such change that can give people a healthy benefit for the heart and beyond is to make the switch to olive oil.

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Olive Oil: The Latest Brain Food

Posted April 30, 2012

Can one Mediterranean staple provide enough antioxidant protection to protect brain health? Every day, were exposed to free radicals unstable molecules that can alter or damage the cells in our bodies. We simply cant escape them because not only do our bodies produce them as part of the normal metabolism of oxygen cells (or oxidation), but we are also exposed to them through pollution, pesticides, alcohol, cigarette smoke, sunlight, chemotherapy and radiation, stress, and even unhealthy fried or processed foods.

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Know the Wonderful Health Benefits of Olive Oil

Posted April 30, 2012

Benefits of olive oil are varied and many. One of the famous exponents of monounsaturated fat is olive oil. It is also a main component of Mediterranean diet. It is a natural juice, which maintains the taste, vitamins and the properties and aroma of olive fruit. You can find olive in various forms, based on the amount of processing involved.

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Olive Oil Extract Helps Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Posted April 30, 2012

The olive oil you drizzle on your pizza or salad may have a role in helping to prevent inflammatory bowel disease. Researchers from the University of Seville report that extra virgin olive oil enriched with its own natural antioxidant improved inflammatory response in a mouse model of colitis.

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Study affirms ‘mediterranean diet’ improves heart health

Posted April 30, 2012

A team of Johns Hopkins researchers has uncovered further evidence of the benefits of a balanced diet that replaces white bread and pasta carbohydrates with unsaturated fat from avocados, olive oil and nuts foods typical of the so-called Mediterranean diet.

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Olive Oil, The Nectar Of The Gods

Posted April 30, 2012

Olive oil, obtained from the humble fruit olives, has been consumed for thousands of years world-wide. In countries where olive oil is part of the populations staple diet, it has been recorded that the incidence of heart disease amongst the populace is greatly smaller than other parts of the world. Scientific studies have been undertaken, which prove that olive oil has many health benefits. This article explores these health benefits and how you can incorporate olive oil in your diet.

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Olive Oil Shown to be an Excellent Carrier for Q10

Posted April 30, 2012

At this years FiE, Kaneka Pharma Europe highlighted various ways of incorporating its coenzyme Q10 into functional food applications. One of these was an extra virgin olive oil, developed by Costa dOro, called Olisana K-Young with high antioxidative power. Olive oil serves as a good matrix for optimal Q10 bioavailability and thus promises huge market potential for products fortified with Q10.

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