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Understanding the benefits of natural olive oil

Posted January 31, 2014

Everyone knows that natural and organic foods are far more healthier than their processed counterparts. Unfortunately, many people don’t take to heart this valuable piece of information, and they continue to consume food products that are completely unhealthy for them. The road to getting healthier can begin today, and it can start by incorporating natural olive oil into one’s diet. In fact, let’s go ahead and take a quick look at five healthy benefits of natural and organic olive oil.

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Olive oil may help prevent breast cancer

Posted January 27, 2014

There has been a lot of excitement about the health benefits of olive oil. Not only is olive oil light and delicious tasting, it also has positive health benefits which may help you live a healthier and longer life. Researchers have been investigating olive oil for its breast cancer prevention properties, reported Houston Methodist Hospital on Jan. 22, 2014.

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Study: Corn Oil Superior to Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Lowering Cholesterol

Posted December 9, 2013

Corn oil significantly reduces cholesterol with more favorable changes in total cholesterol (TC) and LDL-C than extra virgin olive oil, new research shows. The findings were presented at the American Society for Nutrition’s Advances & Controversies in Clinical Nutrition Conference by lead researcher, Dr. Kevin C Maki, PhD, of Biofortis, the clinical research arm of Merieux NutriSciences.

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Smell of Olive Oil May Make You Feel Fuller Faster

Posted November 19, 2013

We knew olive oil could work wonders for our brains, but could actually work wonders for our waistlines too? Turns out it just might. A new study shows that the aromatic compounds of olive oil trigger brain responses that mirror responses normally seen only after eating high fat meals, which could potentially help us reduce the number of calories we consume.

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Sofrito Contains Substances That Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Posted November 18, 2013

The combination of tomato, olive oil, garlic and onion in a sofrito increases the amount of polyphenols and carotenoids. These bioactive compounds respectively help to prevent cardiovascular diseases and cancer. This is contained in a study carried out by the University of Barcelona and the CIBERobn network, Spain, which confirms sofrito as an essential part of the Mediterranean diet.

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Olives & Olive Oil – Where Taste and Good Health Meet

Posted November 11, 2013

For far too long a major public health message in the US has been to eat less fat. As research has evolved we have come to realize that not all fats are created equal. The fat found in olives and olive oil, monounsaturated fat, is not only tasty but is beneficial to your health. A daily dose of healthy fats may be a wiser choice than a low fat eating plan.

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FDA approves Clinolipid for intravenous nutrition

Posted October 8, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Clinolipid (lipid injectable emulsion, USP) for intravenous feeding (parenteral nutrition) in adult patients, providing a source of calories and essential fatty acids for adult patients who are unable to eat or drink. Clinolipid was granted a priority review to help alleviate a drug shortage.

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Olive Oil: The Latest Brain Food?

Posted September 16, 2013

Can one Mediterranean staple provide enough antioxidant protection to protect brain health? Every day, we’re exposed to free radicals — unstable molecules that can alter or damage the cells in our bodies. We simply can’t 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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Compounds in chocolate, tea and olive oil: Why are they so healthy?

Posted September 16, 2013

Scientists from the American Chemical Society (ACS) remind us again about the health benefits that come from ingredients found tea, chocolate and olive oil. Why are certain foods so good for our health and well-being?

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Olive Oil May Benefit Impaired Glucose Regulation and Other Cardiometabolic Risk Factors

Posted September 9, 2013

In a population-based, cross-sectional, cluster sampling study involving 4,572 individuals in the Spanish population, consumption of olive oil (found in 90% of the Spanish population) as opposed to sunflower oil, was found to be associated with a lower risk of obesity, impaired glucose metabolism, hypertriglyceridemia and low HDL cholesterol.

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