Why the Mediterranean diet just may be the most delicious meal plan yet

By |July 25th, 2016|Blog News|

Olives and olive oil, fresh vegetables and fruit, whole grains, nuts, legumes, fresh fish and seafood, lean meats, cheese and yogurt and red wine. This may sound like the grocery list for a delicious dinner party (and you wouldn’t be wrong), but these foods are also the staple components of the Mediterranean diet. A 2013 observational study conducted by Harvard [...]

Here are five of the most important compounds that make extra virgin olive oil a veritable cocktail of health.

By |July 22nd, 2016|Blog News|

Extra virgin olive oil constitutes the main source of fat in the Mediterranean diet. Because it is produced without heat or industrial refining, all the antioxidants and vitamins in the fruit remain intact. Extra virgin olive oil is one reason people following the Mediterranean diet live long and healthy lives. Here are five of the most important compounds that make extra virgin olive [...]

Olive Oil Offers Promising Role in Treatment of Bladder Cancer

By |July 21st, 2016|Blog News|

For nearly 35 years the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) strain, derived from Mycobacterium bovis (a slow-growing aerobic bacterium that can cause tuberculosis), has been the most effective immunotherapy used against non-invasive bladder cancer. However, due to high risk of serious infection and lower tolerance from BCG treatment in some cancer patients, efforts have been concentrated on finding safer alternative therapies. Just [...]

Mediterranean Diet, Heavy on the Olive Oil, Can Reduce Risk of Chronic Disease

By |July 20th, 2016|Blog News|

According to a new review conducted by researchers in the U.S., a Mediterranean diet with no restriction of good fats like olive oil was associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, and type 2 diabetes. The review and meta-analysis gathered data from Ovid Medline, CINAHL, and the Cochrane Library from 1990 through April 2016. The reviewers isolated and [...]

Olive Oil Diet Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

By |July 19th, 2016|Blog News|

Traditionally a low fat diet has been prescribed to prevent various diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. While studies have shown that high fat diets may increase the risk of certain diseases such as cancer and diabetes, it appears that it is the type of fat that counts rather than the amount of fat. We now know that a diet rich [...]

Olive Oil Found to Help Prevent Skin Cancer

By |July 14th, 2016|Blog News|

A study conducted by Dr. Niva Shapira from Tel Aviv University in Israel and Bob Kuklinski of Rockstock University in Germany found that olive oil, along with other components of a Mediterranean diet, may contribute to the prevention of malignant melanoma.  Malignant melanoma, which is the most dangerous type of skin cancer, may be slowed down by consumption of olive [...]

EVOO Vice Cancer

By |June 7th, 2016|Blog News|

EVOO Vice Cancer A new study has proven that an ingredient in extra virgin olive oil can kill cancer cells. The results of the study, which will be published in the journal Molecular and Cellular Oncology, were made public on January 23, 2015. The researchers, nutritional scientist Paul Breslin (Rutgers University), biologist David Foster (Hunter College) and chemist Onica LeGendre (Hunter College) [...]

New Phenolic Compounds Found in EVOO

By |June 7th, 2016|Blog News|

New Phenolic Compounds Found in EVOO New phenolic compounds belonging to the oleuropein and ligstroside aglycon family have been discovered in oils from the Koroneiki and Mission olive varieties. The Mediterranean diet is the world’s most studied dietary pattern and has been shown to provide valuable health benefits and reduce the risk of numerous diseases. Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is the [...]

Is Extra Virgin Olive Oil Better Than Olive Oil?

By |May 31st, 2016|Blog News|

Is Extra Virgin Olive Oil Better Than Olive Oil ? When you shop for olive oil, you're greeted with an array of choices. There is a difference between pure olive oil, light olive oil and extra virgin olive oil. All olive oil is a healthy type of fat, and most of the differences in the various types have to do [...]

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