Category: Health Attributes

A 40 year study on the Greek island of Crete confirmed that the Mediterranean diet of fish, fruit and vegetable, cooked in or accentuated by olive oil, is the cause for a healthful, long life. Later years research has shown the many health benefits attributed to olive oil itself:

Health Benefits of Olive Oil and Olive Extracts

February 2017 A recent University of Florida Report (https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FS/FS28200.pdf) reiterated that substituting olive oil, particularly virgin olive, for other fats and oils, is a positive step towards good health. Consuming olive oil may help reduce your risk of cancer, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic diseases. Among its references...

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No Low Fat Mediterranean Diet

No Low Fat Mediterranean Diet 20 July 2016 Dr. Hanna Bloomfield, a physician, researcher and Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine and her team found that people who followed a Mediterranean diet with unrestricted fat (so none of this uber low-fat silliness) had a lower risk...

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Olive oil and salad combined ‘explain’ Med diet success.

(May 2014; source: www.bbc.com)

The combination of olive oil and leafy salad or vegetables is what gives the Mediterranean diet its healthy edge, say scientists. When these two food groups come together they form nitro fatty acids which lower blood pressure. The unsaturated fat in olive oil joins forces with the nitrite in the vegetables, the study suggests.

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