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:

Twelve Health Benefits of Olive Oil

30 JUNE 2020 Twelve (12) Health Benefits of Olive Oil Paul Gerard’s post on the Olive Tree and Olive Oil also highlights twelve health benefits that olive oil has a strong claim on, supported by scientific research and evidence. Lowers Risk of Heart Disease Reduced Risk of Stroke Many Cognitive...

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Metabolic response to the Mediterranean diet Predicts risk of developing CVD

SOURCE: Harvard School of Public Health A newly identified “metabolic signature” can evaluate an individual’s adherence and metabolic response to the Mediterranean diet and help predict future risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with collaborators from the Broad Institute of MIT...

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Why Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the Healthiest Fat on Earth

DECEMBER 19, 2019 SOURCE: Healthline Dietary fats are highly controversial, with debates about animal fats, seed oils, and everything in between in full force. That said, most people agree that extra virgin olive oil is incredibly healthy. Part of the Mediterranean diet, this traditional oil has been a dietary staple...

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Researchers Recommend MedDiet to Restore Gut Bacteria

NOVEMBER 6, 2019 SOURCE: Manchester Metropolitan University  The Mediterranean diet contains many foods that are probiotic, which provide good food for the bacteria,” researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), in the UK have found. The foods are plant-based, such as whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes and fruits. All these have...

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