- May 1st, 2013
Alzheimer’s disease is known to affect more than 30 million people worldwide, but prevalence of it is lower in Mediterranean countries. Why? Researchers are beginning to think the answer lies within olive oil. A natural phenolic compound known as oleocanthal has been found in olive oil.
- February 1st, 2013
The beautiful olive tree is synonymous with the Mediterranean and is a characteristic symbol of that landscape. The world’s religions associate it with wisdom, peace, and prosperity. From a culinary perspective, as the only fat derived from pressed fruit, olive oil has been championed in recent years as a particularly healthful food.
Olive Oil is HealthyRevered, healthy, flavorfulBy Carolyn Samuel
- November 1st, 2012
Aging men and women can fight osteoporosis by consuming more olive oil, just as the Mediterranean diet calls for. A recent study shows consumption of a Mediterranean diet enriched with olive oil over a period of two years is associated with increased serum osteocalcin concentrations and other bone formation markers.