- April 30th, 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
- October 31st, 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.
- August 31st, 2011
Olive Oil as Stroke Preventative
Aging increases the chance for stroke, but current research finds that olive oil is a major contributor in stroke prevention. Those with high-intake levels can reduce their risk by more than 40 percent.New evidence underscore the power of good food.
- September 1st, 2008Unfeatured
1 cup pitted Kalamata olives
1 canned sardine fillet
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon capers
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 teaspoon sugar (optional)
Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender until pureed.
Nutrition info per serving (4 to 6): 160.4 calories; 15 g fat; 0.7 g saturated fat; 2.8 mg cholesterol; 0.6 g protein; 6.1 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g fiber; 712.9 mg sodium
- June 1st, 2008
Anti-aging. We see the term everywhere, from magazine covers and supplements labels to beauty creams and exercise regimes—all promising to make us look and feel younger. While you can’t avoid getting older, one thing is clear: The foods you eat play a crucial role in keeping your body healthy and your brain functioning well into your senior years.10 foods to help you look and feel youngerBy Lisa Turner