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Vegetables Fried in Extra Virgin Olive Oil More Nutritionally Beneficial than Boiled

A new study carried out by the University of Granada revealed that frying vegetables typical to the Mediterranean diet in EVOO, as opposed to boiling, is a much better method of cooking in terms of nutrient value. There has been … Continue reading

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Olive Oil-Enriched Diet During Pregnancy Can Benefit the Unborn Through Adulthood

A recent study has shown that a diet rich in olive oil has a positive effect on the development of the unborn child and may also affect her adult life. “During the gestation, there is a great incorporation of fatty … Continue reading

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How EVOO Helps Prevent Colon Cancer

EVOO is an ally of our wellness, and over the years a number of studies have established and confirmed the importance of its daily consumption. There is still, however, much to discover about the mechanisms through which these healthy actions … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Diet Protective Against Obesity in Children

File this under “no surprise:” A recent study from eight European countries has shown evidence that children who consume a Mediterranean diet may be 15 percent less likely to be overweight or obese. The results of the study conducted by … Continue reading

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Olive Oil Seen as a Treatment for Heart Failure

While diet and nutrition are often discussed in relation to prevention of chronic disease, occasionally certain foods are seen as a treatment as well. A new study by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine are … Continue reading

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Breakfast with High-Phenol EVOO Reduces Inflammation Linked to Diabetes, Heart Disease

A new study published in Food Chemistry shows that adding phenol-rich olive oil to breakfast successfully lowers the inflammation linked to metabolic syndrome. Add Olive Oil to Vegetables to Lower Blood Pressure Inflammation is associated with metabolic syndrome, an increasingly … Continue reading

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Add Olive Oil to Vegetables to Lower Blood Pressure

One of the main characteristics of the Mediterranean diet is the frequency of vegetable-rich meals and salads cooked in plenty of olive oil. And while we know that the addition of olive oil to vegetables can increase the absorption of … Continue reading

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Beauty, Inside and Out

Last month 79-year-old actress Sophia Loren stole the show at Cannes when she was honored for her work in The Human Voice (La voce umana), a short film directed by her son, Edoardo Ponti. Audiences around the world watched in … Continue reading

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Add Olive Oil to Vegetables to Lower Blood Pressure

One of the main characteristics of the Mediterranean diet is the frequency of vegetable-rich meals and salads cooked in plenty of olive oil. And while we know that the addition of olive oil to vegetables can increase the absorption of vitamins and … Continue reading

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A ‘Model Diet’ for Prevention of Alzheimer’s

In a recent narrative review article, Italian researchers from the University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, suggest that the Mediterranean diet may be the model diet to follow to slow the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Risk of Alzheimer’s disease increases … Continue reading

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Two Tablespoons: FDA’s Take on the Benefits of Olive Oil

Nearly a decade ago, the Food and Drug Administration allowed a qualified health claim on food labels of olive oil in response to a petition filed by the North American Olive Oil Association. The stamp of approval in the form … Continue reading

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Achieve Nutrient Adequacy by Following the Mediterranean Diet

Dependence on dietary supplements increases when diets fail to supply sufficient amounts of nutrients. Findings of a recent study published in the journal Nutrients reveals that inadequate nutrient intake stems from foods consumed in the Western diet. The authors stated … Continue reading

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