Articles about health
Want Healthier Eggs? Feed Hens EVOO
Feeding hens a diet that includes polyphenol-rich EVOO could lead to eggs that have lower cholesterol content and a better fatty acid profile.
Component in EVOO Kills Cancer Cells
Oleocanthal in EVOO causes a rupture of cancerous cells, releasing enzymes and causing cell death, without harming healthy cells.
Study Shows Canola Oil Cannot Replace Olive Oil in a Mediterranean-Style Diet
Researchers concluded canola oil cannot be recommended as a suitable substitute for extra virgin olive oil in a Mediterranean-style diet.
Mediterranean Diet Protective Against Obesity in Children
A recent study in eight European countries has shown that children who consume a Mediterranean diet were less likely to be overweight.
Grab Your Favorite EVOO, Rinse, Repeat
"Oil pulling" believers credit the practice of swishing oil with a range of benefits, from whiter teeth to increased energy and healthier skin.
Mediterranean Diet with a Swiss Twist Lowers Cancer and Heart Disease Risk
Even a culturally-adapted adherence to the traditional Mediterranean style diet can extend lives.
Researchers Trace Mediterranean Diet’s Origin to Ancient Greek Medicine
The Mediterranean diet may have been conceived by early doctors as a form of medicinal treatment.
Olive Oil Works Wonders for Babies
Doctors in Italy recommend using olive oil in solids for babies that are being weaned off breast milk, due to the many common health benefits.
Add Olive Oil to Your Skin
Just like olive oil is a healthy part of your diet, it’s also a worthy addition to your skin care routine.
Phenols in Extra Virgin Olive Oil Inhibit Colon Cancer Cell Growth
A recent study has shown phenolic extracts in EVOO have an antiproliferative effect on human colon cancer cells.
Mediterranean Diet Associated with Longevity
Harvard researchers provide additional evidence that a Mediterranean Diet is associated with a longer life.
Olive Oil Phenols Help Protect Bone Mass
Phenols in EVOO provide protection against cardiovascular disease, some cancers, and the aging process. They may also prevent the loss of bone mass.
International Foundation to Promote Mediterranean Diet
An international foundation will bring together multidisciplinary knowledge and expertise dedicated to the promotion of the Mediterranean diet.