Health

Jan. 19, 2023

Mediterranean Diet Again Named Best Overall

The MedDiet again won out over other diets and eating plans to receive recognition as the best overall diet according to the U.S. News and World Report.

Jan. 17, 2023

Olive Trees Combat Air Pollution, New Research Shows

VegPM, a Tuscan research project, proves that certain tree species can combat air pollution from particulate matter (PM) and improve air quality in urban environments.

Jan. 17, 2023

Public Health Groups Urge E.U. to Expedite Introduction of Front-of-Pack Food Labels

An open letter to the E.U. Commission warned against further delays in the adoption of front-of-pack nutrition labels. The letter was signed by the European Heart Network, European Public Health Alliance, Consumers Organization and many others.

Jan. 3, 2023

An Olive Leaves-Based Diet Might Improve Sheep's Cheese

New research reveals that adding olive leaves to a ewe's diet results in healthier cheese.

Dec. 30, 2022

EVOO Improves Brain Protection in Cases of Mild Cognitive Impairment

The newly published pilot study shows extra virgin olive oil's substantial ability to improve the function of the blood-brain barrier and overall brain health.

Dec. 14, 2022

Med Diet Might Reduce Prenatal Stressors and Improve Child Health Outcomes

New research suggests that the Mediterranean Diet might significantly reduce inflammation, obesity and chronic diseases in pregnant mothers and their children.

Nov. 17, 2022

Some Ultra-Processed Foods Are Addictive, Like Tobacco

Foods high in refined carbohydrates and added fats trigger some of the hallmarks of addictive behaviors in consumers.

Nov. 9, 2022

Study: Climate Change Continues to Threaten Global Health

Experts from a range of organizations illustrated the impacts of hydrocarbon-fueled climate change on food security, infectious disease and health-related illnesses.

Oct. 26, 2022

Study Links Cooking Methods and Health

The researchers found some cooking methods corresponded with beneficial effects on inflammation. Heating edible oils, but not olive oil, to high temperatures had negative effects.

Oct. 24, 2022

Researchers Review Benefits of Mediterranean Diet to Reduce Obesity

After an extensive review of the scientific literature, researchers found that following the Mediterranean diet yields many benefits for obese people and those at risk of obesity.

Oct. 24, 2022

Following MedDiet Fortified With Polyphenols Reduces Visceral Adiposity

An 18-month trial showed a polyphenol-rich Med Diet might exceed the benefits of a traditional MedDiet against visceral adipose tissue accumulation.

Oct. 12, 2022

Study: Med Diet Adherence Linked with Lower Intestinal Inflammation

Researchers theorized that fiber-rich foods associated with the MedDiet created an ecological advantage for certain microbes to flourish and contributed to lower levels of inflammation.

Oct. 6, 2022

Biden Administration Plans Overhaul of Nutrition Labeling

New guidelines from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will focus on overall dietary patterns instead of specific macro and micronutrients.

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Feb. 10, 2022

Mediterranean Diet Might Mitigate ADHD in Children, Study Suggests

Researchers believe the combination of healthy fats characteristic of the Mediterranean diet improves brain health and lowers the risk of developing ADHD.

Jan. 20, 2022

The Essential Guide to Extra Virgin Olive Oil

What makes an olive oil ‘extra virgin?’ How is EVOO made, and why is it the healthiest cooking oil? We have answers.

Jan. 17, 2022

Study: Green MedDiet Can Slow Brain Atrophy Among Over-50s

New research finds that following a high-polyphenol, low meat intake variation of the MedDiet can protect the brain from inflammation and slow down age-related brain atrophy.

Jan. 17, 2022

Replacing Saturated Fats With Olive Oil Saves Lives, Harvard Research Suggests

Common causes of illness and death may be lowered significantly by swapping butter, margarine and mayonnaise for olive oil.

Jan. 11, 2022

Dementia Rates Set to Triple by 2050, Latest Research Indicates

Improving education on the role of healthy diets in preventing the diseases that cause dementia may be one of the best mitigation factors.

Jan. 7, 2022

Mediterranean Diet Again Named Best Overall

The MedDiet has been declared the best diet for the fifth year in a row by the U.S. News & World Report.

Jan. 7, 2022

The Facts About Olive Oil and Skin Care

People have been using olive oil for face and skin care for thousands of years. Find out how olive oil heals damaged skin and moisturizes.

Dec. 30, 2021

What Are Polyphenols and Why Should You Care?

The plant compounds in high-quality extra virgin olive oils provide important health benefits.

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