olive oil health

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

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. 10, 2022

Olive Oil Health Benefits

The health benefits of olive oil are mostly derived from its monounsaturated fats and polyphenols. Extra virgin olive oil is the healthiest grade of olive oil.

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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 naturally occurring plant compounds that are abundant in high-quality extra virgin olive oils provide a range of health benefits.

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Nov. 16, 2021

Study: Virgin Olive Oils Protect Ready-To-Eat Salads from Some Bacteria

Researchers found virgin olive oils high in polyphenols lowered the risk of contamination from common food-borne pathogens by up to 90 percent.

Nov. 15, 2021

Heart Association Declines to Endorse EVOO Consumption in Latest Guidance

The AHA recommended that Americans eat liquid plant oils instead of tropical oils, animal fats and partially hydrogenated fats, but stopped short of singling out extra virgin olive oil.

Oct. 4, 2021

Following a Mediterranean Diet May Reverse Cognitive Decline in Elderly

New research shows that adhering to a Mediterranean diet can help restore memory functions and reverse cognitive impairment due to aging.

Sep. 29, 2021

Mediterranean Diet Linked With Long-Term Health Benefits for Teenagers

Adolescents who consumed food items of the Mediterranean diet had higher levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties in their blood serum.

Sep. 27, 2021

Newly-Proposed Med Index Rating Seeks to Surpass Nutri-Score and Nutrinform

A front-of-pack labeling system takes into account a food item’s macro and micro-nutrients and its social and environmental sustainability.

Sep. 15, 2021

EVOO for Use in Cosmetics Gets a Tax Break in Italy

The Italian Revenue Agency clarified that extra virgin olive oil is subjected to a reduced value-added tax even if it is not destined for consumption.

Sep. 15, 2021

Study: Oleocanthal Regulates Abnormalities in Receptor Responsible for Alzheimer’s

Researchers from the University of Louisiana-Monroe are working to create an oral oleocanthal-based supplement for Alzheimer’s patients.

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Apr. 23, 2021

Olive Oil Consumption Increases Testosterone in Men With Insufficient Levels

A new study shows that men following low-fat diets are more likely to have inadequately low levels of testosterone. Adding EVOO to their diets may be a solution.

Apr. 5, 2021

Mediterranean Diet Can Delay Parkinson's Disease, Study Shows

Nutrition could become a useful tool for physicians trying to mitigate the impacts of neurodegenerative diseases, according to researchers.

Mar. 29, 2021

Healthy Compounds in Pomace Oil Absorbed by Fried Foods, Study Finds

Frying with olive pomace oil may be healthier than other cooking oils.

Mar. 25, 2021

Consuming EVOO on an Empty Stomach May Provide Unique Health Benefits

New evidence suggests that taking olive oil on an empty stomach has certain health benefits, including lowering gastric acidity and helping nutrient absorption.

Mar. 15, 2021

Studies Suggest EVOO Helps Reduce Covid Symptoms

Extra virgin olive oil and other key foods in the Mediterranean diet lower the risk of a cytokine storm, boost the immune system and have antiviral properties.

Mar. 12, 2021

Studies Find Olive Oil Improves Oral Health and Prevents Periodontitis

Along with all its other health benefits, consuming olive oil regularly can help protect teeth and gums and protect against periodontitis and dental caries.

Mar. 11, 2021

High-Polyphenol EVOO May Lower Risk of Vascular Diseases Associated with Diabetes

While the results of the study confirm previous findings, the message from researchers is new: The type of olive oil used in cardiovascular health studies is an important variable.

Feb. 8, 2021

Nutri-Score Label Not Required for Spanish Olive Oil, Minister Says

The minister added that he wants to revise olive oil’s current score upward. Meanwhile, opposition grows among Italian politicians and the European food authority is getting involved.

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