The nutrient demands an athlete places on his or her body can be intense. Increased nourishment in order for any serious athlete to achieve their goal(s) is of vital importance. Olive oil as a source of energy, anti-oxidants, and recovery properties may just be the best thing a true athlete should consider in helping them […]
Dark chocolate enriched with extra virgin olive oil is associated with an improved cardiovascular risk profile, according to research presented at the Congress of the European Society of Cardiology. “A healthy diet is known to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease,” said study author Dr. Rossella Di Stefano, a cardiologist at the University of Pisa […]
WHAT IS DIABETES? Diabetes mellitus is one of the leading health problems in the developed countries, and the sixth cause of death. It is one of the major metabolic diseases and it is potentially very serious because it can cause many complications that seriously damage health, such as cardiovascular diseases, kidney failure, blindness, peripheral circulation […]
OLIVE OIL AND BLOOD PRESSURE Various research studies have reported a close relationship between diet and blood pressure. Certain foods can raise blood pressure besides having an effect on body weight. WHAT IS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE? High blood pressure is known as arterial hypertension and is considered to occur when blood pressure readings are constantly […]
OLIVE OIL AND DIGESTIVE SYSTEM As soon as we consume olive oil we see it has a number of effects along the digestive system. As far back as in ancient times it was recommended for assorted digestive disorders, and its beneficial properties are now being corroborated by epidemiological studies and a wealth of scientific data. […]
OLIVE OIL AND AGEING Olive oil is rich in various antioxidants (vitamin E, polyphenols, …) which play a positive, biological role in eliminating free radicals, the molecules involved in some chronic diseases and ageing, and in extending life expectancy, which has been demonstrated in several epidemiological studies. Many ageing-related diseases are influenced by diet, in […]
OLIVE OIL AND SKIN In human beings ageing leads to gradual structural and functional skin damage. Skin tissue goes through a number of changes. Some of the chief ones are that the inner and outer layers of the skin (dermis and epidermis) grow thinner, elasticity is lost, the area joining the dermis to the epidermis […]
WHAT ARE ANTIOXIDANTS AND OXIDATIVE STRESS ? Oxidation is a process that occurs not only when oil is being produced, but also inside our own bodies. Reactions occur continually inside the body, giving rise to the formation of free radicals (peroxidants). As a rule, free radicals do not cause severe damage thanks to the protection […]
OLIVE OIL AND OBESITY It has been demonstrated that an olive-oil-rich diet leads to greater and longer-lasting weight loss than a low-fat diet. Obesity is a major health issue in the West because people eat large amounts and get little physical exercise. Nowadays, in cities especially, people are adopting a sedentary, stressful life. Over half […]
PROPERTIES OF OLIVE OIL AND HEALTH BENEFITS Olive oil is venerated and is within the Mediterranean Diet for offering a diversity of health benefits. In fact it is recommended to cook with this type of oil and be able to be the substitute of butters and others at mealtime. Prevents diseases related to the heart […]
The olive oil benefits for health, are undeniable! The consu...
Epidemiological studies suggest that Extra virgin olive oil...