Olive Oil Health Benefits
Extra Virgin Olive Oil has been found to reduce inflammation and decrease risk of cancer, lower cholesterol, decrease blood pressure, and improves calcium absorption thereby helping to prevent osteoporosis.*
*Excerpts from OliveOilTimes.com
Balsamic Health Benefits
Balsamic vinegar retains the nutrients and vitamins found in the parent grapes. Antioxidants, bioflavonoids, vitamin C, iron, calcium, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium are all nutrients found in balsamic vinegar and are known to strengthen the immune system, fight cancer, reduce the risk of heart disease, and help control diabetes.*
*Excerpts from VersatileVinegar.com
Your Olive Oil Isn’t Virgin
This is a great article on how to know if you are buying authentic extra virgin olive oil and what separates it from impostors. It also gives great information about the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil.
by Amanda Ruggeri
What’s in your olive oil?
Watch this video of Tom Mueller as he explains the background of the olive oil industry and fraud!
Fresh Olive Oil is Best
As with almost everything, Fresh is Best even with Olive Oil. NPR posted the following article last September.
by Allison Aubrey
Polyphenols and Olive Oil
Do you know what is in your bottle of EVOO? Do you know when it was harvested? If you buy your EVOO in the grocery store, then I doubt you can answer those questions. We provide the chemical analysis, harvest dates, and any other information that you would like to ask. This article from the Washington Post explains why this is important.
By Katherine Tallmadge September 11, 2012
Olive Oil and Heart Disease
A mediterranean diet high in EVOO may lower the risk of heart disease and stroke.
By Alice Park
Olive Oil found to play a role in Interventional Cardiology
By Dr. Antonis Pothoulakis on December 7, 2010
Cooking with Extra Virgin Olive Oil
This article is written by Dr. Mary Flynn, PhD,RD. She gives great advice about cooking with EVOO.
By Dr. Mary Flynn, PhD, RD
This article from the Huffington Post is great! It gives some wonderful uses for olive oil and its health benefits. It breaks down these benefits into 2 categories: on the body and in the body!
By: Barbara Hanna Grufferman
Cardiovascular Disease and a Mediterranean Diet
This is an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine. It is referenced in several of the articles we have listed on the news site. The results of this study support the benefits of a Mediterranean diet with lowering the risk of stroke and heart disease.
N Engl J Med 2013; 368:1279-1290April 4, 2013