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.*

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*Excerpts from OliveOilTimes.com

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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.*

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*Excerpts from VersatileVinegar.com

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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.

How to tell the impostors from the real, health-boosting, extra virgin variety.  

by Amanda Ruggeri

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What’s in your olive oil?

Watch this video of Tom Mueller as he explains the background of the olive oil industry and fraud!

Video of Tom Mueller – Author of Extra Virginity

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Fresh Olive Oil is Best

As with almost everything, Fresh is Best even with Olive Oil.  NPR posted the following article last September.

To Get The Benefits Of Olive Oil, Fresh May Be Best

by Allison Aubrey

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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.

Olive oil’s health benefits? It’s a slippery question

By Katherine Tallmadge September 11, 2012

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Olive Oil and Heart Disease

A mediterranean diet high in EVOO may lower the risk of heart disease and stroke.

It’s the Olive Oil: Mediterranean Diet Lowers Risk of

Heart Attack and Stroke

By Alice Park

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Olive Oil found to play a role in Interventional Cardiology

The health benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil are starting to become more well known, internationally.  The following article describes some of the benefits that it can have for your heart.

Olive Oil and Interventional Cardiology

By Dr. Antonis Pothoulakis on December 7, 2010

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Cooking with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

This article is written by Dr. Mary Flynn, PhD,RD.  She gives great advice about cooking with EVOO.

The science of cooking with olive oil

By Dr. Mary Flynn, PhD, RD

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Liquid Gold!

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!

The Healing Power of Olive Oil

By: Barbara Hanna Grufferman

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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.

Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet

N Engl J Med 2013; 368:1279-1290April 4, 2013

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