Is your olive oil fake?

Fake Olive Oil? 4 Ways to Tell If Your Olive Oil is Legit

Olive oil has long been prized for the rich flavor it provides to a wide variety of foods - from meats and fish to vegetables and even baked goods. And in recent years, scientists have discovered that the benefits of olive oil go far beyond culinary. Rich in monounsaturated fats and antioxidant nutrients called polyphenols, olive oil has been found to: Increase levels of beneficial HDL … [Read more...]

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A Drizzle of Olive Oil Reduces Blood Pressure

You’ve likely heard that the Mediterranean diet is good for your heart and your brain. Now new research indicates that the olive oil in the diet should get part of the credit. The reason? Olive oil helps to lower blood pressure - a key factor for heart disease! Golden Olive Oil Reduces Blood Pressure A study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that 25 ml (4 teaspoons) of olive oil … [Read more...]

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Olive Oil: Just a Drizzle to Fight Diabetes

Do you savor golden-green olive oil, drizzled over vine-ripe tomatoes, roasted veggies and colorful salads? If so, you may be helping to guard against one of the most prevalent degenerative diseases - diabetes. A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examined the relationship between specific fatty acids in the blood and how the body metabolizes glucose. After … [Read more...]

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