HEALTH BENEFITS

WHY IT'S GOOD FOR YOU


Below we have put together some interesting articles and facts about the ever increasing health benefits of using Olive Oil. Some of them you may know of already, and some may just surprise you. If you have an article that you feel should be on this page, please email us a link to it.

 

A natural health products group is seeking an international patent for an olive leaf extract it says can help prevent or manage insulin sensitivity, including type 2 diabetes. It claims clinical trials show oral administration of an olive leaf extract containing the olive polyphenols and antioxidants oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol “may have significant benefits in treating, reducing the symptoms of and/or preventing type 2 diabetes, in both at risk subjects and those already with the disease.”

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Olive oil is a supremely healthy food. Olive oil is 98% fat. Many people find these two statements mutually exclusive. Still under the spell of the anti-fat propaganda that filled our food airwaves and dominated the nutritional discussion in the 1980s and 90s, they wonder, “If olive oil is mostly fat, how can it be healthy?” I’ve considered this problem briefly – the fact is, not all fats are created equal, and extra virgin olive oil is much more than fat alone – but it’s time to debunk this widely popular fat fetish in detail.

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