Category Archives: Olive Oil

More on Olive Oil Polyphenols

A reasonably large body of research has been published on the effects of olive oil. Olive oil research has shown that certain cardioprotective effects are conferred to those who regularly consume olive oil. It was originally hypothesised that this was … Continue reading

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More Shotgun Science: The Cholesterol Bandwagon (Gravy Train) Rolls on

If there was one area of nutritional science that should hang its head in shame it is the area of cholesterol research. Despite little evidence that dietary cholesterol or saturated fat have any effect on cardiovascular disease risk, in studies … Continue reading

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Olive Polyphenols Confer Cardioprotection

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Cooking Fats

Of all the topics in nutrition, fats and the nutrition of fats are perhaps the most complex, and as a result the most misunderstood. Fats are chemically complex and this complexity means that the interactions they show with human biochemistry … Continue reading

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Olive Oil For Improved Insulin Sensitivity

Evidence suggests that extra virgin olive oil has beneficial health effects when consumed regularly. Studies have shown beneficial effects for olive oil consumption that include a reduction in triglycerides and increases in high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol when carbohydrates are … Continue reading

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What Is The Mediterranean Diet?

The Mediterranean diet is the dietary pattern of eating associated with Crete, much of Greece, Southern Italy, Southern France and parts of North Africa prior to the early 1960’s. Studies of such populations have shown that they have a longer … Continue reading

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Monounsaturated Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease

Some nutritional researchers appear to be obsessed by fatty acids and their role in cardiovascular disease. They see lipids in the plaques that grow in arteries and they assume that the fat in the diet is the cause of the … Continue reading

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Whole Olives

Olive oil has been researched with regard its beneficial effects on cardiovascular disease. While polyunsaturated fatty acids do appear to show some protective effects against cardiovascular disease, the cardioprotective effects of the monounsaturated fatty acids that predominate in olive oil … Continue reading

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Adopting a Western Style Diet

Traditional diets are those that retain their traditional eating patterns and are therefore devoid of modern processed and low quality foods. Traditional diets are therefore high quality diets which contain low amounts of sugar and other processed and refined carbohydrates, … Continue reading

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Five Easy Health Foods

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