Category Archives: Olives

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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Olive Polyphenols Confer Cardioprotection

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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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Mackerel in Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Mediterranean Diet and Mortality

ertain populations around the World are known for their longevity and lack of physical and mental illness. The common theme between these populations is the fact that they eat their traditional diets. These diets vary from place to place, but … Continue reading

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Another Pizza the Puzzle

any individuals consume pasta under the erroneously assumption that it is healthy food. This is based largely on the misconception surrounding the benefit of low fat foods as well as a misunderstanding regarding the traditional diet of Italy. The Mediterranean … Continue reading

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Lipoprotein Fatty Acid Composition

Very low density lipoproteins (VLDL) represent the lipoprotein fraction measured as plasma triglycerides. Following absorption to the plasma within chylomicrons, triglycerides are passed to the liver where they are arranged into VLDL particles. The composition of the VLDL particles therefore … Continue reading

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