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Where does olive oil come from

Growing an olive is not as easy as it sounds. Oliva does not grow and does not bear fruit itself, unless a person makes maximum efforts. Young trees begin to bear fruit for 3-4 years; adult olives can produce from 50 to 100, sometimes up to 150 kg of olives. Olives are harvested from late October and all of November. Harvesting...

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Jaen’s olive groves

The Spanish province of Jaen and its eponymous capital is the world leader in the production of olive oil. It is located in the south of the country at the foot of the mountain of Santa Catalina. Olives ripen under the hot Andalusian sun. The Romans, Arabs and Christians fought for the right to own this ancient city. It seems...

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Olive oil prolongs life

New evidence suggests that a nutritional scheme, consisting mainly of plant foods with low and moderate amounts of fish and poultry, makes it more likely to be independent and healthy in old age. A British study found that people who conscientiously followed the Mediterranean diet were generally 50% less likely to become brittle in old age than those who neglect...

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Mediterranean diet regulates appetite

Have you ever noticed that sometimes the appetite is out of control and we can not get enough? This is a signal that you eat wrong. American scientists say: Mediterranean-style diet, that includes olive oil, nuts, avocados, salmon, tuna, quinoa, regulates your appetite. The fact is that these foods have a positive effect on the hormones that our appetite depends on....

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Olive oil is cancer prevention

Daily consumption of extra virgin olive oil can increase the absorption of compounds with anti-cancer properties. There is a nuance: with olive oil you should cook your vegetables. Why? There are such substances as carotenoids. Plants need carotenoids to absorb solar energy. They make tomatoes red, oranges orange, etc. Among them, the well-known beta-carotene, is the main defender of human immune...

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Mediterranean diet against adolescent obesity

Studies in thousands of adults have emphasized the protective role of the Mediterranean diet from obesity of the abdominal cavity and other metabolic disorders. But the number of studies on adolescents has always been disappointingly low. This took care in Greece. The study, which was published in the European Journal of Clinical Investigations, showed that adherence to the Mediterranean diet...

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Mediterranean diet for ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a real scourge of modern society where parents do not have time to develop their children, and at school they are unable to learn. Many believe that this is not a disease, but the vagaries of neglected and neglected children, but many also consider ADHD a genetic disease incurable at all, and that with age...

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Late is better than never

It's never too late to start eating correctly, because even in adulthood the Mediterranean diet will save you from obesity, purify blood vessels and prevent inflammation and heart disease. And now this is a scientific fact. Several cancer centers in different parts of the United States conducted a joint study on a multi-ethnic group of patients from 2,000 people aged 45...