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Food safety

The polyphenols found in olive oil can be a key ingredient for improving food safety. Consuming lignan-rich olive oil can reverse the effects of certain food-borne fungal toxins, according to a recently published study in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Lignans are special compounds, polyphenols, which are found in some plants and have a pronounced antitumor effect. The study aimed...

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What is a healthy diet?

Information for those who can not decide on their diet, in particular, to give up meat or not. It has now been proven that the consumption of certain animal products does not undermine the benefits of plant-based diets. Recently published research from the University of Warwick shows that plant-based diets, such as the Mediterranean diet, can still reduce cardiovascular risks, even...

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Consumption of high-polyphenol EVOO reduces blood pressure in healthy adults

Researchers in Australia have shown that consuming Extra Virgin olive oil with a high content of polyphenols leads to a significant reduction in two different types of blood pressure. Peripheral and Central systolic blood pressure decreased in the study participants by 2.5 and 2.7 mmHg, respectively. However, there were no significant differences in diastolic blood pressure. And the study was very...

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Olive oil reduces oxidative stress

Extra virgin olive oil is the most readily available source of antioxidants that help reduce the effects of oxidative stress and therefore reduce the risk and progression of many diseases. Oxidative or oxidative stress is the cause of all diseases, including cancer, because it is the process of damage to the body's cells themselves as a result of oxidation. Environmental, physical,...

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Link between nutrition, obesity and senile dementia

Following a Mediterranean diet and other healthy lifestyle habits helps people maintain a normal body mass index and, in turn, reduces the risk of developing dementia later in life, researchers found. The fact that lifestyles are modifiable implies that promoting a healthy lifestyle can prevent or improve major cerebrovascular and cardiovascular risk factors that may also pose a risk of developing...

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Olive oil and ulcerative colitis

The results of a new study published in the Oxford Academic showed that patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who ate extra virgin olive oil for six months daily saw a significant improvement in their condition. Their body mass index has decreased, and the volume of their figure has visually decreased. There were also lower markers of inflammation and...

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Obesity is a looming epidemic in developing countries

A new report published by the world Bank shows that high rates of obesity are observed among the population of developing countries, which refutes the popular belief that obesity is a problem only among the developed and rich countries of the world. More than 70% of the world's 2 billion overweight people live in low-or middle-income countries, the report says, making...

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Mediterranean diet for pregnant women

Now is a rather nervous time for all of us, but it is most difficult for those who are forced to visit hospitals and put at risk not only themselves… It is proven that pregnant women who follow the Mediterranean diet gain less weight, get into shape more easily, and most importantly, reduce the risk of developing gestational diabetes. This is...