Archive for the 'Health' Category

30 Mar

The new way to enjoy ancient olive

By Caroline Bellamy, Olives lower blood cholesterol and are also full of antioxidants which protect the heart, the therapeutic benefits of olives and olive oil have been known for centuries, Mediterraneans have long prized the small fruit of the Olea Europaea for its health-boosting properties. Now, those properties are being harnessed for use in supplements, […]

18 Mar

Olive extract could soothe skin after UV damage

By Katie Bird, An extract from olive leaves and oil could be useful as a soothing ingredient after UV exposure say scientists. Oleuropein exhibits antioxidant and free radical scavenging activities which may go some way to explain the soothing qualities of the compound say scientists led by P. Perugini from the University of Pavia, Italy. […]

10 Mar

Top 10 eco-friendly uses for olive oil

We’re all converts to olive oil and the health-giving properties it brings to our diets. But there are many more uses for the Mediterranean staple than you might think, and it can be used as a greener alternative to all kinds of everyday household products. Follow the jump for the full list. Shave. Olive oil […]

05 Mar

Italian police crack down on olive oil fraud

By Malcolm Moore, Police in Italy have arrested 23 people and confiscated 85 farms in an operation that has exposed the scale of the country’s fraudulent olive oil trade. More than 400 officers took part in Operation Golden Oil after an investigation discovered as many as 91 people may have been involved in passing off […]

04 Mar

Liquid Olive leaf extract makes European debut in UK

By Shane Starling, Australian olive leaf extract pioneer, Olive Products Australia (OPA), has gained a European-first distribution deal in the UK for its high-antioxidant liquid supplement. While olive leaf extracts already exist on the European market – predominantly in cosmeceutical formulations as well as teas and pill-form food supplements – OPA’s offering is one of […]