01 Aug

Australia: Olive oil, Greek food halve heart deaths

By Tamara McLean, Australians who regularly eat a Mediterranean-style diet rich in olive oil, vegetables and light cheese are halving their risk of dying from heart disease, research shows. The benefits of the diet are well documented in Greece and Italy but a newly released Melbourne study has confirmed the same benefits can be reaped […]

24 Jul

The good, the bad and the ugly fat facts

By Carolyn O’Neil, If you enjoy a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil on a crisp green salad or can’t wait to savor a salmon steak hot off the grill, then you are part of a happy and healthy nationwide nutrition trend. According to results of the 2007 Food & Health Survey recently released by the […]

22 Jul

All you wanted to know about Olives and Olive Oil

Here is a very complete article by Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, on Olives and Olive Oil which includes history, information on olive varieties, and usage tips. Part 1: The only difference between green olives and black olives is ripeness Long a symbol of peace, the olive branch brings us a marvelous, healthy fruit. Get up to […]

03 Jul

Study looks for diet/heart disease link

A study has identified a mechanism by which the Mediterranean diet prevents the development of coronary heart disease (CHD). The latest results of the long-term Predimed study – supported by the Spanish Health Ministry – have found that a diet rich in fruit and vegetables can decrease the oxidative damage to LDL cholesterol, exerting a […]

18 Sep

Palm Olein and Olive Oil — Spoilt For Choice

Is it Palm Olein superior to Olive? Olive oil is touted as the gold standard among all edible oils today; a reputation that has been gained primarily from its association of a lower incidence of heart disease among the Mediterranean populations who have traditionally consumed olive oil as their main dietary fat. The component of […]