26 Oct

Olive Oil Could Eventually Prevent a Variety of Heath Concerns Including Colon Cancer

By Rocco Loosbrock, Most gourmets and nutritional health aficionados already know that olive oil is the natural juice produced by the olive tree to naturally and effectively preserve the taste, aroma, vitamins and properties of the olive fruit. Some culinary connoisseurs know that olive oil is the only vegetable oil that can be consumed as […]

08 Oct

Olive oil ‘helps prevent hunger’

By Richard Alleyne, A “good” fat found in abundance in olive oil helps prevent snacking between meals, researchers have found. The fatty acid, which is also found in nuts and avocados, triggers a reaction in the body that staves off hunger pangs and tells the brain: “I feel full.” Scientists believe the same signalling pathway […]

02 Oct

Olive oil the elixir of anti-aging?

By Liz Campbell & Sue Wakefield, Jeanne Calment, a French woman, holds the record for the longest confirmed lifespan. She reportedly attributed her over 122 years and remarkably youthful appearance to olive oil, which she poured on her food and rubbed into her skin. This could turn the anti-aging cosmetic industry upside down. In fact, […]

30 Sep

Olive Oil: A Weight-Loss Blessing

By Dr. Connie Peraglie Guttersen, R.D., Ph.D. In Sonoma County each year, there’s a special festival called the Blessing of the Olives. That’s how central olive trees and the foods they yield are to the economy and the eating habits of the region. And olive oil is the most treasured gift of these blessed trees. […]

10 Jun

Fighting cancer with olive oil

By Kim Pierce, Researchers with Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas recently partnered with their Italian counterparts in Naples to determine whether extra-virgin olive oil has anti-cancer properties. Why did they suspect EVOO, cooking celebrity Rachael Ray’s shorthand for extra-virgin olive oil? The researchers noticed that populations that follow a Mediterranean diet have a lower […]