30 Dec

Oil of Life

Everybody knows that a Mediterranean diet is good for your health, and many equate this benefit with the heavy use of olive oil. But what hard scientific evidence supports this widespread belief? (Diet books don’t count.) In the current issue of Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, University of Athens professor Antonia Trichopoulou, a medical doctor […]

17 Dec

Psoriasis patients respond to olive oil supplement

By Dr. Patrick Massey, From martinis to salads, the olive has traveled from the Middle East and gradually found its way into the American diet. Incorporating olives and olive oil into the diet can reduce the risk of a number of medical conditions, including heart disease and cancer. Recent medical research suggests that olive oil […]

16 Dec

Forgotten for more than a century, French olive oil back on top

Maussane les Alpilles, France — Thirty-five years ago olive-grower Raymond Gonfond pondered giving up on his olive trees — because olive oil was not selling. Now the whole world is enamoured of this green gold, which underpins the famed ‘Mediterranean diet’ … and olive-growers are prospering. “When I was starting out, olive oil had a […]

11 Dec

Replacing the butter with olive oil when baking

By Julia Cameron, Photo Peter Monsees, This holiday season, your goal to keep a healthful diet and lifestyle might be forgotten easily when the temptation from cookies and cakes wields more power than the call of your treadmill. But you can have your cake and eat it too, said Lisa A. Sheldon, a nutritionist and […]

09 Nov

Some Facts About Olive Oil

What is the difference among “Virgin”, “Extra virgin”, “Fine” and “refined” olive oil? Will olive oil loses its nutritional value when heated ? How to store Olive oil ? You will get your answers after reading this. By Laura Ng, Why do we use olive oil ? Olive oil contains monounsaturated fatty acids, or oleic […]