Olive oil can be great for health, as long as you are choosing quality olive oil to begin with. In this list, I show you which brands are worth seriously considering. We also cover two brands high in oleic acid which the FDA recently stated may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease when substituted for saturated fats in your diet.
The Mediterranean diet has a long history and there is considerable research into the health benefits that it offers. There are many different variations but the basic principle involves a strong reliance on healthy fats (particularly olive oil) and on vegetables, along with moderate protein intake.
Unlike modern western diets, this approach also focuses on whole foods and on whole grains, using few to no processed options. It also differs from some of the other lifestyle changes in that you're not specifically avoiding carbs. Indeed, pasta and bread are still regularly consumed.
The health benefits of olive oil cannot be overlooked – and recent research shows that these may extend to diabetes as well. So, how can olive oil help reduce your diabetes risk or help you manage the condition?
The Mediterranean diet has a long history of being good for health but recent research suggests that these benefits may extend to cognition too. This post takes a look at that research and its implications.
We’ve all heard about the health benefits that olive oil is supposed to offer. But, are those benefits just speculation or is there science to back them up?
Olive oil has quite a reputation as being a good option for health, especially as part of a Mediterranean diet. But, what research is actually behind olive oil and is it really as good as people claim?