Olive Oil vs Coconut Oil… who wins out for heart health?

Fads, the latest is Coconut oil.  Seems that you walk into any health food shop and it is available.  The shop assistant will tell you a plethora of information.  However, lots of times I’ve discussed the topic there are many points brought up about Coconut oil which I feel are incorrect.  When you search for…

Mediterranean-style diet linked to lower risk of chronic kidney disease

A new study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology finds that following a Mediterranean-style diet could significantly lower the risk of chronic kidney disease. The Mediterranean diet mainly consists of plant-based foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts. It also includes consumption of fish and poultry at least twice a week,…

Why Extra Virgin Olive Oil is fundamental to maintaining good health?

Dr Mary Flynn who is a nutritionist who works for the Miriam Hospital in USA. She starting teaching at Brown in 1998.  Her main research interest is how food is related to the development and treatment of chronic diseases.  The findings are compelling.. this video is of a presentation made in conjunction with Nutrition Australia…

How Extra Virgin Olive Oil may preserve your Brain Power

The study involved nearly 450 older adults divided into three groups. One group ate a Mediterranean diet plus a liter of extra virgin olive oil per week. A second supplemented the Mediterranean diet with 30 grams of nuts per day, including walnuts, hazelnuts and almonds. The remaining participants followed a low-fat diet.

Olive Oil benefits in keeping you healthy

Olive oil is known to be rich in antioxidants, especially vitamin E. It also helps to bolster the immune system and help protect you against viruses. It has also been documented to be effective in  fighting against a list of diseases and health hazards such as: High Blood Pressure:  Regular consumption of olive oil can…