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Mediterranean diet enriched with olive oil boosts bone health, study

By Sofiya: (NaturalNews) Bone health is not something that most people think about until it becomes an issue, which usually happens later in life. While men and women can both suffer from weakening of the bones, it is a particular issue for women, especially after they hit menopause. This is because of the drop in estrogen levels that menopause brings with it - a drop which can lead to loss of calcium from the bones. It is this loss which, in turn, leads to brittle bones.

What are the healthiest cooking oils?

By Ravensthrope: (NaturalNews) The average consumer today is spoiled for choice when it comes to cooking oils. Most stores (including health food stores) in the West tend to be packed with oils of various colors, tastes and origins, and it can be difficult to distinguish the healthy ones from the unhealthy ones.

Mediterranean diet, olive oil, and nuts improve brain health, memory, and thinking ability

By Goodrich: (NaturalNews) The Mediterranean diet has long been researched and touted for its many benefits. High in nutrients and antioxidants, several studies have linked this type of diet to a lower risk of obesity, heart disease, stroke and dementia.

According to a new clinical study, a Mediterranean diet rich in nuts and olive oil could be the key to delaying cognitive decline and improving brain health, memory and thinking ability in older people. The study was published online in .

Italy plans to cut down thousands of olive trees to fight infections; counterfeit oil surge expected to hit market

By Benson: (NaturalNews) Olive tree growers in Italy, where a bulk of the world's olive oil is produced, are protesting a government plan to chop down thousands of olive trees in an attempt to stop the spread of xylella fastidiosa. The bacterium, which causes olive trees to shrivel and stop bearing fruit, threatens to substantially reduce olive oil production in the Puglia region, which currently generates some 11 million tons of olives per year.

Popular olive oil brand sued for selling fake product cut with cheap fillers

By Benson: (NaturalNews) You've probably seen them at the grocery store: those ubiquitous, clear bottles of so-called olive oil that contain a strange, yellowish substance branded as "extra virgin." One of the largest purveyors of this anomalous oil is the subject of a new lawsuit alleging that its products are not, in fact, real extra-virgin olive oil, but rather a cheap imitation cut with refined vegetables oils and other cheap fillers.

Studies show that olive oil benefits our heart and mind

By Ravensthorpe: (NaturalNews) Olive oil, which is obtained by pressing the fruits of the olive tree, is considered to be one of the most nutritious oils in the world. According to Hippocrates, it could heal a large number of serious ailments, including mental illness. The ancient Greeks and Romans generously poured olive oil over their food, cherishing it for its pleasant taste and medicinal qualities.(1)

The Mediterranean's best kept secret: The benefits of olive oil


Olive oil is a light, greenish-yellow oil that has been used in the Mediterranean for centuries. It is extracted from olives using a variety of processes, the most common being the cold-pressed process. Other extraction methods include using chemicals and solvents that remove the majority of oil but leave the olive itself intact.

Man, 98, free from lung cancer for over 30 years: eats foods from his own garden, never had chemotherapy


When Greek native Stamatis Moraitis was living in the United States, he was diagnosed with lung cancer and told he had just nine months to live. At the time, he was in his mid-sixties.

Understanding the benefits of natural olive oil


Everyone knows that natural and organic foods are far more healthier than their processed counterparts. Unfortunately, many people don't take to heart this valuable piece of information, and they continue to consume food products that are completely unhealthy for them. In doing this, they often develop a wide array of preventable health conditions. The road to getting healthier can begin today, and it can start by incorporating natural olive oil into one's diet. In fact, let's go ahead and take a quick look at five healthy benefits of natural and organic olive oil.