Add Some Life

Olive Nutrition News

Olives: A Savory, Healthy and Versatile Fruit

By admin Posted in: News on October 3rd, 2013 Olive

International Olive Council report illustrates the savory, healthy and versatile side of olives The latest report from the International Olive Council, “Olives: A Savory, Healthy and Versatile Fruit ,” reviews the health benefits of olives and olive oil as part of a balanced dietary pattern. Olives are an excellent source of oleic acid, also known as omega 9 or monounsaturated …

Read more »

The International Olive Council’s latest report

By admin Posted in: News on October 2nd, 2012 10_Low_res

The International Olive Council’s latest report highlights the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet and Olive Oil                   Scientific research continues to uncover more evidence that supports the benefits of dietary and lifestyle choices on health, including the Mediterranean diet (MD)1 and olive oil. The International Olive Council’s most recent white paper, “The …

Read more »

New International Olive Council Report Underscores Health Benefits of Table Olives, Olive Oil

By admin Posted in: News on March 22nd, 2012 Balanced Diet

The first in a series of reports scheduled to be published by the International Olive Council (IOC) over the next year, “Health Benefits of Olives and Olive Oil” indicates that consumers are increasingly seeking to incorporate foods into their diets that can help boost or maintain health, as well as prevent some diseases. Olives and Olive oil are the most …

Read more »

Olive Oil Receives FDA Qualified Health Claim

By admin Posted in: News on September 8th, 2011 nutritionnews_image

The FDA has given a qualified health claim to olive oil for its heart-healthy benefits. Discover ways to add this amazing oil to your diet.

Read more »

Compare the Fats: Olive Oil vs. Butter

By admin Posted in: News on September 8th, 2011 Cooking Fats

Olive oil contains much more monounsaturated or “good” fats per tablespoon than butter, margarine, and other popular cooking oils. Research shows that monounsaturated fat, when used to replace saturated fat in the diet, helps to reduce the level of LDL or “bad” cholesterol while maintaining or even increasing the “good” HDL cholesterol. Olive oil can be used more efficiently for …

Read more »

About the Mediterranean Diet

By admin Posted in: News on September 8th, 2011 Med Diet

People living in the region that borders the Mediterranean Sea have shown a much lower incidence of diet-related diseases, such as heart disease and breast cancer, than North American and Northern European populations. What is their secret? The simple answer is “diet”; however, the Mediterranean Diet is much more than just a healthy way of eating. It’s a lifestyle built …

Read more »

Ten Great Health Benefits of Olive Oil

By admin Posted in: News on September 8th, 2011

Olive oils contain monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), considered to be a healthy dietary fat. Research shows that monounsaturated fat, when used to replace saturated fat in the diet, helps to reduce the level of LDL or “bad” cholesterol while maintaining the “good” HDL cholesterol. The consumption of MUFAs, such as those in olive oil, may contribute to lower blood pressure …

Read more »

Ten Great Health Benefits of Table Olives

By admin Posted in: News on September 8th, 2011

Olives contain high levels of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), which are considered a healthy dietary fat. Olives are a good source of vitamin E, the body’s primary fat-soluble antioxidant. By preventing the oxidation of cholesterol, the nutrients in olives may help prevent heart disease. Olives contain a variety of beneficial active phytonutrients, including polyphenols and flavonoids, which have significant anti-inflammatory …

Read more »