We’re all familiar with the concept of laying down reserves of money to live off later in life, when we’ve had enough of the office and want to sail the world or retire to grow vegetables. The same idea can be applied to our health – especially when it comes to building up our bones.Continue reading “Build up your ‘bone bank’ with olives and their oil”
It’s beginning to feel a lot like olives and their oil are perfect for the festive season. Now that some of us are eyeing that outer notch on our belts, it’s time – as it is all year round, of course – to turn to olives. Because the news is in that olives and their oil can actually reverse some of the damage done by high-fat diets, and may even help to combat fatty liver disease.Continue reading “Undo the damage with olive oil”
Here’s some good news for those who think they should be eating plain, undressed salads: using an olive oil-based dressing is better both for health and for staying a healthy weight.Continue reading “Soak up your nutrients with olive oil “
When it comes to avoiding the chronic diseases associated with growing older, preventing inflammation is key, since inflammation underlies heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s, and is also linked with other health conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Lyme’s, IBD and psoriasis.
Continue reading “Olive oil: nature’s anti-inflammatory”
Eating plenty of anti-inflammatory foods not only helps to ward off illness but effectively slows the rate of ageing. Adding olive oil to dishes is an easy way to do it, with many studies showing that olive oil is a valuable anti-inflammatory functional food. 1-4
You can’t have good health without having a healthy gut, and one way to keep your gut in great shape is by consuming good-quality olive oil regularly.Continue reading “Olive oil – your gut’s friend”
Don’t heat your olive oil! Keeping it cool can make all the difference when it comes to your health.Continue reading “Extra-virgin olive oil: keep it cool”