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Monday, May 26, 2008

The Oils of Life

Monday, May 26, 2008

  1. Virgin Olive Oil Better for Heart

An ingredient found in olive oil may be largely responsible for the heart-healthy benefits attributed to the Mediterranean diet, according to a new study.

Researchers tested the effects of eating a meal of olive oil and bread and found people's blood vessels appeared healthier after eating olive oil rich in phenolic compounds.

  1. Olive Oil May Have Pain-Relieving Properties

A daily dose of olive oil may act as a natural pain reliever, according to a new study that shows the Mediterranean staple contains an anti-inflammatory ingredient.

Researchers say they've discovered a previously unknown ingredient in freshly pressed, extra virgin olive oils that acts as a natural anti-inflammatory, much like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin or ibuprofen.


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