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60 Minutes ‘Overtime’ – How to Buy Olive Oil

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Blog, Learn More, Links, Resources | 0 comments

Over the past few years, we’ve learned that olive oil is a frequent target for adulteration and the increasingly global food supply chain makes it easy for unscrupulous suppliers to sell vast quantities of fake extra virgin olive oil (EVOO).  As reported in the excellent 60 Minutes segment “The Agro-Mafia” the sale of fake EVOO is incredibly profitable and sadly very common. In fact, a significant majority of olive oil sold in North America and labelled as extra virgin, does not meet even the lax international standard for EVOO.  This 60 Minutes “Overtime” segment on How to Buy Olive Oil was aired as an addition to the 60 Minutes “Agro-Mafia” expose in January 2016.  Check out this fascinating report to learn more about how the mafia perpetrates this rampant fraud in Italian olive oil production and supply.  Then visit Olive Us Oil & Vinegar Tasting Room to learn more.  See and taste our selection of certified Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils, check out their chemistry, crush date and origin. Or order online anytime!  We’re passionate and proud to bring you fresh, exceptional extra virgin olive oils!...

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“Long-Term Olive Oil Consumption Lowers Risk of Diabetes”

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Health Info & Benefits, Learn More, Links, Resources | 0 comments

Results of a recently published study provide scientific evidence suggesting “…diets high in saturated fats increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, while replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats is associated with a lower risk.” The positive results of consuming extra virgin olive oil are summarized in an outline of the study conducted by researchers from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the US as well as two Spanish universities. Click below for a summary:...

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New study shows saturated high-fat feeding can cause impairments in critical motivation brain pathway

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Blog, Health Info & Benefits, Learn More, Resources | 0 comments

University of Montreal researcher links brain impairments to consumption of saturated fats (like coconut oil). Published today in Neuropsychopharmacology, read how a critical brain pathway controlling motivation may be adversely affected by a diet high in saturated fats: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-07-saturated-high-fat-impairments-critical-brain.html  

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7 Reasons To Add Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) To Your Dog’s Diet

7 Reasons To Add Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) To Your Dog’s Diet

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in Blog, Health Info & Benefits, Learn More, Resources | 0 comments

Those of you who have ever had a pet will understand the incredible impact they can have on our lives, forever!   This is a photo of Jan’s childhood pal, Brandy.  She was a cross between a Springer Spaniel and Pekingese, hence the stylish under-bite!  Brandy was part of our family for an incredible 19 years!!  Those who met her, always remembered her for her energy and attitude!!  Just as EVOO is good for us humans, it’s also good for our best friends!  Here are some ways that EVOO can benefit our family members who happen to be canine! Thanks to Rachel Bradley-Gomez for providing the following 7 reasons to add EVOO to your Dog’s diet: EVOO helps the eater lose weight Whether canine or human, if there are some unwanted pounds that need shedding, olive oil will help grease the weight-loss engine. The monounsaturated fats in olive oil actually encourage pound-melting by breaking down the fat inside fat cells, to get rid of belly fat and reduce insulin sensitivity.  EVOO promotes optimal health Rich in monounsaturated fats, olive oil prevents and lessens the effects of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It contains oleic acid, in addition to some compounds (squalene and terpenoids) that are believed to be effective in preventing cancer, which kills a staggering 50 percent of dogs over age 10. EVOO defends the immune system which may extend canine longevity With high levels of antioxidants including polyphenols, vitamin E, and carotenoids, olive oil is very effective at arming the body’s immune system so it can efficiently fight off disease. Olive oil prevents free radical cell oxidation which can lead to premature aging, this is especially important as canines’ transition from one season to another. EVOO’S a brain food Olive oil helps prevent the cognitive decline associated with aging in all species, so be sure to serve it to senior dogs at least once daily, to keep their minds sharp and cloud-free. EVOO provides an energy boost Olive oil can help improve canine circulation as well! Circulation improves, and breathing comes more easily with a daily dose of olive oil — it helps increase blood flow and in humans, lessens the effects of asthma. It can be of particular benefit to breeds such as the Bulldog who sometimes struggle to breathe. EVOO’S a beauty treatment Long used to beautify human hair and skin, olive oil can do the same for canines. Condition your dog’s coat from the inside out with a daily serving, which helps to impart moisture and gleam to even the driest, dullest fur. EVOO’S good for maintaining joint and bone health Many dogs develop arthritis as they age. As an anti-inflammatory, regular doses of olive oil in a dog’s diet can help reduce the amount of pain and stiffness that an aging dog feels. The omega-3 fatty acids in olive oil can aid in joint lubrication as well. Additionally, it’s a safe and economical alternative to many...

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