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Pregnancy: Olive Oil-Enriched Diet Benefits The Unborn

Pregnancy: Olive Oil-Enriched Diet Benefits The Unborn

It’s been demonstrated that mothers who consumed a high level of olive oil during pregnancy had great beneficial results on the development of their babies, in terms of weight, height or even behavior. Gynecologists often advice pregnant women to have a diet rich in olive oil due to the fact that it has high content of omega-3-fatty-acids – they contribute to better function of the brain and improve learning capabilities of a youngster.

It is also noteworthy to mention that one of the fatty acids of olive oil,linoleic acid, is similar to that of breast milk. Furthermore, the beneficial effect of oleic acid lasts much longer than you thought. It can help children to prevent atherosclerosis, as well as have a positive influence on bone mineralization.

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Winning Osteoporosis

Winning Osteoporosis

What exactly is osteoporosis? It is a reduction in bone tissue mass, a disease that weakens the bones to the point that become extremely fragile.

But how it this linked to olive oil? Recently, health care analysts found that olive oil could play a crucial role in our daily diet. Olive oil phenols are a secret-ally that protects our bones. But how that works? They increase alkaline phosphatase activity in order to modulate the proliferative capacity and cell maturation of osteoblasts

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Olive Oil May Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

Olive Oil May Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease defined by painful joints. A recent study suggested us to consume daily olive oil in order to lower the risk of developing the disease. Researchers mentioned that people who had a high intake of olive oil in their diet had 2.5 times more possibility of not developing rheumatoid arthritis.

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Preventing Alzheimer

Preventing Alzheimer

We know that olive oil contains 230 compounds. The most crucial of them, as we already mentioned, are the antioxidants – carotenes & phenolic.

Regarding phenols, the hydroxytyrosol can help us protect ourselves against heart diseases and it can play also a key role in slowing down tumors’ growth. It can also protect cells from oxidative stress and reduce neurotoxicity too.

Dropping Down Alzheimer

Nowadays, 30 million people are suffering from Alzheimer's dementia and this number is estimated to be tripled in the next 20 years. In 2013, an important report was published at the ACS Chemical Neuroscience Journal mentioning how extra-virgin olive oil can help us halt Alzheimer's disease.

It is known that one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases is Alzheimer. Last year, a research in Italy has found that 2 proteins and key enzymes were the critical elements of the amyloid-beta removal from the brain. The aforementioned components are two of the most important antioxidants of olive oil: oleuropein aglycone and oleocanthal – it reduces the accumulation of b- amloyid protein (associated with Alzheimer Disease).

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EVOO Against Obesity

EVOO Against Obesity

We know that the most of the people living in industrialized countries, haven’t escaped from obesity.But the key fact here is the great biological value of olive oil. It has become clear that being dedicated on a Mediterranean diet, rich in extra-virgin olive oil, has a profound influence on our health, including obesity and the metabolic syndrome.

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A diet rich in olive oil can boost your mood – Prevents Depression

According to data gathered on September 2015, those that consumed more often processed foods, (intake of trans fats) had up to 50% increased risk of depression. In fact, according to Spanish researchers a diet rich in olive oil can protect from these types of mental illness.

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