EVO – what’s the secret to your heart and mind?

Extra Virgin Oil has long been touted for the heart, but now there is some evidence it helps fight diseases such as Alzheimer’s. EVO and the Mediterranean diet seems to be a key factor in controlling your diet and thusly good health. CNN has posted an answer addressing this very question. Good information…see below

By Diet and Fitness Expert

Dr. Melina Jampolis

Physician Nutrition Specialist

There is a great deal of research suggesting that extra virgin olive oil, the principal source of fat in the Mediterranean diet (which is also rich in vegetables, cereals, fruit, fish and wine), is very healthy for your heart in several ways. Olive oil is composed predominantly of the monounsaturated fat oleic acid. Consumption of monounsaturated fat, particularly when consumed in place of unhealthy saturated fat such as butter, cream, cheese, mayonnaise and high-fat meats or unhealthy carbohydrates such as sugary or highly processed grains, can help lower bad cholesterol and triglycerides, raise good cholesterol and lower blood pressure. Full story…

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