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Health Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Extra Virgin Olive Oil Health Benefits Heart With aging our hearts begin to naturally deteriorate. The consumption of monounsaturated fats, such as extra virgin olive oil can improve the function of the arteries. (Spanish Study)  Blood Pressure Extra virgin olive oil has been shown to help decrease both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. According to one study, four tablespoons of olive oil a day reduced the need for blood pressure medication entirely.  Obesity Extra virgin olive oil is an example of a nutrient dense fat that helps you feel more satiated.  Diabetes Symptoms of diabetes...

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        Olive Oils from Spain 28 Mar, 2019 MADRID, March 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The prestigious economic environment Bloomberg has recently published its report "Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index" that names Spain as the healthiest country in the World, out of a total of 169 countries evaluated. A rigorous study based on statistics from the World Health Organization and the World Bank. Bloomberg recalls that researchers stress, that eating habits can provide fundamental clues about the good levels of health enjoyed by Spain, which is committed to the Mediterranean Diet, with olive oils as the main source of...

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It Turns Out Olives Are Actually Fruits and Not Vegetables This piece of trivia is bound to wow all your co-workers at happy hour. Whether you primarily eat them with martinis or sprinkle them on your pizza, olives make just about everything taste better. But while you might consider that tapenade a savory treat, the flavorful Mediterranean delicacies have another hidden side: They're technically fruits. Just (carefully) pop any unpitted olive into your mouth for proof. The stones inside act as the seeds for the Olea europaea tree. In any botanist's book that means they're technically classified as fruits —...

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