Fatih Atli Wins 653rd Kirkpinar

This week, more than 100 drums of olive oil were poured over the heads of 1,000 contestants as part of one of the longest-running sporting events in the world; a Turkish olive oil wrestling tournament dating from the 14th century. The 653rd Kırkpınar Oil Wrestling and Cultural Activities Week wrapped up today in Edirne, Turkish Thrace […]

Add Olive Oil to Vegetables to Lower Blood Pressure

One of the main characteristics of the Mediterranean diet is the frequency of vegetable-rich meals and salads cooked in plenty of olive oil. And while we know that the addition of olive oil to vegetables can increase the absorption of vitamins and antioxidants, it appears that this powerful combination has another significant health effect: it may protect […]

The Right Olive Oil ‘Dosage’ for Those at High Risk of Cardio Diseases

The Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) hosted the 2nd World Forum for Nutrition Research Conference on May 14 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Among the conference speakers was Spanish dietician Dr. Marta Guasch-Ferre who provided new information on the amount and benefits of olive oil consumption for people with a high risk of cardiovascular disease. […]

Researchers Give Olive Oil Antioxidant Kick for Eye Health

Researchers Give Olive Oil Antioxidant Kick for Eye Health While extra virgin olive oil is known to contain a high amount of antioxidants, there may be room to add some more: Spanish researchers from the University of Jaén are experimenting with supplementing olive oil with lutein, a substance with antioxidant activity that plays a role in eye […]