Olive oil can dramatically reduce your risk of breast cancer

olive-oils It is no surprise that olive oil has been at the foundation of one of this world’s longest-existing cultures. Its health benefits are nearly unrivaled and now there is yet another good reason to incorporate extra virgin olive oil into your diet: reducing the risk of breast cancer. A recent study in Spain concludes that just four spoons of olive oil per day reduce the risk of suffering breast cancer by 66 percent.

That is exciting news in the war against cancer, where conventional medicine has been more focused on treatment instead of prevention, and the incidence of recurrence has been exhaustively high. There are many heart-healthy reasons to make olive oil a regular part of your daily diet. You can now add cancer-prevention to the list.

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Cutting cancer risk by two-thirds with extra virgin olive oil

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Warning: Cooking With This Oil Releases Toxic Cancer-Causing Chemicals

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What oil do you cook with? New study suggests it’s a question that shouldn’t just be on the lips of foodies, but also those interested in reducing their risk of cancer.



According to leading scientists who are now recommending food be fried in olive oilcoconut oilbutter or even lard,
cooking with vegetable oils releases toxic chemicals linked to cancer and other diseases.

The results of a series of experiments threaten to turn on its head official advice that oils rich in polyunsaturated fats – such as corn oil and sunflower oil – are better for the health than the saturated fats in animal products and coconut oil.

Scientists found that heating up vegetableoils led to the release of high concentrations of chemicals called aldehydes, which have been linked to illnesses including cancer, heart disease and dementia.

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Olive Oil Benefits Heart and Immune System

 

A study published in August 2015 has found that replacing oils typically consumed in the standard American diet (corn, soybean, etc.) with extra virgin olive oil can improve both heart and immune health.

Vegetable-based oils are high in omega-6 fatty acids. In moderation, these fats are heart-healthy; however, the standard American diet boasts an excess of omega-6s, which ends up having a negative effect by increasing the risk of inflammatory diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes.

In this study, researchers evaluated the impact of olive oil on the inflammatory and immune responses and cardio-metabolic risk factors of overweight/obese individuals.

In this three-month intervention, 41 participants (aged 65 and older) were divided into two groups: the control group—which was provided with a mixture of corn oil, soybean oil and butter—and the treatment group, which received extra virgin olive oil to use in place of all the other oils in their diet.

Compared to the control group, the olive oil group experienced lower systolic blood pressure, a strong trend toward increased HDL concentrations (the beneficial form of cholesterol) and enhanced immune health.

The researchers concluded, “Our results indicate that substitution of oils used in a typical American diet with extra virgin olive oil in overweight and obese older adults may have cardio-metabolic and immunological health benefits.”

Reference:
Rozati M, et al. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2015 Aug 7;12:28.

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Olive Oil Compound Kills Cancer Cells in 30 Minutes

Olive Oil Compound Kills Cancer Cells in 30 Minutes

Extra-virgin olive oil may rapidly kill off cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact. 

Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) already has a reputation as a superfood.  It contains an abundance of antioxidants that are proven to confer health benefits.

Studies show that one phenolic compound in EVOO – oleocanthal (OC) – provides many of the health benefits we see from diets rich in EVOO like the Mediterranean diet.

Recently researchers put oleocanthal from EVOO to the test against cancer. They found that OC can induce rapid death in cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact.

The researchers from Hunter College, Rutgers University, and the Monell Chemical Senses Center investigated the effect of oleocanthal on prostate, breast, and pancreatic cancer cells.  They found that OC induced the loss of cell adhesion within as little as 30 minutes.  Within 24 hours 100% of the cancer cells were non-viable.

Oleocanthal works on lysosomes within the cancer cells.  Lysosomes are small organelles which are the cell’s first line of defense against viruses and bacteria.  They are also the place where cells store waste.  Cancer cells have fragile lysosomal membranes compared to healthy cells. The OC breaks open the membrane around the lysosomes in cancer cells but leaves noncancerous cells intact.

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13 Natural Remedies That Can Relieve You From Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic medical condition that affects joints of your feet and hands causing severe pain, swelling and in a few cases permanent disabilities. In Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the immune system of your body attacks joints that causes inflammation and destroys joints along with other organs of your body. There is natural relief.

As per the study done by Arthritis foundation, near about one and half a million people of USA are living with RA. Other findings of the study are, the disease is more common in women than men for age group of 30 to 60 years. However, there is no cutoff age for RA, and even children may get into contact of RA. (more…)

A Guide to Choosing Healthy Oils

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If you’re not sure how to choose healthy oils for cooking, it’s important that you understand the essential differences between saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Once you understand the basic characteristics of these fatty acids, you’ll know which commonly available oils are good for your health, and which ones you should avoid whenever possible. (more…)

Olive Oil Effective Against HER-2 Breast Cancer

olive oilOlive oil, that golden elixir from the Mediterranean, has long been known to confer many health benefits such as preventing heart disease and colon cancer. It is one reason why people who eat the Mediterranean diet live such long, healthy and happy lives.Several recent studies has found that olive oil is highly effective against HER-2 breast cancer, a form of breast cancer for which the medical establishment offers little in the way of tolerable treatment.

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The Colder The Processing Of Olive Oil, The Higher The Immune-Boosting Properties

Olive oil is as old as the ancients, described by Homer, the bard of Classical Greece, as liquid gold. However, in the retail sector, olive oil brands are far from equal in quality. They have come under great scrutiny due to inferior processing and impure formulas, many which contain nut and seed oils, a well kept secret within the industry. Several significant factors impact the antioxidant value of olive oil: late harvest, mechanical agitation, slow to press, high heat and filtering. Choosing to by-pass these common trappings ensures our olive oil maintains the highest antioxidant and energetic value and its status as a “Raw Super Food”.

Because of the many scientifically documented health benefits of extra virgin olive oil, demand for it has soared the world over. Olive trees have blossomed into money trees, and this has attracted a small army of unscrupulous operators. (more…)

6 Healthiest Cooking Oils

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I often get asked which are the healthiest cooking oils for a vegetarian or vegan. I have been outspoken about not using canola, vegetable soybean oil (You can read more about this in my post 5 Cooking Oils You Think Are Healthy…But Aren’t. Make sure you sign up for my email list to get updates). I know many vegans have grown accustomed to using canola or earth balance as their staple oil, so this is a list of oils that are healthy and useful for vegetarian or vegan cooking. Not all of the oils are vegan, but there are some vegan choices on the list. (more…)