Olive Wellness Institute Updates April 2020

Olive Wellness Institute Updates April 2020

Welcome to Olive Wellness News. Our mission at the Olive Wellness Institute is to increase awareness of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and other olive products by gathering, sharing and promoting expert, credible and evidence-based information on their nutrition, health and wellness benefits. Enjoy!

Olive Wellness Podcasts:

A new fortnightly podcast from the Olive Wellness Institute examines the health and wellness benefits of olives and olive products. Latest podcasts:

Mediterranean diet and EVOO as cancer-fighting foods

Posted on March 20, 2020

Elise Den and Lauren Atkins are acutely aware of the immense value that food and nutrition can play as therapy. With a particular interest oncology, they’re both accredited nutritionists and practising dieticians, and co-founders of OnCore Nutrition clinics located in Melbourne. They’re passionate about improving the quality of life of their patients by using food as a medicine. Locally sourced green, leafy vegetables and extra virgin olive oil – hallmarks of the Mediterranean diet – are some of those super foods which can help with alleviate the risk of cancer.

OnCore Nutrition: https://oncorenutrition.com/

Comparing different cooking oil – which should you use?

Posted on March 3, 2020

Not all cooking oils are equal. The standout is extra virgin olive oil with health benefits that override most other oils including the lesser quality “plain” olive oil. Nutrition scientist and dietician, Dr Joanna McMillan, sets straight some of the stickiest urban myths about what you can do with extra virgin olive oil.

How men can benefit from olive oil and the Mediterranean diet

Posted on February 18, 2020

If the number of male dietitians is any guide, men’s health probably doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Someone who wants to change that is Melbourne-based dietitian and nutritionist, Joel Feren, also known as The Nutrition Guy. He says men face different health issues to women. For instance, they’re more susceptible to heart and lung disease, diabetes and suicide.  The issues can be complex, but from a dietary point of view, too much saturated fat, salt, and sugary drinks, and inadequate fibre, can increase a man’s risk of heart disease and other illnesses. Joel advocates a Mediterranean and olive oil-based diet for men looking to improve their health.

Joel Feren, The Nutrition Guy: https://thenutritionguy.com.au/

A taste for olive oil – and its health benefits

Posted on February 13, 2020

Born on the island of Cyprus, Dr Tassos Kyrikiades fondly remembers meal times spent with family sitting around the table, eating locally grown foods, prepared with generous splashes of olive oil. That’s a world away from his current home in New York where he’s established the Yale Olive Institute. Dr Kyrikiades explores the health benefits and exciting tastes of extra virgin olive oil and a plant-based diet.

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Tips for health professionals to encourage people to include Extra Virgin Olive Oil in their daily diet

What volume of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) should people consume each day? This is a common question that often elicits many different responses.

The Australian Dietary Guidelines do not have a specific volume recommendation for EVOO. However, on average, volumes of 25 – 50ml of EVOO per day seem to be most strongly associated with health benefits in healthy populations and those with risk factors including mild hypertension and overweight or obesity. 1-5 These studies have investigated EVOO as a food, rather than as part of a specific dietary intervention such as the Mediterranean diet.

A 2012 trial showed that 60ml of biophenol rich olive oil reduced blood pressure in those with normal to high blood pressure or stage 1 hypertension, whereas an olive oil that did not contain biophenols did not.5 It is worth noting that EVOO is naturally high in biophenols, whereas refined olive oil is not.

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OWI Webinars:

Recorded webinars sharing evidence based information about olive oil, olive leaf or olive health and wellness products?

Here, the Olive Wellness Institute will continue to upload informative webinars that explore the research and health benefits of all olive products:

The Role of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Improving Clinical Risk Factors

During this webinar you will hear Associate Professor Mary Flynn, a research dietitian at The Miriam Hospital and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Brown University, explore how Extra Virgin Olive Oil can improve a number of risk factors for chronic diseases that would conventionally be treated with medicine.

Mary will present the literature on the risk factors that can be improved with the use of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and the minimum amount and time needed to see benefit. Mary will also discuss what components of Extra Virgin Olive Oil provide the health benefits and the advantages of using Extra Virgin Olive Oil in food preparation.

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