Olive Wellness Institute Updates June 2020

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

Antioxidants found in olive leaf extract

Posted on May 11, 2020

Olive Leaf Extract (OLE) is a lesser known by-product of the olive tree, but offers a wide variety of health benefits for those who consume it. Recent studies of antioxidants in OLE, for example, have shown how they reduce unhealthy fat oxidation in the body, says Ian Breakspear. Ian is a clinical herbalist and naturopath, and senior lecturer at Endeavour College of Natural Health in Sydney. He explains the potency of OLE as an antioxidant and research he’s been conducting with the Olive Wellness Institute.


Posted on May 11, 2020

As olives, extra virgin olive oil and other products of the olive tree become more prominent in people’s diets, how sustainable are they and what effect do they have on the land? To answer that we turn to world-renowned researcher in the olive industry, Leandro Ravetti. Graduating as an Agricultural Engineer in Argentina, Leandro worked for the National Institute of Agricultural Technology in olive production research. In 2001, Leandro moved to Australia where he is a highly respected adviser to the owners of the largest olive groves and olive processing plants in the country.

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Olive Science Blogs:

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Why is the Mediterranean diet good for our immune system? With special recipe: Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli with EVOO and Sage Sauce

WRITTEN BY: Simone Austin

The Mediterranean diet, possibly the healthiest diet around, has countless health benefits. Many of these involve the functioning of our immune system. You may think of the immune system as warding off colds, flus and infections and this is one of the important jobs along with many others, including managing inflammation and chronic disease (1). There is no one or even just a few foods to magically keep our immune system strong. We know many nutrients are needed for an optimally functioning immune system which is where the overall diet, such as the Mediterranean Style of eating, plays an important role (1).

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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.

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Grower & Processor Resources

Are you looking for credible information about olive oil, olive leaf or olive health and wellness products?

Do you need some resources to take to a local farmers market or event?

Here, the Olive Wellness Institute has compiled a set of grower dedicated resources.

Need hard copies of these resources?

Please email us your request at info@olivewellnessinstitute.org

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