Nutrition Information


Olive Oil -Not Just for Popeye


Archeological records indicate that man has cultivated the olive tree for about 6,000 years; having been especially popular in the Isle of Crete (which as you recall, also appeared in the Seven Countries Study to be the site of the lowest incidence of heart disease). All oils that we use for eating and cooking contain "fat" and olive oil is no exception. However, it is mostly monounsaturated fat as opposed to saturated fat or hydrogenated fat. It can be used as a flavoring for cooking or in salad dressings or as a healthy substitute for butter or margarine. Several large population studies have confirmed that diets with higher amounts of fat of the monounsaturated type reduce total cholesterol and LDL ["bad"] cholesterol levels to the same degree as low fat, high-carbohydrate diets [such as the AHA Step I and II diets]. The additional benefit of olive oil is, as part of a Mediterranean type diet, is that it also has a favorable effect on lowering blood triglycerides [also a factor in heart disease] and maintaining HDL ["good" cholesterol].

In a published study, individuals were randomly assigned to one of three diets: a diet enriched with olive oil, an AHA Step II diet, or an average American control diet. The olive oil and Step II diets lowered total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol to the same degree. However, triglyceride levels fell 13% in patients on the olive oil diet and increased 11% in the Step II diet. HDL cholesterol levels were unchanged in the olive oil diet but decreased 4% in the Step II diet. Remember we want to keep the HDL up as high as possible to reduce heart disease.

Based upon the above information, the authors of the study estimated that the overall risk of cardiovascular disease was lowered by 25% by the olive oil diet and only 12% by the Step II diet. Please note that the cholesterol lowering "statin" type drugs lower risk for a heart attack by about 35%, which is not too much better than the "olive oil" diet alone. In subjects with elevated cholesterols who would benefit from use of statin type medications, additional cardiovascular benefit would then be found by also following a diet with olive oil as a substitute for salad dressing, as a substitute for butter or margarine, and for cooking.

Olive oil apparently has other beneficial effects such as lowering blood pressure, inhibiting the oxidation of LDL cholesterol [the last step before it gets put into your arteries], providing anti-inflammatory effects, and improving insulin sensitivity.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently given manufactures of olive oil and some olive oil-containing food the green light to carry a statement about their potential heart benefits. The claim indicates evidence suggesting that about 2 tablespoons of olive oil per day may reduce the risk of a heart attack. However, to achieve this result, the olive oil should replace a similar amount of saturated fat and should not increase the total daily calories.

The strong taste of extra-virgin olive oil is partly because of the presence of a large amount of "flavonoids", which account for its antioxidant properties that then reduce LDL oxidation. Other foods rich in flavonoids include berries, apples, onions, tea, and red wine (all of which have also been shown to be of benefit in reducing overall heart risk).

Disclaimer: If you are under 18, pregnant, nursing or have health problems, consult your physician before starting any weight loss plan. The information here is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Please consult your physician before beginning any course of treatment.

Dr. John Rumberger is the Author of The WAY Diet, The complete lifestyle plan to live longer, reduce stress, and lose weight the healthy way. To purchase The Way Diet simply go to http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?path=ASIN/0974993387&
link_code=as2&camp=1789
&tag=icobweb-20&creative=9325
or go to Empty Canoe Publishing http://www.emptycanoe.com and order your copy of The Way.


MORE RESOURCES:
Think smarter not harder — 5 tips to boost your nutrition  Loma Linda University Health

Society overall is becoming increasingly health conscious, thanks in part to years of research and awareness campaigns such as National Nutrition Month in ...


Health Headlines: March is National Nutrition Month  WMUR Manchester

What does eating healthy mean and what are the consequences of not making healthy choices? New Hampshire state epidemiologist Dr. Benjamin Chan ...


20 Nutrition Facts That Should Be Common Sense (But Aren't)  EcoWatch

Common sense should not be taken for granted when people are discussing nutrition. Many myths and misconceptions are being spread — even by so-called ...


Dear Dietitian: Nutrition and cancer  Leesville Daily Leader

While nutrition is a very important aspect of cancer treatment, there is no nutritional cure for cancer. It is important to stay well-nourished in order to help ...


Quinn on Nutrition | Caring for our kidneys  Santa Cruz Sentinel

Call them the great filters. Every day, 120 to 150 quarts of blood are strained through our two fist-sized kidneys. During this process, these little organs produce 1 ...


Nutritional Psychology and Its Impact on Emergency Responders  JEMS.com

Recognizing the ongoing stress and mental health crisis in our field, this article focuses on the consequences of poor nutrition and its biological impact through ...


Quinn on Nutrition: Canola oil gets undeserved bad rap  Tribune-Review

In response to a recent column in which I suggested canola oil as one good choice for popping corn “since it is low in saturated fat and has a high enough ...


NUTRITION: Mind the portion sizes when eating nuts  Duluth News Tribune

Eating nuts has been shown to have many health benefits, especially when it comes to our heart health. However, nuts are very high in calories, and excess ...


98000 WIC nutrition plates given out in Indiana recalled due to fire hazard  WSBT-TV

Check your cabinets! Close to 98,000 WIC nutrition plates given out in Indiana are being recalled due to the potential of them catching on fire. The United States ...


BRG hosting free kids’ nutrition class  WAFB

A local hospital is hosting a class to teach kids about healthy eating habits.


Learn food & nutrition with Cloverbuds  Valley Courier

MONTE VISTA – Valley youth ages 5 to 7 are invited to participate in Cloverbuds, a fun activity-focused youth development program, run by San Luis Valley 4-H.


Study reveals how motivation affects nutrition and diet  Medical Xpress

New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) suggests that people with a positive attitude are more likely to eat healthily.


Proper Nutrition May Prevent More Severe Motor Problems in Parkinson’s, Study Suggests  Parkinson's News Today

Read about a study reporting a link between a good nutritional status, and the severity of motor impairment and abdominal fat in people with Parkinson's.


Herbalife Nutrition Launches Product Line to Meet Consumer Demand for Alternative Proteins  Odessa American

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 19, 2019--Herbalife Nutrition (NYSE: HLF), a premier global nutrition company, today launched Formula 1 Select Meal ...


Blakeney set to retire after 28 years with Bartow's school nutrition department  Daily Tribune News

Bartow County Schools Director of Nutrition Services Pam Blakeney, right, shares a laugh with Dot Frasier, executive director of the Bartow Education ...


Preemies given extra nutrition grew faster but got more infections  ScienceNordic

Extremely premature babies who weigh less than 1.5 kg at birth have an increased risk of having lower IQs and learning difficulties later in life. Nutrition is a key ...


White Dog Labs' positive poultry study advances clostridial nutrition pipeline  Animal Pharm

Despite its name, White Dog Labs is not focused on the canine therapeutics space. In fact, because it deals with the fermentation process, the company took the ...


Climate-Resilient Sweet Potato Can Play Essential Role In Food, Nutrition Security In Africa  Kaiser Family Foundation

The Telegraph: The humble sweet potato can help power Africa in the face of climate change. Nane Annan, board member of the Kofi Annan Foundation. “…


Free Toddler Nutrition Classes Available in Hartford  NBC Connecticut

Wheeler Family Health and Wellness Center is offering nutrition information and healthy toddler cooking classes as a part of their Free Toddler Nutrition ...


Schedule Announced for Nutrition 2019  Newswise

Nutrition 2019, the flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition, will be held June 8-11, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The meeting will ...


West Caldwell Mayor Declares March as National Nutrition Month  TAPinto.net

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — In recognition of the West Caldwell ShopRite's effort to help shoppers make informed food choices while meal planning for their ...


How Nutrition Should Change After 50 - Diet for Older Adults  Prevention.com

There are a lot of great things that come with age, like wisdom and more freedom (hello, retirement!). But there are also things that become more challenging, ...


Nutrition is the mission for Allison Karpyn – The Review  University of Delaware Review

BY SHANE MCGARRY Staff Reporter. It's no secret that many undergraduate students in the U.S. have notoriously bad diets. Allison Karpyn, the associate ...


NIU's Global Round-up: Sports nutrition growth in LATAM, Danone's packaging innovations for personalization, and more  NutraIngredients-usa.com

It's a global industry and there's a lot happening. We know it's not always easy keeping up with everything that's happening around the world that could impact ...


ShopRite Dietitians celebrate National Nutrition Month® | Business  centraljersey.com

On March 4, Spotswood Mayor Ed Seely presented ShopRite with a certificate proclamation declaring March as National Nutrition Month. In-store dietitian ...


New Extension agent will focus on nutrition, health, finances  Times-Enterprise

THOMASVILLE — Extension *service* agents who focused on cooking and sewing are a thing of the past.


Start Simple with MyPlate during National Nutrition Month  USDA.gov

National Nutrition Month® is a great time to focus on your health goals! To lend support along the way, MyPlate is here with our latest initiative – Start Simple ...


Quadram Institute receives EU funding slice to investigate personalised nutrition possibilities  NutraIngredients.com

The Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB) have secured a slice of a €56.4m EU funding pot to work with nutrition start-ups that include a digital platform delivering ...


Spring into nutrition and a new plan with the Diva Chef  WJLA

We all start the year with full intent to get on board that resolution train to health, but it's easy to fall back into that comfort food fix on those long winter days.


Dieticians share tips to a balanced nutrition | News, Sports, Jobs  Lewistown Sentinel

LEWISTOWN—With just over two weeks left in National Nutrition Month, Clinical Registered Dieticians Yelena Share, from Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital, and ...


Nutritional psychiatry: can you eat yourself happier? | Food  The Guardian

'What we stick in our mouths matters to our mental health,' says a leading light in this new field. So what should we be eating?


Nutrition Research Publishes Study Showing Kemin Neumentix® Product Improves Focus  PRNewswire

DES MOINES, Iowa, March 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Peer-reviewed journal Nutrition Research recently published new clinical science supporting cognitive ...


Gear Spotlight – Travel Nutrition | FREESKIER  Freeskier Magazine

Welcome to a special Destination Issue installment of Gear Spotlight from FREESKIER. Here, we provide a close-up look at the equipment and accessories that ...


We Need Better Answers on Nutrition  The New York Times

The U.S. is overdue to establish an institute devoted to research on the top cause of poor health.


Nutrition: If you’re going to eat fast food, here are 6 things to consider  LA Daily News

If you've visited a fast food restaurant recently you may have noticed that in addition to burgers and fried food there's been some nutritious items like salads, ...


B. Braun Showcases Clinical Nutrition Portfolio at ASPEN 2019 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference  GlobeNewswire

BETHLEHEM, Pa., March 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- B. Braun Medical Inc., a leader in customized parenteral nutrition, will exhibit their Clinical Nutrition ...


It's National Nutrition Month: Time to Spring Clean Your Diet  Forbes

March is National Nutrition Month, which will mean something different for everyone. Whether it's low carb, vegetarian or paleo, people are nourishing their ...


Oncology Nutrition Market Headed for Growth and Global Expansion by 2026  Truth Daily Mirror

The Oncology Nutrition Market poised to take off in upcoming years hence to show a highly positive outlook through 2018-2026 according to a recently released.


Nutrition: Get the protective power of phytonutrients  Duluth News Tribune

Most of us have heard of protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals as core components of our diet. A lesser known category includes phytonutrients or ...


School Food, Nutrition and Physical Activity Program Grants  Youth Today

Subject: Child/Youth Health, Food Access, Nutrition, School, Physical Activity, Education | Deadline: Apr. 5, 2019 | Amount: $1000 - $3000.


Friday's the deadline to sign up for the Senior Nutrition Fair  CNYcentral.com

Food is for more than filling you up, it can also affect your moods. This is an especial concern for seniors, who often become isolated. Studies indicate that ...


Sisyphus for cowboys: How the beef industry found itself fighting an uphill battle in human nutrition  Beef Magazine

Remember Sisyphus from Greek mythology? He was condemned to roll a rock uphill for eternity. Are cowboys the same?


Undergraduate Nutrition Program Introduced at NSU  The Current - The Student-Run Newspaper of Nova Southeastern University.

March is National Nutrition Month, making it the perfect time to spotlight a new degree program coming to NSU. Starting in fall 2019, NSU will offer a bachelor of ...


Ask an Expert: March is National Nutrition Month – make healthy lifestyle goals  Cache Valley Daily

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics designates March as National Nutrition Month. It is a great time to focus on the basics of a healthy diet and set goals to be ...


Experts call for adoption of open data to solve nutrition problems in Kenya - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

NAIROBI, March 19 (Xinhua) -- Kenyan health experts on Tuesday called for adoption of open data system to help solve nutrition problems in the country.


Eau Claire County agency prepares meals for its nutrition program at former nursing home  Leader-Telegram

Kitchen staff arrive at the former Fall Creek Valley Care Center at 4:30 to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday to make nutritious meals for close to 400 seniors in Eau.


Madigan Works! for nutrition care  United States Army

Editor's note: Madigan Works! is a video series created especially for social media platforms to inform patients and the general public alike what goes on ...


Incorporating nutrition into meals for even the pickiest eaters on Coast Live  WTKR News 3

Alissa Rumsey gives some tips on preparing nutritious meals that kids will actually eat.


Trouw Nutrition closes Willmar plant  West Central Tribune

WILLMAR – Trouw Nutrition has closed its Willmar facility, affecting 23 employees. The company informed employees at the Willmar facility on Thursday that it ...


There are many kinds of sports customers these days. How do brands reach them?  Nutritional Outlook

There is no singular sports nutrition shopper today. For sports nutrition brands, this fact is as exciting as it is challenging. 1.


These 4 eating tips can help you live a healthier life  Courier Journal

March is National Nutrition Month, a time to focus attention on eating healthy foods and exercising.


No, going on a diet does not mean better nutrition, and other eating myths — busted  Seattle Times

Just in time for National Nutrition Month, nutrition columnist Carrie Dennett breaks down some common, all-too-persistent misunderstandings about food and ...


February 2019: Nutrition research highlights  Medical News Today

In this Spotlight feature, we give you an overview of some of the most remarkable nutrition-related research published in February 2019.


Need a closer look at nutrition and addiction | News, Sports, Jobs  SalemNews.net

Sometimes when you deal with your health issues, do you ever wonder how the things that affect your health also affect people who are in recovery for addiction ...


Quinn on Nutrition | Celebrating nutrition with readers  Monterey County Herald

As I watch the snow accumulating outside my window, I'm wondering if Mr. Groundhog really believes we will have an early spring this year. No matter. We can ...


NUTRITION: Take on a new health challenge  Duluth News Tribune

National Nutrition Month is an annual nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The academy is the ...


Nutrition education program hits major milestone  KSNB Local 4

Planning meals for better nutrition and cost savings has been part of the goal of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program for 50 years.


Education, nutrition improve language skills for children in rural China  UChicago News

A groundbreaking study by University of Chicago scholars could have a profound impact on the lives and futures of children in poverty-stricken communities of ...


Garden View: Celebrate National Nutrition Month at the farmers market  Monitor

BARBARA STORZ | SPECIAL TO MONITOR. March is National Nutrition Month and the Growing Growers Farmers Market is celebrating in a special way. In the ...


Rollback Of Nutrition Standards Not Supported By Evidence  Health Affairs

One of the latest moves of the Trump Administration to dismantle Obama-Era policies has targeted school cafeterias. On February 11, a new rule that rolls back ...


Resources to Help Celebrate National Nutrition Month  USDA.gov

Every March, registered dietitian nutritionists celebrate National Nutrition Month®! During National Nutrition Month®, health and nutrition professionals share ...


Foodlink marks National Nutrition Month | WUHF  foxrochester.com

March is National Nutrition Month, and Foodlink is working to highlight the value of good nutrition in Rochester this month. Foodlink is offering classes, ...


Motivation Is The Key Factor In Diet And Nutrition, New Study Shows  Health Thoroughfare

It appears that motivation is a key factor in our diet and nutrition. A study made by the University of East Anglia discovered that a positive attitude is usually linked ...


Pediatric Nutrition Market Archives  NewsTender

Pediatric nutrition refers to the nutritional products given to infants or children as a sole source of nutrition or supplement. These products support physical and ...


St. Luke's celebrating national nutrition month  KMVT

Every Wednesday in March, dietitians at St. Luke's will be in the cafeteria answering questions, as well as offering a healthy meal.


Kansas State University updates swine nutrition guide  National Hog Farmer

A veterinarian and PhD candidate in Applied Swine Nutrition at Kansas State University, recently updated the KSU Swine Nutrition Guide. Produced by the ...


Balancing Nutrition and Taste: USDA Flexibilities Improve School Meal Service  USDA.gov

Focusing on practical, healthful options for our schoolchildren remains a key priority at USDA. Notably, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue signed a May 2017 ...


SA Food Bank hosts 5th annual Nutrition Summit  KSAT 12

The San Antonio Food Bank on Wednesday hosted its fifth annual Nutrition Summit.


Global Enteral Nutrition Market 2019-2024: Abbott Laboratories, Nestl, Danone, Fresenius Kabi  Global Industry Journal

Global Enteral Nutrition Market Report thoroughly portrays an analysis of the growth direction grounded in the historic, current, and futuristic potentials of the ...


The inextricable link between nutrition and psychological functioning | Schroeder  Evansville Courier & Press

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — As the health of U.S. population continues to rise to the forefront of discussion, increasing evidence is finding that paying attention to what ...


CHCRR spotlights nutrition awareness, award winning chili and the Farmacy  Vermont Biz

Vermont Business Magazine On a cold winter day, Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region (CHCRR) volunteers cooked up an award-wining batch of ...


Diet  The Brain Tumour Charity

If you are living with a brain tumour, a balanced diet can help keep your strength and energy up. Find more information here.


Quick Bites | Workshops on coffee and nutrition offered at New Leaf  Santa Cruz Sentinel

SANTA CRUZ — From 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, Ecology Action program specialist Matt Miller will give a free class on how to best grocery shop on ...


Ancient Nutrition founder on new products, DSHEA at 25 and hemp-CBD  NutraIngredients-usa.com

With growth “like a rocket ship”, a new range of hemp-CBD products, and a continued commitment to keto and protein, “2019 is going to be a great year”, says ...


RECIPES: Celebrate nutrition month with chocolate!  KARE11.com

Celebrate National Nutrition Month with delicious desserts packed with healthier substitutions so you can enjoy the occasional indulgence! Hy-Vee Savage ...


Man arrested in 'catnip cocktail' bust at New Jersey nutrition store  WABC-TV

FAIRFIELD, New Jersey (WABC) -- A man is facing drug charges after police in New Jersey found "catnip cocktail" and other drugs in a strip mall nutrition store.


Letter: Bad nutrition advice in column  Vail Daily News

This letter is in regard to the Tuesday Vail Daily article: "Fat loss occurs in the kitchen, not gym.” The advice Ryan W. Richards gives may have worked for him, ...


Learn to make informed food choices during National Nutrition Month  WECT

March is National Nutrition Month which encourages you to make informed eating choices and develop regular physical activity habits.


Navigating the 'nutrition' specialties, and why you may be looking for a registered dietitian  PhillyVoice.com

A typical day for me as a registered dietitian includes meeting with patients presenting me with the latest fad diets and the accompanying dizzying claims.


Nutrition is focus for March | Person County Life  The Courier=Times

It's just a little over a week until March and we begin celebrating National Nutrition Month. Are you going to March into Nutrition with us? A lot of people right now ...


Food myths and what happens when the industry pays for nutrition studies  Houston Chronicle

When you grab a bag of Barkthins, a product billed as “snacking chocolate” that is made of slivers of pretzels or nuts in a light coating of dark chocolate, you ...


K-State Swine Releases Updated Swine Nutrition Guide  Pork Magazine

The Kansas State University Applied Swine Nutrition Team, this guide serves as a reference for understanding swine nutrition principles and offers ...


Motav8 Nutrition offers 33 shake flavors, tea, coffee in Wisconsin Rapids  Wisconsin Rapids Tribune

The business opened in November on Eighth Street in Wisconsin Rapids.


Do food and menu nutrition labels influence consumer or industry behavior?  STAT

Walk down the aisles of any grocery or convenience store and pick up a package. Somewhere on it is a food label listing nutrition information. Labels include the ...


Boston-Area Fitness Together® Trainer Couple Discusses the Relationship of Food and Fitness for National Nutrition Month  Business Wire

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In celebration of National Nutrition Month, Fitness Together®, the largest one-on-one private, personal training franchise in the ...


Yardley, ShopRite mark National Nutrition Month  New Jersey Herald

MONTAGUE -- Sussex County Freeholder Director Herb Yardley recognized ShopRite of Montague's efforts to promote good nutrition habits, while also testing ...


Students rock nutrition at Verona's Sugar Creek Elementary  Madison.com

Judging by students' comments, a show that mixes rock and roll and nutrition might have been preaching to the choir for at least some at Sugar Creek ...


22 Best Foods for Longevity, According to Dietitians  Prevention.com

While you can't control your family history of disease, improving your diet can help you ward off illnesses and help you live a longer life.


Quinn on Nutrition | What’s new with the nutrition facts label  Monterey County Herald

What's the most important information to look for—always, always, always—on a food label? Most people say calories. Others say fat. Sugar is important, too, ...


March Is National Nutrition Month. Here Is One Big Myth About Nutrition  News/Talk 790 KFYO

National Nutrition Month happens in March and Brenda Duby with United Supermarkets joined me today discuss nutrition and one big myth. During National ...


Kickoff to National Nutrition Month | Community  Idaho State Journal

The month of March is here, and with it the anticipation of longer days, springtime and March Madness.


Nutrition Services staff unsung school heroes | In Our Schools  Wyoming Tribune

CHEYENNE – There are a million things to do before the first kids get off the bus. Donelle Stocker is darting from one end of her gleaming, industrial kitchen to.


National Nutrition Month  FOX 31 Denver

March is National Nutrition Month, the perfect time of year to remind people about the need to make healthier food choices. Frances Largeman-Roth joined us on ...


Nutrition Needs Across Your Lifespan  UC San Diego Health

Nutrition needs change over the years — what's healthy in your thirties and forties may not be in your sixties and seventies. Nutrition experts Byron Richard and ...


Ask the Expert: What are some nutrition myths that continue to circulate?  New Jersey Herald

Jamie Rinaldi, M.S., R.D. is a registered dietitian with 18 years of clinical and community experience. She presently is the dietitian for Homestead Rehabilitation ...


N.Y. organic foods firm acquires Tenants Harbor nutritional supplement maker  Mainebiz

Power of 3 Nutrition, a Tenants Harbor startup, has been acquired by certified organic manufacturer and distributor Tierra Farm, headquartered in Valatie, N.Y., ...


This Month is National Nutrition Month: Take a Bite!  yurview.com

If you resolved to stay heathy in 2019 and your resolution fell apart last month, now is the perfect time to pick up the pieces and try again, as National Nutrition ...


GNC Holdings to Expand Portfolio With Alani Nutrition Deal  Zacks.com

With Alani Nutrition being a women-focused supplement brand, it is believed that the partnership might help GNC Holdings (GNC) widen its customer base.


Nutrition boost for adolescent girls  The Hindu

ICRISAT, NIN launch project to supply millet bar in government hostels.


Are Purple Carrots Healthier? Nutrition, Benefits and Uses  EcoWatch

Carrots are tasty vegetables that come in a variety of colors. Purple carrots are especially eye-catching and provide unique health benefits specific to purple ...


home | site map
© 2007