Exploring the amazing health benefits of this best olive oil and its role in combatting chronic illnesses.
19th June 2023
The Crucial Issue : Growth Of Chronic Illnesses
In the 1950s, a profound transition occurred in the dominant type of health problems both in the USA and indeed globally, a transition from acute diseases to chronic diseases. The transition began when antibiotic use became widespread, infectious disease prevalence subsided, and the population aged.
Now, the prevalence and cost of chronic disease in the United States and worldwide is growing and will continue to grow, not just as a result of the Baby Boomer generation aging but also due to increased disease prevalence among children and younger adults.
Those with chronic disease and their families face both direct and indirect costs: Direct costs primarily stem from longer and more frequent hospital visits and greater prescription drug use, while indirect costs arise from lost education and job opportunities.
When including indirect costs associated with lost economic productivity, the total cost of chronic disease in the United States alone reaches $3.7 trillion each year, approximately 19.6 percent of the country’s gross domestic product.
Chronic disease in the United States, already highly prevalent, is expected to worsen over the next several decades among all age groups. The burden of the associated physical and economic costs will worsen, as well.
But the burdens of chronic disease do not just loom in the future. Evidence suggests that the high prevalence of chronic disease may be partially responsible for the devastating effects of the Covid-19.
What Are Chronic Diseases And How Prevalent Are They?
A disease is considered chronic when it persists for at least a year and requires ongoing medical attention or limits daily activities.
Approximately 47 percent of the U.S. population, 150 million Americans, suffered from at least one chronic disease, as of 2014.
Almost 30 million Americans are living with five or more chronic diseases. The risk and prevalence of chronic disease grows as individuals age.
Among those 60 or older, at least 80 percent have one chronic illness and 50 percent have two.
These ailments account for 70 percent of all deaths in America, killing more than 1.7 million people each year.
The share of health care costs borne by those with chronic disease are disproportionate to the number of people affected. An estimated 84 percent of health care costs are attributed to the treatment of chronic disease.
Chronic diseases significantly contribute to the $3.3 trillion in annual government-run health care costs and are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. Given the correlation between chronic disease and age, this health and cost burden is only expected to grow: It’s estimated that by 2060, the U.S. population aged 65 years and older will more than double, from 46 million today to 98 million.
How Does Extra Virgin Olive Oil Help
Extra Virgin Olive oil is well known for its many health benefits, and there is a wealth of evidence to show this most versatile of foods can help reduce chronic illnesses like heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
For centuries, we’ve known that high quality extra virgin olive oil is good for your health and wellbeing and has been lauded across many cultures.
The difference now is – following extensive scientific research, we now know exactly what is in high-quality extra virgin olive oils that are so good for you – it’s antioxidant polyphenols.
Morocco Gold is an exceptionally high-quality extra virgin olive oil from a unique new source, a raised valley in the foothills of the Atlas mountains that creates its own micro-climate, geology and soil nutrients, providing the perfect conditions for the Picholine Marocaine, the only type of olive used in Morocco Gold.
Using only traditional, sustainable growing and harvesting methods, oil from this olive is recognized for its longevity. What makes it so special, however, is it is teeming with health-enhancing polyphenols, the antioxidants that provide protection against a wide range of chronic diseases. This makes Morocco Gold particularly attractive to health-conscious food lovers – worldwide.
There is now extensive research that shows the positive impact of polyphenols in high-quality extra virgin olive oil on a range of chronic illnesses. New research into COVID-19 is also now demonstrating that these same chronic conditions affect a vital part of our cardiovascular system known as the endothelium. This makes sufferers of chronic conditions much more susceptible to COVID-19 and the effects of long COVID.
Research into diet has now also demonstrated that followers of a Mediterranean diet, with extra virgin olive oil as a key constituent can have a marked positive effect on Covid symptoms.
Is Extra Virgin Olive Oil A Medicine Or A Food?
Extra virgin olive oil has been praised as one of the best oils for a healthy lifestyle, but is it just a foodstuff or can it also be considered a medicine? The truth is that extra virgin olive oil is both. This highest quality olive oil is full of polyphenols that are known to have anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases. The benefits that come with consuming extra virgin olive oil daily are endless, from improving heart health to promoting brain function. Incorporating this amazing oil into your diet can not only enhance your meal’s flavor but also provide countless health benefits, making it a wonderful foodstuff and medicine.
Morocco Gold is on a mission to:
- Re-establish extra virgin olive oil as a healthy diet/lifestyle choice
- Show health and wellness-conscious people on how this incredibly simple diet/lifestyle choice – inclusion of a high-quality extra virgin olive oil – can have a profound impact on their health and wellbeing
- Show how extra virgin olive fits into a wider wellness lifestyle
Morocco Gold extra virgin olive oil is a true game-changer in the health and wellness field. Our unique blend of polyphenols are one of nature’s best kept secrets – science has proven that they can help protect us against chronic illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and more.
But what really sets Morocco Gold apart from other olive oils is that it has been carefully crafted from the finest olives sourced in Morocco. This gives our oil its distinctive flavor and unparalleled quality – making it one of the best olive oils on the market. On top of that, thanks to its polyphenols, you can rest assured knowing that it’s providing you with essential health benefits that will help keep you healthy and strong.
Make the switch to Morocco Gold extra virgin olive oil today – you won’t regret it!
If you have any chronic medical conditions you should always consult your medical practitioner.