Why Should Olive Oil Be A Staple In My Diet?

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How Morocco Gold Can Be Part Of Your Healthy Lifestyle

Updated October 20th 2021

Extra Virgin Olive Oil And Healthy Lifestyle
Extra Virgin Olive Oil And Healthy Lifestyle

Unhealthy diet and lifestyle is a world-wide problem, aggravated by consumption of saturated fats – but did you know that olive oil can be a vital part of a healthier lifestyle?

When making nutritional choices, such as the Mediterranean Diet, which have been shown to reduce the risk of disease, it’s vital to look at lifestyle choices too.  The Mediterranean diet is a popular choice as it includes health monounsaturated fats, such as olive oil as its primary source of fat.  However, the truest followers of Mediterranean eating habits also tend to adhere to the principles of an overall healthy lifestyle too.

How Can Extra Virgin Olive Oil Help Prevent Heart Disease?

If you are looking to reduce levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol in your arteries and arm yourself against heart disease, including a quality olive oil in your diet is a great place to start.  By substituting saturated fats for healthier unsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats (both present in extra virgin olive oil) you are contributing to a reduced risk of the health complications caused by high levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol.

There are a wide range of diseases that we now know are at least in part related to healthy diet and lifestyle choices. They include:

Coronary heart disease

In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups. About 655,000 Americans die from heart disease each year, that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. Heart disease costs the United States about $219 billion each year from 2014 to 2015.

Coronary Artery Disease

About 18.2 million adults age 20 and older have CAD (about 6.7%). About 2 in 10 deaths from CAD happen in adults less than 65 years old.

Heart Attack

In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds. Every year, about 805,000 Americans have a heart attack.

Heart Disease Facts | cdc.gov: www.cdc.gov

Cerebrovascular disease – CVD (stroke) 

Each year CVD causes an estimated 17 million deaths worldwide, accounting for one-third of all worldwide deaths. More than one-third of these deaths occur in middle-aged adults.

The scale of the health problems are truly vast and the cost of treating these diseases astronomical. The impact on lifespan expectancy is also measurable.

Why Morocco Gold Is The Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Morocco Gold The Very Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Morocco Gold Is The Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil

It is not often that you come across a ‘wisdom of the ancients’ that is as relevant now as it has been for thousands of years.

What makes extra virgin olive oil so special is that it has stood the test of time as a superfood from the time of the ancients. Olive oil has long been considered sacred. The olive branch was often a symbol of abundance, glory, and peace. Over the years, the olive has also been used to symbolize wisdom, fertility, power, and purity.

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”

Hippocrates : father of modern medicine

The increased focus on healthy food and healthy diet has seen more food lovers turn towards diets like the Mediterranean diet and the Keto diet. Whether this is for specific health reasons, a diet to lower cholesterol, a diet for high blood pressure, a diet for weight loss or for overall wellness one of the key constituents that remains a constant is extra virgin olive oil.

What is less well known is that Morocco has been producing wonderful extra virgin olive oil for centuries, since the time of the Romans. Morocco Gold has set out to change that and bring this amazing extra virgin olive oil to discerning, health conscious food lovers worldwide.

Our Source

Morocco Gold extra virgin olive oil comes from a unique source, a valley in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains that provides the perfect climate and soil conditions for olive growing

Single Estate

Morocco Gold extra virgin olive oil comes from one source only, it is not mixed or blended with other olive oils, it is therefore a genuine extra virgin olive oil.

Early Harvest

Morocco Gold extra virgin olive oil is pressed early in the harvesting season when the olive is young and green. This means it retains all of its natural goodness.

High In Polyphenols

Morocco Gold extra virgin olive oil is high in polyphenols. It is pressed from the Picholine Marrocaine olive, noted for its high polyphenol content

Production

Morocco Gold extra virgin olive oil is produced using only traditional methods. Our olives are hand-picked by a specialist team of women (‘the sisters’). They are handled with great care throughout the entire production process to ensure the highest quality of extra virgin olive oil.

Community

Morocco Gold extra virgin olive oil already links the fantastic people of this wonderful olive growing community in the heart of this remote but beautiful part of this wonderful country, to health-conscious food lovers around the world. Morocco Gold extra virgin olive oil truly is the ‘gift of health’ to our global village, as well as tasting divine. Continued use will lead to a healthy life, we hope.

Does Extra Virgin Olive Oil make A Difference?

Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health conducted a massive study of the impact of health habits on life expectancy, using data from the well-known Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (HPFS). This means that they had data on a huge number of people over a very long period of time. The NHS included over 78,000 women and followed them from 1980 to 2014. The HPFS included over 40,000 men and followed them from 1986 to 2014. This is over 120,000 participants, 34 years of data for women, and 28 years of data for men.

The researchers looked at NHS and HPFS data on diet, physical activity, body weight, smoking, and alcohol consumption that had been collected from regularly administered, validated questionnaires. These five areas were chosen because prior studies have shown them to have a large impact on risk of premature death. Here is how these healthy habits were defined and measured:

  1. Healthy diet

This was calculated and rated based on the reported intake of healthy foods like vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, healthy fats like extra virgin olive oil, and omega-3 fatty acids, and unhealthy foods like red and processed meats, sugar-sweetened beverages, trans fat, and sodium. A healthy diet makes for a healthy life.

  • Healthy physical activity level

This was defined as at least 30 minutes per day of moderate to vigorous activity daily.

  • Healthy body weight

Defined as a normal body mass index (BMI), which is between 18.5 and 24.9.

  • Smoking

There is no healthy amount of smoking. “Healthy” here meant never having smoked.

Measured as between 5 and 15 grams per day for women, and 5 to 30 grams per day for men. Generally, one drink contains about 14 grams of pure alcohol. That’s 12 ounces of regular beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits.

Researchers also looked at data on age, ethnicity, and medication use, as well as comparison data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s Wide-Ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research.

Does a healthy lifestyle make a difference?

As it turns out, healthy habits make a big difference on our life. According to this analysis, people who met criteria for all five habits enjoyed significantly, impressively longer lives than those who had none: 14 years for women and 12 years for men (if they had these habits at age 50). People who had none of these habits were far more likely to die prematurely from cancer or cardiovascular disease.

Study investigators also calculated life expectancy by how many of these five healthy habits people had. Just one healthy habit (and it didn’t matter which one) … just one… extended life expectancy by two years in men and women. Not surprisingly, the more healthy habits people had, the longer their lifespan.

This is huge. And, it confirms prior similar research — a lot of prior similar research. A 2017 study using data from the Health and Retirement Study found that people 50 and older who were normal weight, had never smoked, and drank alcohol in moderation lived on average seven years longer. A 2012 mega-analysis of 15 international studies that included over 500,000 participants found that over half of premature deaths were due to unhealthy lifestyle factors such as poor diet, inactivity, obesity, excessive alcohol intake, and smoking. And the list of supporting research goes on.

Source: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/healthy-lifestyle-5-keys-to-a-longer-life-2018070514186

The Health Benefits Of Extra Virgin Olive Oil : A Further Study

Although the control diet was rich in fruits and vegetables like the two Mediterranean diets, the diet was shown to have an adverse impact on HDL’s (good)  anti-inflammatory properties. This negative impact was not observed in the Mediterranean diets. A reduction in HDL’s (good) anti-inflammatory capacity is linked with a greater risk of heart disease.

“Following a Mediterranean diet rich in virgin olive oil could protect our cardiovascular health in several ways, including making our ‘good cholesterol’ work in a more complete way.”

Montserrat Fitó: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/315818.php?bl

We hope that your use of Morocco Gold will lead to a healthy life and a better diet.

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