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  • Extra virgin olive oil and nuts linked to weight loss

    Extra virgin olive oil and nuts linked to weight loss Extra virgin olive oil and nuts linked to weight loss | iloveaceite

    Extra "good fats" from nuts and olive oil in a Mediterranean diet may help older adults lose weight, or at least avoid gaining it, a Spanish study suggests.

    "Our hypothesis is that not all fats are the same; we have to differentiate fats from vegetables and fats from animal sources," said lead study author Dr. Ramon Estruch of the University of Barcelona.

    "Vegetable fat such as extra virgin olive oil and nuts help to reduce body weight when these foods are consumed in a healthy diet such as a Mediterranean diet," Estruch added by email.

    A Mediterranean diet typically includes lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and extra virgin olive oil. This diet also tends to favor lean sources of protein like chicken or fish over red meat, which contains more saturated fat.

    While some previous research has linked a Mediterranean diet to weight loss and a reduced risk of heart disease and some cancers, scientists haven't conclusively proven that the diet itself is responsible, rather than other lifestyle choices made by people who eat this way.

    Why ILOVEACEITE US is a different company?

    - As Spanish producers we provide extra virgin olive (PDO – without PDO) and virgin olive oil, even organic extra virgin olive oil. We work with a wide range of sizes, differents materials packaged with our brands or private labels. 100% original extra virgin olive oil 'made in Spain'.

    - With our many years of international experience, we can supply our extra virgin olive oil where and how our costumers want to. Efficiency, solvency, guarantee and quality products have allowed us to export to more than 20 countries such China, Ghana, Honduras, Paraguay, Ukraine, Dominican Republic, Peru, India, Poland, Belgium, Japan, South Africa, France, Germany, Austria, Ireland among others.

    - As producers, traders, exporters and American importers we control the entire process of our products from the olive tree to our costumer table. 100% origin and quality.

    ILOVEACEITE US currently offers a ‘door to door’ extra virgin olive oil delivery service in the US market to save on costs.

    Source: Fox News

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil (evoo) benefits extend to frying vegetables

    The healthy benefits of extra virgin olive oil | iloveaceite Extra Virgin Olive Oil (evoo) benefits extend to frying gegetables; enhanced nutrients better than boiling in water

     

    Frying is a vilified form of cooking, but when it comes to vegetables, it may make produce healthier. Researchers from the University of Granada cooked a few vegetables commonly found in the Mediterranean diet in extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) to see how it affected the various nutritional profiles.

    Their findings, published in the journal Food Chemistry, demonstrated the oil's ability to enhance phenols in vegetables — healthy chemicals that work to protect cells, and decrease the risk of developing cancer, diabetes, and age-related macular degeneration (vision loss).

    For the study, researchers cooked cubes of potato, pumpkin, tomato, and eggplant in a variety of ways. They tried sautéing and frying vegetables in EVOO, boiling vegetables in water, and boiling them in a mixture of water and EVOO; each method was also compared to raw vegetables. Researchers also measured the moisture, fat, total number of phenols and antioxidants.

    Because oil can transfer heat to the vegetables differently than water, it increased the phenol fraction, which is the chemical process of expressing phenols in foods. The oil was able to increase the amount of phenolic compounds present in the vegetables. EVOO also increased the amount of fat in vegetables compared to those cooked in water; however, increasing phenols through frying still outweighed the fat content, proving to be an overall healthier route. All cooking methods equally increased the amount of antioxidants present.

    When a vegetable phenolic content was higher in raw form, EVOO enhanced the amount of phenols in the frying process, while boiling did not affect the final concentration of phenols. Researchers concluded that frying vegetables in EVOO or in a mixture of EVOO blended with water is the ideal cooking method for rendering more nutrients from the vegetable.

    "We can confirm that frying is the method that produces the greatest associated increases in the phenolic fraction, which means an improvement in the cooking process, although it increases the energy density by means of the absorbed oil," said the study’s co-author Cristina Samaniego Sanchez, a professor at the University of Granada, in a press release. "We must stress that frying and sautéing conserve and enhance the phenolic composition, as the addition of EVOO improves the phenolic profile and compensates for the deficiencies of the raw food."

    Source: Ramirez-Anaya JP, Samaniego-Sanchez C, Castaneda-Saucedo MC, Villalon-Mir M, and Serrana HLG. Phenols and the antioxidant capacity of Mediterranean vegetables prepared with extra virgin olive oil using different domestic cooking techniques. Food Chemistry. 2016.

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  • Tips on what you should know about #extravirginoliveoil and no one told you

    Tips on what you should know about #extravirginoliveoil and no one told you

    Discover 15 tips on extra virgin olive oil (#evoo) to help you learn and understand the benefits of this juice, mainstay of the Mediterranean diet.

    1. To produce #extravirginoliveoil the mass obtained from the olive milling is introduced into a horizontal cylinder with no air in it that and spins at a very high speed.

    2. One of #extravirginoliveoil particularities is the 'mouthfeel' or the virtue of rich and attractive food in our palate.

    3. #extravirginoliveoil is a fat, so you must use it with moderation. In the Mediterranean Diet #extravirginoliveoil is indispensable: healthy, natural and balanced

    4. Vitamin E and polyphenols are present in the #extravirginoliveoil contribute protecting our cells against oxidation wing

    5. The #extravirginoliveoil color do not determine his quality; for this reason the tasting is done in a dark blue glass.

    6. #extravirginoliveoil contains β-carotene (pro-vitaminaA) and vitamin E. Its consumption helps to improve the skin appearance and texture.

    7. #extravirginoliveoil can be consumed throughout our whole life and is suitable for all ages.

    8. #extravirginoliveoil is not like wine, whiskey or rum. If #extravirginoliveoil get old, lose quality

    9. With the taste of #extravirginoliveoil you have to apppreciate their fruity, bitterness and spiciness.

    10. #extravirginoliveoil is an ingredient, not a sauce or a garnish

    11. #extravirginoliveoil is a natural juice because its extraction only involves physical processes (grinding, mixing, centrifugation) at low temperature. Never use press machine.

    12. The #extravirginoliveoil enemies are light and high temperatures.

    13. #extravirginoliveoil and virgin olive oil are 100% olive juices. 'Olive oil' and 'olive pomace oil' are deodorized, mixed and refined. They all come from the olive but quality and comercial categories are different.

    14. If you want to celebrate a special ocasion why do nos use #extravirginoliveoil.

    15. Treat your #extravirginoliveoil like your best bottle of wine? There are over 200 varieties of olives in Spain and more than 2.000 in the world.

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