A glass of olive oil every day—the Mediterranean way to a long life
October 13, 2015
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“In Britain and the US, people consume on average around 1 liter of olive oil per person per year, but isn’t much compared to the Greeks, Italians and Spanish who all consume more 13 liters per person. Olive oil, with its high calories and mixed saturated and unsaturated fats, was once assumed by many doctors to be dreadfully unhealthy. But health surveys of European populations kept finding that southern Europeans lived longer and had less heart disease despite higher fat intakes. It turns out olive oil was the likely reason.”
Read more @ http://qz.com/522095/a-glass-of-olive-oil-every-day-the-mediterranean-way-to-a-long-life/
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