Reports Suggest Olive Olive Oil Could Help Fight Cancer, Aging

Olive Oil Could Help Fight Cancer

Several news items have crossed my desk recently looking at the potential health benefits of olive oil.

Fight Cancer with Olive Oil

Three I want to share:

— A fascinating story broadcast on NPR looked at how the residents of a tiny Greek island in the North Aegean Sea have an uncanny ability to live to be 90 or more. In fact, Icaria has the highest percentage of nonagenarians (“ninety-somethings”) on Earth. It turns out their diet is “very high” in olive oil.

— A Spanish study suggests extra virgin olive oil could help fight breast cancer, according to an article published by ScienceDaily.

— Cookbook author and healthy eating guru Martha Rose Shulman writes in The New York Times that extra virgin olive oil is among the 12 foods she always tries to keep in the pantry.

If you need any ideas for recipes using extra virgin olive oil, we have plenty to share.

Bon appétit,

Claude S. Weiller
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
California Olive Ranch