Cancer is a disease which is caused by abnormal and uncontrolled division of cells in part of the body. According to the National Cancer Institute, the abnormal and uncontrolled division in cells can spread to other tissues through the blood and lymph systems. There are more than one hundred types of cancers and usually the type derives its name from the organ where it starts. Examples are breast cancer, colon cancer, lungs cancer, throat cancer etc.
In this article I have tried to collect the information regarding the effects of olive oil on cancer. All the material is for information purposes only and is not intended to cure any medical condition. I have also referenced to the research to make it easy for the reader for any further reading. Continue Reading >
One of the easiest ways to understand the quality and type of the oil is to read the labels on the bottles. Although, reading a label does not ensure that you are getting the best quality oil; but understanding the labels gives you some idea of the quality, type, origin, brand, process etc. If you buy your oil at a place where you cannot taste it for some reasons, or there is none to give your expert and professional advice, I recommend that you read the label as a minimum care measure.
Generally, a label bears good information through some technical terms, and if you are familiar with them and can interpret them, it helps a lot in choosing better quality oil. Some of the information on the labels is general like referring to the estate, taste, color etc while other must conform to international regulatory standards like those set by IOC. The general information may vary from producer to producer both in terms and meanings but the legal information must be denoting the meaning and purpose that has been explained by the regulatory bodies. Here is a brief explanation of information which can be commonly found on bottled oils. Continue Reading >
With Italy the largest importer/exporter and Spain the largest producer, the Mediterranean basin is considered to be the hub of olive oil production and related business. With the growing awareness, advance research and increased concerns for health hazards, the demand of for this healthy oil is rising. Apart from the traditionally popular Mediterranean basin, the cultivation of the olive tree is spreading to other countries like the United States, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and other Asian, African and Middle Eastern countries. In the United States, the indigenous quality is getting better and people are putting more and more trust on the locally produced oil. In fact, the state of California is becoming the Mediterranean of the United States. Continue Reading >
These days it is a lot easier to get things from any of the nearest supermarket. No doubt, supermarkets are great places to get your shopping under one roof. Big supermarkets also offer online shopping and free delivery. It is often easier just to use your digital basket rather than your physical push cart. Theses big stores are very convenient in many ways, but they do not sell great stuff all the times.
They are generalists and stock anything which comes their way or which they see that customer demand exists for. They do not specialize in one particular area. They are jack of all trades but master of none kinda people. When it comes to olive oil, I will don’t recommend picking it from the shelves of any of these “all under one roof” shops. There are a couple of reasons which I have mentioned here. Continue Reading >