EVOO consumption can protect against mental decline


Results of a new study by researchers at Temple University show that consuming extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) can protect the brain against different forms of mental decline.  This study was conducted on lab mice using total polyphenol count of 253 mg/kg.   The results show that EVOO can guard against frontotemporal dementia.  In frontotemporal dementia parts of the brain shrink.  Frontal and temporal lobes of the brain are areas associated with personality, behavior and language.  

Previous research also showed that EVOO consumption can preserve memory and protect the brain against Alzheimer’s disease. While all of these studies were done in animal models, researchers have already found enough evidence that extra virgin olive oil can benefit humans as well.  Domenico Praticò, director of the Alzheimer’s Center at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM) at Temple University, says the best thing you can do for yourself in the new year is to add two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to your diet. 

The total polyphenol count in Olea True is 1352mg/kg, significantly greater than the levels used in this study.  A teaspoon a day of Olea True (https://oleatrue.com/pages/science) satisfies the required daily intake. 

 

References:

https://www.oliveoiltimes.com/health-news/extra-virgin-olive-oil-consumption-can-protect-against-dementia/71482

https://www.phillymag.com/healthcare-news/2019/12/19/benefits-of-olive-oil/

 

 

 


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