21 minutes | Oct 20, 2020

Nectar of the Gods: Olive Oil and its Countless Health Benefits

Cardiologist, Steven Gundry, says with levity “The only purpose of food is to get olive oil into your mouth.” Dr. Greene and Agatha don’t go that far in their praise of EVOO, but they do share their unbridled adoration of this “healthy fat” with its unparalleled polyphenol content, antioxidant function, anti-inflammatory properties, and its link to improved HDL levels and cardiovascular health. With all the amazing benefits EVOO offers, from diet to skin and hair care, it’s no wonder olive trees have been cultivated in the Mediterranean since before the dawn of the written word. They also paint a beautiful picture of the La Furtuna Estate, located in the heart of the Mediterranean, where the organic olives are grown, pressed and bottled for Bambini Furtuna.  If there are topics you’d like us to cover in upcoming episodes, we’d love to hear from you. Leave us a message here.    Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line and leave guest suggestions https://bambinifurtuna.com/pages/podcast  or visit us on Social Media! https://www.instagram.com/bambinifurtuna/ https://www.instagram.com/agatharelotaluczo/ https://www.instagram.com/drgreene/   Quotes “Interestingly, it’s not an accident that every country in the Mediterranean basin has olive trees, because the original definition of the Mediterranean basin is the countries that support the growth of olive trees.” [05:03] “There have been studies looking at country-level consumption of olive oil and overall health, and the higher the olive oil consumption of the country in general, the higher the overall health…in particular the cardiovascular disease is better.” [07:56] “When it comes to food, one of the best things we can do is choose foods that our grandmothers would have recognized.” [12:22]   Big Ideas  Latest study on the benefits of olive oil for heart failure. [01:08] The story of La Furtuna Estate. [02:58] The many health benefits of consuming olive oil regularly. [07:56]
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