Salad Days! Don’t Forget The Extra Virgin!

One irritating thing for the multi-million dollar health industry is that research is continually revealing low cost products that have been available for decades and which are often as good – or better – than expensive health supplements. Furthermore, advanced media related portals have made health so much more accessible to the general public, especially at the basic every day, do-it-yourself level. Coming to that, let us take a look at one very common disease, and the importance and role of a simple every day ingredient in its prevention.

Alzheimer’s is a very common form of dementia and it is usually diagnosed in elderly The symptoms include loss of memory that often gets in the way of one’s everyday activities, routine tasks and eventual withdrawal from social interraction. This disease can progress undiagnosed and, being degenerative,can put the patient at the mercy of uncaring or exploitative people.

What causes serious memory loss? According to medical researchers it is caused by an accumulation of beta-amyloid and tau proteins in the brain which accentuates the formation of neurofibrillary tangles in nerve cells and is soon followed by the death of these cells.

However recent scientific research at the University of Louisiana shows that extra virgin olive oil contains a compound which has brain protective attributres. This discovery arose from both testube and libe studies This breakthrough research is of great importance in the scientific and medical battle against Alzheimer’s. The findings of the research team were published in February 2013. It is now said that the consumption of extra virgin olive oil can significantly reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in elderly individuals can help decrease the collection of beta-amyloid in the brain.llection of beta-amyloid in the brain.

Alzheimer’s is a deadly disease and this research has made a very important contribution to the various battles against the disease at so many levels, including the scientific, medical, and even at the personal and emotional levels. Since, this disease is a difficult and traumatic condition for patients and their loved ones, the emotional relief and happiness the recent medical findings bring along cannot be put down in monetary terms. The researchers concluded “In conclusion, these findings provide experimental support that potential reduced risk of AD associated with extra-virgin olive oil could be mediated by enhancement of Aβ clearance from the brain.” It is an exciting findng. So, add a lot of extra virgin oil to your salad!

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