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Scientists Discover Why Olive Oil Lowers Blood Pressure
CTV News ^

Posted on 05/23/2014 11:45:25 AM PDT by nickcarraway

The secret to the Mediterranean diet may be in the salad. Eating unsaturated fats, like those in olive oil, along with leafy greens and other vegetables creates a certain kind of fatty acid that lowers blood pressure, scientists said Monday.

These nitro fatty acids are formed when consuming spinach, celery and carrots that are filled with nitrates and nitrites, along with avocado, nuts and olive oils that contain healthy fats. Nitro fatty acids appear to inhibit an enzyme known as soluble epoxide hydrolase, which regulates blood pressure, said the research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal.

(Excerpt) Read more at ctvnews.ca ...


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: bloodpressure; health; oliveoil

1 posted on 05/23/2014 11:45:25 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I’m running out to buy me a big ol Jug of that there Olive Oil today!


2 posted on 05/23/2014 11:49:05 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: lee martell

Time to stomp some more olives.


3 posted on 05/23/2014 11:51:15 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

4 posted on 05/23/2014 11:52:45 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

To be fair, Olive Oyl doesn’t look like the kind of woman that would raise ANYONE’S blood pressure.

I never understood what Popeye and Brutus saw in her. ;)


5 posted on 05/23/2014 11:54:25 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: lee martell

You an get mayonnaise made with olive oil.


6 posted on 05/23/2014 11:55:22 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: Constitution Day
She gots a purty mouff!


7 posted on 05/23/2014 12:00:32 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: Constitution Day

Yeah, but look at THEM.


8 posted on 05/23/2014 12:04:23 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

I was going to comment on Olive’s Oly’s attraction, but I’ll pass after yours~~eeewwwwwww~~~


9 posted on 05/23/2014 12:05:07 PM PDT by Isabel2010
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To: nickcarraway

Every time I here or see anything about the Golden Oreo president my blood pressure rises. There isn’t enough olive oil in the supermarket to lower my pressure for a sustained period of time.


10 posted on 05/23/2014 12:15:16 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: Constitution Day
To be fair, Olive Oyl doesn’t look like the kind of woman that would raise ANYONE’S blood pressure.

I never understood what Popeye and Brutus saw in her. ;)

Maybe it was because she was the only young woman on the show. Anyone who has visited GTMO or other isolated base would immediately recognize the phenomenon.

If the arithmetic is right, she doesn't even have to be young.

More calculii will surely follow ...

11 posted on 05/23/2014 12:18:55 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: nickcarraway

The “secret” to the “Med Diet” was junk science.


12 posted on 05/23/2014 12:22:53 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: wastoute

Your only saying that because the baseline diet was surveyed during Lent!


13 posted on 05/23/2014 12:25:37 PM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: lee martell

I buy it by the gallon, the stuff is great. Remember the smoke point is < than 350 degres so don’t use it to make French fries.


14 posted on 05/23/2014 12:29:54 PM PDT by Little Bill (EVICT Queen Jean)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

LOL!


15 posted on 05/23/2014 12:33:55 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: nickcarraway

Showing Oils reduce blood pressure is a long way from the claims of reducing Coronary disease and weight loss. In fact the substitution of vegetable fat and animal fat had many health consequences. Solution, a balanced diet!


16 posted on 05/23/2014 12:34:14 PM PDT by 11th Commandment ("THOSE WHO TIRE LOSE")
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To: CatherineofAragon
Yeah, but look at THEM.

Point well taken!

17 posted on 05/23/2014 12:34:33 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: nickcarraway

The two best oils for you are olive (extra virgin) and coconut.


18 posted on 05/23/2014 12:49:57 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Constitution Day
I never understood what Popeye and Brutus saw in her. ;)

A good friend of mine who was living in Lebanon in the '80s told me that the Lebanese liked Popeye cartoons. They just view them differently.

First, they kind of like Bluto/Brutus, as he looks rather Arabic.

Second, they don't see the irony of fighting over Olive Oyl, as they believe that's what ALL American women look and act like.

Third, it was commonly thought that Bluto/Brutus was actually fighting Popeye over the Spinach, which is well-loved in the region.
19 posted on 05/23/2014 1:13:25 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Dr. Sivana

That is just hilarious!

I happen to love spinach too, but not enough to make me chase a woman like Olive Oyl.


20 posted on 05/23/2014 1:55:46 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: nickcarraway

I use olive oil for everything...buy the big jugs at Sam’s. My blood pressure runs low; considering I am older, a little overweight (was a lot overweight until I changed my eating habits but still slowly losing) and a smoker it always baffles doctors. My bp is low, my cholesterol is low, sugar numbers are good. I am not on any special diet but I eat a lot of nuts, avocados, a lot of vegetables and do eat carbs but not many. I eat mostly grilled meat (mostly beef) and vegetables, some fruit but not a lot- fish about once a week, chicken once a week, Mexican food once a week, beans and eggs nearly every day. I eat butter not margarine, sugar or honey- no artificial sweeteners. I don’t eat processed foods or fast food, very little pasta. I don’t eat bread or sweets unless I bake them myself.


21 posted on 05/23/2014 2:11:28 PM PDT by Tammy8
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To: Constitution Day

Sailors back from sea. Just saying...


22 posted on 05/23/2014 2:22:10 PM PDT by PrairieDawg
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To: nickcarraway

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/05/14/1402965111.abstract


23 posted on 05/23/2014 2:25:22 PM PDT by Praxeologue
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To: nickcarraway

More technical information.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epoxide_hydrolase_2#Clinical_significance


24 posted on 05/23/2014 2:48:14 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: nickcarraway

We use a lot of olive oil and drink the canary seed milk everyday.


25 posted on 05/23/2014 5:35:06 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Constitution Day

That guy also played the deranged dude in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot with the trunk full of rabbits.


26 posted on 05/23/2014 5:38:04 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Renegade

Best one I’ve read all day!


27 posted on 05/23/2014 7:36:19 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: nickcarraway

I thought nitrates and nitrites were bad for us, like in bacon & hotdogs. I remember a Nova about their link to esophageal cancer. Vitamin C helps counter it. The episode showed a town in China where even the chickens got esophageal cancer. Seems the soil lacked something to give the crops Vitamin C. They amended the soil, did preventative screening and changed lives. I always tell my family to have juice or such with Vitamin C when having hot dogs or bacon.


28 posted on 05/24/2014 6:52:45 AM PDT by AmericaUnite
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