The Mediterranean Diet
FOR THE HEALTHIEST LIFESTYLE
The Mediterranean diet is the most widely promoted and scientifically proven healthy lifestyle in the world. An increasing volume of scientific research is now revealing that a key reason for the Mediterranean Diet’s proven health benefits are its richness in antioxidant compounds.
These compounds are known as phenols and polyphenols present in a range of Mediterranean foods such as grapes, olives, berries and of course, red wine and extra virgin olive oil. It is believed that these compounds are a key factor contributing to the Mediterranean region’s low incidences of coronary heart disease, obesity, hypertension, inflammatory conditions and certain cancers. They have also been directly linked to longer life expectancy.
Possibly the most widely studied source of polyphenols in the Mediterranean Diet is extra virgin olive oil. It is considered to be an excellent source of both beneficial fats and polyphenols. However, due to the fact that many polyphenols are water soluble and not fat soluble most of the olive tree’s polyphenols are lost during the oil making process.
A recent university study showed that Olive Leaf Australia’s Olive Leaf Complex (water-extracted from the olive tree leaves, not the fruit) contains up to 40 times the total polyphenols of even the freshest extra virgin olive oils.
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL Total Polyphenols: 100-200mg/L
OLIVE LEAF AUSTRALIA’S EXTRACT Total Polyphenols: 6,000-8,000mg/L
When speaking to a television audience about the scientific studies on Olive Leaf Australia’s Extract and its compounds a world-renowned Australian cardiologist and Mediterranean Diet specialist commented, ‘You don’t need to be a doctor to know that a plant extract with up to 40 times the antioxidant polyphenols of extra virgin olive oil is good for your health!’
Our fresh-picked Olive Leaf Extract has 400% more antioxidant power than the equivalent amount of Vitamin C and is far more powerful than the many Noni, Goji, Mangosteen and Acai ‘super-juices’.
Our high strength Olive Leaf Extract is processed from freshly picked leaves and along with the main antioxidant known as oleuropein, this unique fresh leaf extract contains at least 11 other important phenolic antioxidants. The balanced synergy of all the active olive leaf compounds working together gives our globally unique extract its effective healing power.