Dear Ones,
        We have all come across the benefits of the Mediterranean Lifestyle, and many of us have looked into the fascinating findings within the so called 'Blue Zones'.

Clearly it is more than just choices of food, but food does play a significant role in it, especially when generously paired with EVOO, Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

So, what's so special about olive oil, you may ask?
Well, for starters, studies suggest that both oleic acid and potent polyphenol antioxidants in olive oil enhance health. Blocking fat absorption, speeding metabolism and soothing internal inflammation are just the start. Apparently the fats in olive oil are very healthy and they can help with insulin resistance, and it’s rich in antioxidants. 

There’s even more proof of olive oil’s weight loss power: European researchers found that — while other oils proved useless — two tablespoons of olive oil a day alters cell membranes in a way that can significantly improve blood sugar control, and that's key since blood sugar control leads to less fat storage, particularly in the belly.

Now, let me make it really clear from the outset, I am neither a medical doctor, nor a dietitian. I am in my 70's and struggled with weight issues especially since my menopause. I am sure that many of you reading this might be able to relate to this. And oh yes, of course I have tried sooooo many diets! They do work for a while, but then ....

Have you heard of the "French paradox"? 

It is the observation that, in general, many French people eat sweets, smoke, drink, eat cheese and lots of bread, and even fried foods…yet they have a lower incidence of heart disease and strokes than Americans. 

In the words of Dr. Mike Buch from stage at our 2019 Young Living International Grand Convention, "Why is it that they get to have all the fun and we die first?!"

Many health researchers believe the French paradox has a lot to do with their Mediterranean lifestyle.   

French people do eat fat and starch, but if you really look at their main meals, you’ll see that they primarily eat foods that are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants.  Now if you look closely at the photos you’ll see one thing in common…do you see it?  

It is this: olives and olive oil.  The health benefits of olive oil have been known for years, and you can find hundreds of anecdotal accounts and studies online about olive oil, each with a somewhat different “twist”.  Unfortunately, world regulatory and health authorities have been slow to approve claims but they are beginning to find some consensus.
Most regulatory agencies now agree that olive oil supports cardiovascular health.  EFSA, the European Food Safety Authority, goes into a bit more detail and states that olive oil polyphenols contribute to the protection of blood lipids from oxidative stress.  Oxidized blood lipids, particularly oxidized Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL), are the molecules that can lead to cardiovascular disease because they tend to cause inflammation of the blood vessels.

Scientists have found that THE major polyphenol in olives and olive oil is a compound called hydroxytyrosol.  Hydroxytyrosol is one of the strongest antioxidants found in nature. 

To get enough hydroxytyrosol in our diets, we should all be consuming lots of olive oil every day.  But that’s not easy and may have some pretty unpleasant side effects!  But our scientific team at YoungLiving found a much better alternative!  We found a proprietary process that uses water to extract hydroxytyrosol from olives naturally. 
The result is Olive Essentials!  An easy to swallow plant-based capsule that contains the same amount of hydroxytyrosol as 1 full liter of olive oil!

Let me repeat that:  One little Olive Essentials capsule has as much of that powerful polyphenol as the two 500 milliliter bottles of olive oil shown in the photo.

On the Supplement Facts you’ll see that there are a full 20 milligrams (mg) of hydroxytyrosol in each capsule, in addition to our exclusive OliveEssentials blend consisting of olive fruit extract, olive leaf extract, parsley leaf oil and rosemary leaf oil. 

Here are the claims we can make on Olive Essentials:  

❤ Contains potent antioxidants
❤ Promotes internal cleansing
❤ Supports a healthy immune system
❤ Supports a healthy heart
❤ Promotes total body wellness.

Let me point out some other facts about Olive Essentials:  It is high purity because the hydroxytyrosol is extracted from olives with a patented technology that uses only water.  It is Halal and Kosher certified.  It is GRAS certified, which means Generally Recognized As Safe.  And it is non-GMO. 
YoungLiving is bringing the power of olives to your diet in a quick and convenient capsule. Olive Essentials uses essentialoils and hydroxytyrosol, the polyphenol found in Spanish olives—to support your total body wellness.  And if there is any doubt that these little capsules are not powerful, let me leave you with this image: one bottle of Olive Essentials contains as much of the key polyphenol in olives as 60 bottles of olive oil!  

Olive Essentials …one capsule everyday to support your overall well-being, including a healthy heart and strong immune system!

The above knowledge was 'penned' by Chris Bowerbank, PhD in Analytical Chemistry (chromatography/mass spectrometry) 20+ years of laboratory experience.

Personally, I like to use an optimum amount of extra virgin olive oil in the food I eat, PLUS one capsule of 'Olive Essentials' daily. That then, together, boosts the effectiveness of the EVOO you consume on a day-to-day basis.

Here is where I got my capsules, and where you can get yours, as well:

For Europe, click HERE

For the USA, click HERE

I will leave you some more interesting images, and I invite you to add OliveEssentials to your daily self-care routine!



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