Dr Oz: Olives Prevent Diseases
In this segment, Dr Oz introduced Dr. Russell Greenfield, MD, to tell how olives can benefit your health. Dr. Greenfield stated that olives were a core component of the Mediterranean diet. (Dr Oz Fans have heard this on more than one occasion.) Olives helped to lower cardiovascular disease as well as reduce the risk of strokes and cancer. To get the best benefits from the olive, Dr. Greenfield suggested eating a wide variety.
Dr Oz: Olive Leaf Extract Pills
Heart Disease- Olive leaf extract was an excellent way to help prevent heart disease. Dr. Greenfield stated that studies in animals and humans were shown to lower cholesterol levels and lessen the risk of heart disease and stroke. In pill form, take 500 mg per day. Dr Oz tried the drop form and stated it wasn’t really good. (Didn’t you love it when he said it sucked and then gave it to an audience member to try it? Uh, no thanks!) Dr. Greenfield stated that they usually recommended pill form because of the “strong" taste in drop form. (Start with 500 mg 1x per day to be sure you’re okay taking it.)
Dr Oz: EVOO Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Breast Cancer- Olive Oil is high in omega 9 and may help in the prevention of certain breast cancers. Check the label to make sure it is EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil). Also look for cold pressed" on the label to make sure you are receiving the most benefits. It should also leave a peppery taste in the back of the throat. This meant it had even more anti-inflammatory properties. Dr Oz had an audience member taste the olive oil and she stated it tasted bitter. Take 2-4 Tbsp per day.
Dr Oz: Kalamata Olives & Colon Cancer
Colon Cancer-Kalamata olives contain up to 2 mg of cancer fighting antibodies. They’re not only good for you, they taste good as well. (That’s what Dr Oz says anyway.) Dr Oz passed them around to the audience and they seemed to enjoy them.