THE ECOLOGICAL OIL MILL OF ZAFRA

THE ECOLOGICAL OIL MILL OF ZAFRA

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THE ORGANIC OLIVE MILL OF ZAFRA IS REWARDED WITH THE INNOVATIVE COMPANY AWARD 2008.

The company DIETA MEDITERRÁNEA, A y V, S.A. received one of the most important awards in our region by the Second Vice President of Economic Affairs and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Innovation. This company was firstly selected as a finalist in the “Award for Innovative Company 2008″ and finally on the 29th of May was awarded with such distinction. The award is aimed at the Extremadura companies with a greater number of innovative activities, among which stand out the R&D investment, quality certification and introduction of new products and production methods. This award is the recognition of our work and experience in the research and development of new products, such as the new functional food product Aceisterol ®.

HOW TO FOLLOW THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET? COMPARATIVE TABLE

HOW TO FOLLOW THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET? COMPARATIVE TABLE

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10 golden rules for following the Mediterranean diet

Option: Use the olive oil as the main fat intake. How to follow the rule: use olive oil for the dressing. Use “High oleic” sunflower oil as the good substitution to oil olive for frying.

Option: High intake of vegetal food: fruits, vegetables, legumes and nuts. How to follow the rule: Bottled juice is a good alternative. Eat more seasonal vegetables – best quality at the best price – or freeze them for when the price goes up. The deep-frozen vegetable is another interesting option from a nutritional point of view.

Option: Bread and staple food made from cereals (pasta, rice and whole-grain products) should be part of the daily diet. How to follow the rule: include whole-grain foods in the daily menu. Start with whole-grain bread, cereals and cookies and later, rice and pasta.

Option: The less processed, fresh and local foods are the most recommended. How to follow the rule: seasonal food is at its best status of nutrients, flavor, aroma and price.

Option: Daily consume of dairy products, mainly yogurt and cheese. How to follow the rule: drink every day fermented milk is a healthy habit since it contains various health benefits.

Option: Moderate consume of red meat. How to follow the rule: eat more legumes as main course, after a salad instead of meat. Eat red meat only in stews and casseroles with vegetables, not as the only main ingredient. Reduce fat, cholesterol and calories.

Option: Eat frequently fish and moderate consume of eggs. How to follow the rule: make the most use of the seasonal fish that is the tastiest and at the best price (mackerel, anchovies, sardines, tuna and bonito…). The alternative is the frozen fish, which still retains all of the nutritional values. Conserved tuna, sardines or mackerel are another option to eat blue fish. Eating 3 to 4 eggs per week is recommended (higher intake is permitted if the person is overweighed or physically active) as protein alternative to meat and fish.

Option: Fresh fruits as dessert. How to follow the rule: alternating between fresh fruits and juice, as dessert is a good way to start to intake fruits.

Option: Water is the excellent beverage. Wine should be consumed moderately and only during meals. How to follow the rule: broth, soup, tea and iced drinks are options of hydration. It is not recommended to start to drink wine daily if it has not been habitual. Grape juice or even better just grapes are more recommended since they contain the same antioxidants as in wine but are alcohol-free and even concentrate more nutrients.

Option: Doing physical activities every day. How to follow the rule: For staying active, it is essential to seek physical exercise that you like and best suits your needs and pace of life. Source: Adapted from the recommendations of the Dieta Mediterránea Foundation.

 

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF EXTREMADURA

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF EXTREMADURA

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A doctoral dissertation of the University of Extremadura develops new methods for testing the quality of olive oil.

The goal of the work done by Teresa Galeano, Belén Roldan and Isabel Rodríguez, has been the analytical research of antioxidants and pigments mainly contained in olive oil in minor proportions. This research has led to the development of new analytical methods for analyzing these components alone or in mixtures of different types of oil, including olive, corn, sunflower, and soybean oil. The minor components detected by the new analytical methods are two types of antioxidants: the nordihydroguaiaretic acid and tocopherols together with different types of pigments: chlorophylls (and its degradation products) and pheophytins. These components contribute significantly to the stability and flavor of the oil.

VITAFOODS 2010, GENEVA – SWITZERLAND

VITAFOODS 2010, GENEVA – SWITZERLAND

MEDITERRANEOFrom the 18th to 20th of May 2010, the company DIETA MEDITERRANEA, A. y V., S.A., was honored to present its new functional product aceiterol in the section FINISHED PORDUCTS EXPO, where the latest nutraceutical and functional products developed during this year are exhibited. Vitafoods is considered the most important European fair of nutraceutical and functional products, which was attended by more than 500 companies from different countries. It is a consolidated meeting point of professionals, where you can taste the new products and learn about their healthy attributes.

LYCOPENE: THE FOOD THAT HELPS TO FIGHT AGAINST PROSTATE CANCER

LYCOPENE: THE FOOD THAT HELPS TO FIGHT AGAINST PROSTATE CANCER

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Recent research has revealed that a high consumption of lycopene is associated with a 30-40% decrease of the risk of prostate cancer. A prospective study “Health professionals Follows-up Study”, conducted during 12 years on more than 47,000 men, found that a high consumption of lycopene is associated with a statistically significant reduction of 16% in the risk of prostate cancer development, while the high consumption of tomato sauce is related to a 23% reduction.

These data suggest that cooked tomatoes and olive oil facilitate the absorption of lycopene by human body. 3 clinical trials were carried out for trying to show the effect of tomato sauce on the serum levels of PSA of patients with prostate cancer, who are scheduled for radical surgery in 3 weeks. The reduction of PSA were observed between 17.5% and 20% in the 3 trials, while there was an increase in the control group.

A meta-analysis study observed a reduction in the relative risk of prostate cancer of 0.89 for males who consumed large amount of raw tomato while a 0.81 for those who consumed products of cooked tomato like sauce or pasta. Source: “help fight against your cancer ” of Dr. Gilberto Chéchile. Technological Medical Institute and Institute of prostate diseases. Barcelona.

 

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