|Olive oil, just once a week, can lower your risk of a blood clot |
Posted: 08 Aug 2019 07:37 AM PDT
Consuming olive oil once a week reduces the risk of forming arterial blood clots in obese adults. In a new study, researchers from the New York University School of Medicine found that olive oil consumption lowers platelet activity in obese adults.
Platelets are small blood cell fragments that form clumps when activated. When a blood vessel gets damaged, platelets rush to the site of injury to form clots and stop the bleeding. However, as beneficial as they are, these platelets also contribute to the buildup of plaques in the arteries, which leads to a condition called atherosclerosis.
According to Sean Heffron, lead author of the study, atherosclerosis is the underlying cause of most heart attacks and strokes.
Regular intake of olive oil prevents excessive platelet aggregation
Using food frequency surveys, the researchers determined how often 63 obese, nonsmoking, and non-diabetic participants with an average BMI of 44.1 consumed olive oil. They found that those who consumed olive oil once a week had lower platelet activation than those who ate olive oil less often. Moreover, participants who ate olive oil more frequently had the lowest amount of platelet aggregation.
The researchers believe that, aside from the antioxidants found in olive oil, its anti-platelet effect is linked to its molecular structure. (Related: Olive oil is the healthiest choice when it comes to frying food, study finds.)
“People who are obese are at increased risk of having a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular event, even if they don’t have diabetes or other obesity-associated conditions. Our study suggests that choosing to eat olive oil may have the potential to help modify that risk, potentially lowering an obese person’s threat of having a heart attack or stroke,” said Heffron.
The researchers presented their preliminary findings at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Session 2019 in Houston.Co-author Ruina Zhang further explained: “To our knowledge, this is the first study to assess the effects of dietary composition, olive oil specifically, on platelet function in obese patients.”
Foods typically consumed on the Mediterranean Diet
Olive oil is a key component of the Mediterranean Diet, which promotes heart health. This diet is based on the traditional foods that people from Italy and Greece ate during the 1960s. The Mediterranean Diet involves a high intake of healthy, plant-based foods and minimal consumption of animal-based foods. The list below includes some of the common foods people on the Mediterranean Diet eat.
- Serving size: 1 tablespoon
- Calories per serving: 120
- Nutrients per serving: 13 grams (g) of fat, of which 2 g is saturated
- Benefit/s: Olive oil can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases
- Serving size: 1 cup
- Calories per serving: 32
- Nutrients per serving: 1.5 g protein, 7 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 5 g sugar
- Benefit/s: Tomatoes contain lycopene, a powerful antioxidant associated with reduced risks of some cancers like prostate and breast cancer. Tomatoes also contain compounds that support cardiovascular health by reducing the risk of blood clot.
- Serving size: 3 ounces (oz)
- Calories per serving: 133
- Nutrients per serving: 22 g protein, 5 g fat
- Benefit/s: This fatty fish is a rich source of omega -3 fatty acids, which promote heart health. The American Heart Association recommends consuming fatty fish at least twice a week.
- Serving size: ½ cup
- Calories per serving: 72
- Nutrients per serving: 1.5 g protein, 1 g fat, 16 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, 12 g sugar
- Benefit/s: Pomegranates are rich in polyphenols – plant compounds known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In a study published in the journal Advanced Biomedical Research, researchers reported that pomegranates contain compounds that have anti-cancer properties.
- Serving size: 7 oz
- Calories per serving: 146
- Nutrients per serving: 20 g protein, 4 g fat: 2 g is saturated, 1 g is monounsaturated; 8 g carbohydrates, 7 g sugar
- Benefit/s: Greek yogurt is rich in calcium, a mineral essential to bone health
Olive oil is a great alternative to other fats and oils currently available in the market. Food.news has more about olive oil and the Mediterranean diet.
Originally posted: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-08-07-olive-oil-can-lower-your-risk-of-blood-clot.html
Author: Stephanie Diaz
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|White supremacy paranoia is a massive HOAX perpetrated by the toxic media that pushes hatred, bigotry and lawlessness |
Posted: 08 Aug 2019 07:33 AM PDT
Though the Left has been seething with animosity over what it perceives as America’s ‘white-dominated’ society for years, in the lead-up to the 2020 election they have come out and made hating white people an official platform of the Democratic Party. And shame on the party’s officials and leaders for allowing it to happen.
In particular, the hatred is manifested in the establishment media-created and driven lie that a) “white supremacy” and “white nationalism” are one in the same; b) both are a major problem; and c) white supremacists are everywhere (especially at rallies held by POTUS Donald Trump).
It’s all a fabrication, mind you. The fact is we probably couldn’t fill a college football stadium with the number of actual, avowed “white supremacists” in America, and in a nation of nearly 330 million people that’s saying something.
On his Fox News program Tuesday, Tucker Carlson took on this socially destructive and politically divisive false narrative, labeling it the latest Democrat-derived fabrication being employed ahead of next year’s elections after the Robert Mueller investigation failed to drive POTUS from office.
White supremacy “actually is not a real problem in America,” Carlson began, noting that it’s “a hoax” and “a conspiracy theory used to divide the country.”
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Democrats have really gone into overdrive with the ‘white supremacist/white nationalist’ lie following the El Paso, Texas, shooting last weekend. It didn’t take long at all for the media to blame the president’s “divisive, anti-immigrant rhetoric” for the incident once it was reported that the shooter wrote a manifesto blaming a “Hispanic invasion” in part for his act (never mind that he also specifically said that his feelings towards Hispanics “predated” the Trump presidency).
“Almost everything the Left says today is projection,” , pointing out that while they claim to be opposed to violence, they have no problems wishing for violence to be inflicted on Republican leaders like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, where one protester who showed up to his home following his shoulder fracture this week vocally wished for someone to “stab him in the heart.”
Democrats are spreading a “disgusting” message of “hate”
“In almost every single case they accuse you of exactly what they’re doing,” Carlson continued.
“In the wake of two mass shootings, they’ve been telling us the president is a hater. ‘He’s using race to divide us!’ they scream. ‘It’s wrong!’ Well, they’re right about the second part, it’s definitely wrong. But using race to divide us? That’s a core tenet of the Left,” Carlson noted further.
The Fox News host said that today’s Democrat Party uses “identity politics” to sort of divide and conquer the electorate, but that doing so means taking the fragile social fabric of a multicultural society and ripping it to shreds. (Related: Texas rep, brother of 2020 Dem candidate Joaquin Castro, ‘doxes’ Trump campaign supporters on Facebook.)
He then played clips of two 2020 Democratic presidential contenders — Robert “Beto” O’Rourke and Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.) — pandering to audiences about how America was “founded on racism” and still exists under laws that essentially codify racism and inequality, though there are constitutional amendments and a host of civil rights laws that say otherwise.
“What you’re watching everyday is a systematic effort by the Left to undermine the institutions that hold this country together,” Carlson told viewers. “Chief among those institutions, in this and all societies, throughout time, is law enforcement. Our justice system.”
Carlson then played several clips of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders all of whom claimed to audiences that police in America are racist and that they specifically single out and target black men — despite there being no evidence to prove the allegations.
“Dividing us? Oh yes, they’re dividing us,” Carlson said, noting that their claims are “disgusting.”
Originally posted: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-08-07-white-supremacy-paranoia-is-a-massive-hoax-perpetrated-by-the-toxic-media.html
Author: JD Heyes
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