Olive oil , fish oil and vitamin D

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    Jul 31, 2020 8:45 PM GMT
    According to this doctor, if you wanna live healthy , all you need to do is drink at least 1 litre of olive oil per week , consume high amounts of vitamin D and lot of fish oil high in DHA


    it was actually interesting to listen to
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    Jul 31, 2020 10:49 PM GMT
    It was an interesting discussion but some of the things this doctor suggested sound a bit over the top. He has some outstanding advice but he expects us to just change everything in our diets literally all at once. I am well aware of the many benefits of olive oil.
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    Aug 01, 2020 12:22 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    It was an interesting discussion but some of the things this doctor suggested sound a bit over the top. He has some outstanding advice but he expects us to just change everything in our diets literally all at once. I am well aware of the many benefits of olive oil.

    I was not aware of its benefits for most of my life. Had never used it knowingly, was never used in my childhood home. I guess I musta had some in prepared foods without knowing.

    My late partner cooked with it, introduced me to it. I was in my 50s! But I’m very naive about some things, and until after I retired, extremely naive about food. I just viewed it as fuel.

    Today my guy uses olive oil for everything. And I’ve read how healthy olive oil is.

    Regarding individual doctors in the media, I tend to be dubious. And wonder what their agendas are. What might they be selling (literally), and why are they pushing these theories? Is it for US, or for THEM?

    So I mostly pass, and look for peer-reviewed studies done by trusted institutions, not solo doctors. Whom I think are trying to make a quick buck and a name for themselves. Nobel Prize for Medicine candidates they are not.
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    Aug 01, 2020 4:42 AM GMT
    The more bitter, the better
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    Aug 01, 2020 11:36 AM GMT
    Cal_ said
    The more bitter, the better

    Why? Your personal taste preference, or some other reason?
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    Aug 01, 2020 11:45 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    Cal_ said
    The more bitter, the better

    Why? Your personal taste preference, or some other reason?


    because of polyphenols - foods rich in polyphenols have powerful antioxidant properties apparently. Like cranberries, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, radishes and arugula. ...
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    Aug 01, 2020 2:25 PM GMT
    Cal_ said
    Art_Deco said
    Cal_ said
    The more bitter, the better

    Why? Your personal taste preference, or some other reason?

    because of polyphenols - foods rich in polyphenols have powerful antioxidant properties apparently. Like cranberries, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, radishes and arugula. ...

    Interesting. And all foods I like to eat. I don’t even think of them as bitter, just tasty.

    I don’t eat them because of their antioxidant properties, I was eating them before those terms came into common usage. But I’ve always contended that when I just eat what my body likes, I eat wisely, without being consciously wise.

    But now how is olive oil bitter? We honestly have dozens of kinds of olive oil here (well, he is pure Italian/Sicilian), but I’ve never noticed any that are bitter to me. Are they called something? Certain brands?
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    Aug 01, 2020 2:34 PM GMT
    OK, I jumped the gun and asked the resident expert. He’s not aware of a bitter, but thought it might be “Robust” versus “Smooth”. Which has to do with which pressing the oil is taken from - the first or later.

    He knows the differences in terms of food applications, not antioxidants. You might use the robust for sautéing, the smooth or light for salads. He said robust also works well with “gassy” vegetables, like cabbage. He has robust, smooth, and light olive oil in his kitchen, and many seasoned varieties.

    I never knew those distinctions before. You learn something new every day.
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    Aug 01, 2020 2:47 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    Cal_ said
    Art_Deco said
    Cal_ said
    The more bitter, the better

    Why? Your personal taste preference, or some other reason?

    because of polyphenols - foods rich in polyphenols have powerful antioxidant properties apparently. Like cranberries, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, radishes and arugula. ...

    Interesting. And all foods I like to eat. I don’t even think of them as bitter, just tasty.

    I don’t eat them because of their antioxidant properties, I was eating them before those terms came into common usage. But I’ve always contended that when I just eat what my body likes, I eat wisely, without being consciously wise.

    But now how is olive oil bitter? We honestly have dozens of kinds of olive oil here (well, he is pure Italian/Sicilian), but I’ve never noticed any that are bitter to me. Are they called something? Certain brands?


    I don't know where you got the idea about olive oil being bitter. I did not mention that and that is not in the video either. Olive oil is healthy thanks to its fat content and antioxidants like oleocanthal, as well as oleuropein and best olive oil is extra virgin one.
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    Aug 01, 2020 2:57 PM GMT
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    I don't know where you got the idea about olive oil being bitter. I did not mention that and that is not in the video either. Olive oil is healthy thanks to its fat content and antioxidants like oleocanthal, as well as oleuropein and best olive oil is extra virgin one.

    roadbikeRob had just replied to your post, mentioning olive oil. And you posted: “The more bitter, the better.” The assumption was based on context.

    But not an uncommon problem with this textual form of communication. Why I much prefer verbal communication, and in person when possible. Where voice inflection, and body language, can convey the full meaning, with instant clarifications. Avoiding misunderstandings like I evidently just committed.

    A bonus for me, however, and perhaps others here, is that I learned more about olive oil. And yes, virtually all the olive oil we have here is extra virgin. Gawd knows what they serve you in those restaurant cruets, if it really is olive oil at all or Wesson.
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    Aug 01, 2020 5:23 PM GMT
    Strange how more Virgin olive oil is produced, than grapes available.
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    Aug 01, 2020 5:23 PM GMT
    Strange how more Virgin olive oil is produced, than grapes available.
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    Aug 01, 2020 5:24 PM GMT
    Twomen_inlove saidStrange how more Virgin olive oil is produced, than grapes available.



    why?
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    Aug 01, 2020 5:25 PM GMT
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    I don't know where you got the idea about olive oil being bitter. I did not mention that and that is not in the video either. Olive oil is healthy thanks to its fat content and antioxidants like oleocanthal, as well as oleuropein and best olive oil is extra virgin one.

    roadbikeRob had just replied to your post, mentioning olive oil. And you posted: “The more bitter, the better.” The assumption was based on context.

    But not an uncommon problem with this textual form of communication. Why I much prefer verbal communication, and in person when possible. Where voice inflection, and body language, can convey the full meaning, with instant clarifications. Avoiding misunderstandings like I evidently just committed.

    A bonus for me, however, and perhaps others here, is that I learned more about olive oil. And yes, virtually all the olive oil we have here is extra virgin. Gawd knows what they serve you in those restaurant cruets, if it really is olive oil at all or Wesson.


    that's the main thing and actually you did have a point as well - he does say polyphenols in olive oil and olives , he says in general polyphenols are bitter, well, obviously, polyphenols in olives are not bitter , although i do taste some bitterness in olives and olive oil.
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    Aug 01, 2020 5:39 PM GMT
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    Twomen_inlove saidStrange how more Virgin olive oil is produced, than grapes available.



    why?

    I've read that more alleged Virgin Olive oil is produced, than grapes to produce Virgin olive oil.
    Thus what olive oil may be in once pantry, may not be pure Virgin olive oil.
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    Aug 01, 2020 5:42 PM GMT
    Twomen_inlove said
    Cal_ said
    Twomen_inlove saidStrange how more Virgin olive oil is produced, than grapes available.



    why?

    I've read that more alleged Virgin Olive oil is produced, than grapes to produce Virgin olive oil.
    Thus what olive oil may be in once pantry, may not be pure Virgin olive oil.



    olive oil is produced from olives not grapes
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    Aug 01, 2020 9:09 PM GMT
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    that's the main thing and actually you did have a point as well - he does say polyphenols in olive oil and olives , he says in general polyphenols are bitter, well, obviously, polyphenols in olives are not bitter, although i do taste some bitterness in olives and olive oil.

    I taste no bitterness in any olive oil. Nor in olives themselves, unless they’re green Spanish olives with a pimento inside. And they’ve been stewing in my gin martini. icon_wink.gif

    But my guy told me about Robust versus Smooth, based on the pressing, and how best they’re used. So I learned that much, thanks to this thread. I’m always pleased to learn something new, just like my Dad was.

    And thanks to my Italian/Sicilian guy, I'm eating a more Mediterranean diet. That of course includes olives and olive oil. Versus a Northern European diet, my own heritage. I've read the Med diet is healthier. I sure hope it is for both of us!

    BTW, back to the OP topic you started, he also takes 8400 mg of Omega-3 every day, in gel tab form, along with vitamin D. His blood work is stellar, better than mine, though 15 years older than me.
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    Aug 02, 2020 5:34 PM GMT
    He’s is an interesting guy I would believe him more if he looked healthier but he has lost tons of weight since he diverted from Pharma based medicine. Probably to rich now to fear the AMA.
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    Aug 02, 2020 7:14 PM GMT
    Element1313 saidHe’s is an interesting guy I would believe him more if he looked healthier but he has lost tons of weight since he diverted from Pharma based medicine. Probably to rich now to fear the AMA.


    but how old is he ? it says he finished Yale university in 1972, so assume he started it around 1968? maybe? so he is born around 1950 that makes him around 70? For 70 he looks ok.
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    Aug 03, 2020 12:56 PM GMT
    Yeah, average but he looks every bit his age, except That in the states average would be 240 lbs and on several meds.

    quote][cite]Cal_ said[/cite]
    Element1313 saidHe’s is an interesting guy I would believe him more if he looked healthier but he has lost tons of weight since he diverted from Pharma based medicine. Probably to rich now to fear the AMA.


    but how old is he ? it says he finished Yale university in 1972, so assume he started it around 1968? maybe? so he is born around 1950 that makes him around 70? For 70 he looks ok.
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    Aug 03, 2020 6:09 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidIt was an interesting discussion but some of the things this doctor suggested sound a bit over the top. He has some outstanding advice but he expects us to just change everything in our diets literally all at once. I am well aware of the many benefits of olive oil.


    I think it takes lot of knowledge and education for the person to be able to change his/her diet and also intelligence, since there are so many options now in the store, there is quite lot of things one should be aware of to be healthier.
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    Aug 09, 2020 11:15 AM GMT
    Hahah, I was so right, the guy is born on 11 July 1950.