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The Olive Oil Diet

Gourmand World Cookbook Awards - Diet for the Public category (UK), 2017

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781472138460

Price: £14.99

ON SALE: 15th September 2016

Genre: Health & Personal Development

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Winner of the World Best Mediterranean Cuisine Book – the Dun Gifford Prize – in the Gourmand Best in World awards, also the National Best Diet Book in the ‘for the public’ category.

‘Useful, attractive and captivating’ Olive Oil Times

Is it true that two tablespoons of olive oil a day can halve your risk of heart disease and help sustain weight loss?

Can olive oil kill cancer cells, fight Alzheimer’s Disease, revive a failing heart and even turn off bad genes?

The Olive Oil Diet takes an authoritative look at the science behind the headlines. Recent studies have shown that a diet based around olive oil will significantly improve your health, well-being and vitality. It will also help you maintain a healthy weight and avoid heart disease, stroke and diseases such as cancer, diabetes and dementia.

All olive oils are not the same, however. This book also explores the effects of diverse varieties of olives, growing techniques and oil-production methods on the health-giving properties – and flavour – of different oils. With over 100 delicious recipes, it points the way to those extra virgin oils and food combinations that are likely to do you the most good.

This fascinating journey to the heart of the Mediterranean reveals the extraordinary health secrets of nature’s original superfood.

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A refreshing wake-up call to living the way we used to do. A perfect balance between science and easy reading. Something people can read, and then base their 'diet' around.
Joe Hurd, chef and BBC presenter
Highly recommended for anyone who wants to improve their health and enjoy delicious eating at the same time.
Harriet, shinynewbooks.co.uk
This is the go-to book for facts on the health benefits of olive oil and how to switch to the Mediterranean diet every day.
Professor Tim Spector, author of The Diet Myth
A must read, The Olive Oil Diet brings fascinating new perspectives on the Mediterranean Diet with olive oil - the essential ingredient at its heart. A practical guide to make the Mediterranean Diet part of everyday life.
Ian Marber, nutrition consultant and columnist, founder of The Food Doctor
History, culture, tradition and science: the secrets of olive oil, the most important contributing dietary factor for better health and longevity of the Mediterranean diet. You will find everything inside this enjoyable book, which will surpass all expectations.
Professor Francesco Sofi, Professor of Food Science and Clinical Nutrition, University of Florence
I can't help but think that if all of the world's leaders were to read this book and promote the implementation of its recommendations, we would see a lot less premature death and morbidity. Our population would shrink in girth. Diabetes and hypertension would be relegated to the genetically less fortunate...
Dr Melissa Shirley Walton MD, Cardiologist, Medscape
This is a great book, highlighting the huge scientific trial showing that a diet rich in olive oil can cut heart attacks by almost a third. This is better than statins and without worrying side effects.
Professor Simon Capewell, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Liverpool
The combination of these two experts - Dr Simon Poole and Judy Ridgway - guarantees total understanding of both the nutrition science and the culinary applications around extra virgin olive oil. If you're not already, you will be a convert to the everyday use of olive oil - for good health and great taste.
Sara Baer-Sinnott, President, Oldways
Not only a thoroughly enjoyable read, but also the most scientifically comprehensive book on one of nature's best medicines.
Dr Aseem Malhotra, cardiologist