This KITCHEN CURE can wipe away dementia damage
A few years back, extra-virgin olive oil was just about the trendiest thing in the kitchen.
People actually held TASTING PARTIES for the stuff!
These days it’s not quite as hot – but don’t let that keep it from your own kitchen.
Because trendy or not, EVOO can do something that no other cooking oil can promise…
It can WIPE OUT some of the worst damage linked to cognitive decline and dementia – and maybe even save you from the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease!
What the TAU is going on here?!?
One of the hallmarks of dementia is a toxic tangle called tau that builds up in the brain and causes the signals inside to go dark.
It’s like a small army of gremlins cutting off the power between neurons.
But olive oil is a great detoxifier – and when mice bred to be prone to tau were given EVOO, their tau levels plunged by 60 percent.
- Did better on memory tests;
- Found their way through a maze faster;
- Had better synapse function; and
- Had more neuroplasticity.
Now, it’s not just that extra-virgin olive oil is good for you (although that’s certainly a big part of it) …
The study doesn’t get into it, but the other options many people use are downright bad for you, including cheap blended vegetable oils… and especially canola oil.
One study on mice with a rodent form of Alzheimer’s found that just six months of canola oil led to both rapidly worsening memory loss and weight gain.
Clearly, you don’t just want to add EVOO.
You need to actively AVOID this other stuff (and not just in your own cooking – vegetable oils are often used in processed foods, so call it one more reason to eat fresh).
Don’t run off to the store on stock up on the “EVOO” just yet, my friend.
See, there’s a little scam they’re running right now. A form of food fraud that’s both infuriating and potentially dangerous.
Unscrupulous manufacturers are taking advantage of a hot market for extra-virgin olive oil by slapping that label on everything… even when it’s not true.
Some jars of extra-virgin olive oil are cheaper forms of olive oil.
Worse yet, some are cut with the dangerously unhealthy vegetable oils that you want to avoid.
And some of them contain NO extra-virgin olive oil at all!
In 2016, the National Consumers League found that six of 11 “extra-virgin” olive oils they tested did not meet extra virgin standards. If you have a Trader Joe’s near you, you’re in luck: Two of the five that passed came from the retailer.
In another study, Costco’s Kirkland Signature label not only passed the test for EVOO but also came in tops for polyphenol content.
Don’t have Trader Joe’s? Don’t want to buy a Costco-sized tub of oil? UC Davis did its own experiments a few years back and found single producers and co-ops in the United States pretty much always delivered real EVOO.
Once again, it pays off to patronize small (and ideally local) producers over the big conglomerates.