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The Mediterranean Diet will make you live longer and have fewer illnesses. Myth or Magic?

The Mediterranean Diet was “discovered” by an American researcher called Ancel Keys in the 1950’s. His research project was far from ideal and would not withstand a modern peer review, but one of his findings was inescapable. Men living in Japan and in Mediterranean countries were living longer and suffering from less heart disease. It […]

What happened to Barry Marshall when he drank a dish of bacteria?! And what has that got to do with Jarrah honey?

Brave Barry Marshall conducted one of the most famous experiments reported in scientific journals. He suspected that stomach ulcers were caused by a bacterium called helicobacter pylori, rather than stress or acidic food as was generally believed. To prove it, he and his research partner Robin Warren, cultured a petri dish full of these bacteria […]

IOC Market Newsletter features table olives with interesting health messages

The latest edition of the IOC Market Newsletter features table olives with interesting health messages! TABLE OLIVES Research on table olives has shown that the consumption of this product can strengthen consumers’ natural immune systems. Table olives could be the main fermented probiotic vegetable product sold in the future. The latest data provided by researchers […]