Olive oil is one of the world's oldest foods and is the cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet - a diet that sustains some of the healthiest populations and is associated with a low rate of cardiovascular disease. The health benefits of olive oil are so extensive that it's considered a functional food.
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Diets are made to fail. I say this with confidence because statistically it's true - ninety five percent of the people who start a diet won't lose weight or keep it off. But we are ever hopeful. Like our waistlines, the list of diet books on display at the local bookstore or on the top ten list is ever expanding. Every day people start a new diet, firmly believing that this time, this diet will actually work. So what's wrong with this picture? Why do so many diets fail and what can we do to turn those statistics around? Diets fail for three main reasons:
Whether you’re a serious athlete or a recreational exerciser, it’s important to make sure you stay hydrated before, during, and after exercise, especially during the hot summer when we are likely to lose even more fluid through increased perspiration. For workouts that last less than an hour, simple water is all one needs to stay hydrated, but for longer workouts it's important to replace lost electrolytes.
One of the oldest surviving tree species on the planet, Ginkgo biloba is an extraordinarily hardy tree. Growing to a height of over 120 feet, the ginkgo is resistant to disease, insects, fungus and modern day pollution. In fact, Charles Darwin called the Ginkgo tree a "living fossil". Though we never want to be called a fossil, we do want to be strong and hardy into old age - so it's interesting to note that this long surviving herb has been effectively used as an anti-aging supplement for over four thousand years.
Wouldn't it be nice if there was one supplement that could neutralize free radicals, fend off disease, protect our vital organs and energize us from head to toe? Actually, there is - and it's already inside of us. It's called coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10).