Doctor Grandma’s Ingredient Fact Sheet

May 22, 2010 in Doctor Grandmas by Webmaster

Whole Wheat

  • Eating whole grains may reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, and obesity. In addition, bowel health is benefited by consuming whole grains.
  • Women who consumed more whole grains typically weigh less than those who ate less fiber-rich foods. More interestingly, those consuming the most of their dietary fiber from whole grains were 49% less likely to gain weight compared to those eating foods made from refined grains. (Harvard Medical School, November 2003)
  • Eating foods high in insoluble fiber, such as cereals and breads made from whole wheat, can help women avoid gallstones.
  • Whole grains contain protective antioxidants in quantities rivaling or exceeding those in fruits and vegetables.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the finest quality olive oil on the market. The oil must be extracted by mechanical or other physical means, have excellent aroma and taste, which are determined by an organoleptic score of at least 6.5, and have a free fatty acid level (expressed as oleic acid) of not more than 0.8%. (IOOC trade standard)
  • A scientific study suggests oleic acid, the main monounsaturated fatty acid in Olive Oil, could help protect against a particularly aggressive breast cancer gene called Her-2/neu.
  • Other studies in recent years have shown Olive Oil can lower "bad," low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, help digestion, stave off aging and decrease the risk of coronary disease.
  • Pennsylvania biologist Gary Beauchamp found a chemical that acted like ibuprofen in Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Scientists believe inflammation plays an important part in a variety of chronic diseases like stroke, heart disease, and breast and lung cancer.
  • Lower acidity oils, such as Extra Virgin Olive Oil, tend to have more anti-oxidants. Anti-oxidants in Extra Virgin Olive Oil may help prevent heart disease.