Extra Virgin Olive Oil Wins


Olive oil wins out over all others. A recent research from Harvard Medical School confirms this: It reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Between coconut oil and olive oil it is the second to win the challenge of the healthiest. This is the conclusion of a work published on the Harvard Medical School blog, where the researcher Emily Gelsomin reviewed some of the most recent scientific studies, that put in comparison the two products in the spotlight.

Harvard Medical School

In another work, published recently in the “Journal of American College of Cardiology” it emerges that the replacement of margarine, butter or mayonnaise with olive oil is related to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. According to the analysis, the consumption of half a tablespoon per day would reduce the risk of developing this type of pathology.

With regard to these extraordinary studies, if you want to recognize the real extra virgin olive oil, please, read this post (Extra virgin olive oil, which is the best?), which lists the tricks to not make mistakes.

Coconut Oil

Furthermore, a third research published in the review “Circulation“, would demonstrate how coconut oil does not benefit the reduction of waist circumference or body fat, compared to other vegetable-based fats. In the work, however, reference is made to the increase in ‘bad’ cholesterol, the LDL, associated with an increase in the risk of heart disease. A previous work published in the British Open Medical Journal examined the extra virgin coconut oil which however, put in comparison with the extra virgin olive oil for 4 weeks, did not produce that precise increase in LDL cholesterol.

Conclusively, the benefits of not using tropical vegetable oils remain very promising, making olive oil a natural choice in the kitchen, according to mentioned medical magazines.

The search for beauty: Calabria




Now will I recall God’s works; what I have seen, I will describe.

National Park of Sila

At God’s word were his works brought into being;

Scilla, the sea (Reggio Calabria)

they do his will as he has ordained for them.



As the rising sun is clear to all, so the glory of the LORD fills all his works;

“Arco Magno”


Yet even God’s holy ones must fail in recounting the wonders of the LORD, Though God has given these, his hosts, the strength to stand firm before his glory.

San Francesco di Paola


He plumbs the depths and penetrates the heart;

Scilla, the doors on the sea

their innermost being he understands.

Seaside at Reggio Calabria

The Most High possesses all knowledge, and sees from of old the things that are to come:

Chianalea (Scilla, Reggio Calabria)


He makes known the past and the future, and reveals the deepest secrets.



No understanding does he lack; no single thing escapes him.

Cattolica di Stilo


Perennial is his almighty wisdom; he is from all eternity one and the same,

God is Love(John)


With nothing added, nothing taken away; no need of a counselor for him!



How beautiful are all his works! even to the spark and the fleeting vision!

Giant Pines of Fallistro (Sila)


The universe lives and abides forever; to meet each need, each creature is preserved.

Morano Calabro


All of them differ, one from another, yet none of them has he made in vain,

Love, love is the answer…

For each in turn, as it comes, is good;

San Nicola Arcella

can one ever see enough of their splendor?