Do you savor golden-green olive oil, drizzled over vine-ripe tomatoes, roasted veggies and colorful salads? If so, you may be helping to guard against one of the most prevalent degenerative diseases – diabetes.

A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examined the relationship between specific fatty acids in the blood and how the body metabolizes glucose.

After a three-week, high saturated fat diet, 31 subjects with impaired glucose tolerance – also known as pre-diabetes – were put on a “Mono” (primarily monounsaturated fats) or “Poly” (primarily polyunsaturated fats ) diet for eight weeks.

The study, conducted at the University of Kuopio, Finland, found that those subjects with higher amounts of oleic acid, a monounsaturated from olive oil, and alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid, had the most improvement in fasting plasma glucose.

For years we’ve known that monounsaturated-rich olive oil, common in the Mediterranean diet, helps to reduce inflammation and heart disease risk. Now you can add diabetes protection to olive oil’s long list of reputed health benefits

Health-e-Solutions comment: #TheRomanDiet is very high in monounsaturated fats from olive oil and #VeryLowGlycemic nuts. It comprises the largest portion of fat composition in this high healthy fat lifestyle. Our results – and the results of others who follow the Health-e-Solutions lifestyle – speak to the benefits of monounsaturated fats.

Health-e-Solutions Recipe e-BooksKey to successful implementation of the Health-e-Solutions lifestyle, is having great-tasting recipes the whole family can enjoy. To that end, we have created several recipe e-books from which to choose the options that best fit your needs. All of our immediately-downloadable recipe e-book options are specially designed for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes who want to make a healthier diet a priority. Both of our type 1 diabetic boys and our whole family enjoy these delicious recipes with great #BloodSugarControl.