Autophagy is a Greek word and the literal translation is “self eating”. For all of us non-technical folks, autophagy is the process of the body cleansing itself (an innate recycling program turning old cells into new healthy cells)
While the average American consumes ~1kg of olive oil per person per year, Greeks consume about 20x that amount. Here's why you should make it a habit to add generous amounts of high antioxidant content olive oil to your diet.
Change up your diet. Want to live to celebrate your hundredth birthday? It’s going to take a lot less birthday cake, and more fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats. But don’t think you have to completely give up all the good things in life, the secret to a long life also includes wine and naps.
Don’t be duped into buying second-rate “EVOO.” The next time you head to the grocery store for dinner ingredients, you’ll want to be wary of misleading labels—mainly, olive oil brands that claim their blends are “extra-virgin.” It turns out, most of the olive oil varieties at your local supermarket aren’t exactly 100% authentic.