Everyone knows that zombies have a poor diet – they eat far too much red meat, they have digestive issues, they don’t exercise enough and they consume almost no vegetables and fruit in their diet.  This can lead to a poor health and nutritional balance and possibly severe chronic inflammation.  We want to help better understand the health needs of zombies have in this world and help them achieve a better nutritional balance.

Inflammation and the Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Olive Oil

Recently the CDC started an educational series on zombies and the apocalypse. But more than just the apocalypse, our concern is for the long-term health and longevity of zombies due to their poor eating habits.  Too much red meat and saturated fats in their diet can cause chronic inflammation.  In fact, studies show that 95% of zombies have undiagnosed chronic health issues of joint pain, stiffness (most likely osteoarthritis) and metabolic disorders that keep them from digesting their meals properly.  And their immune system response is just terrible.  Have you ever seen a zombie fight off a cold or a serious virus?  I didn’t think so.  Inflammation is the cause for these diseases, or for the aggravation of these diseases.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says that consuming extra virgin olive oil, daily, is a natural way to fight off chronic inflammation in your body and that may contribute to so many dangerous chronic diseases.  In fact, because of the prevalence of the Mediterranean Diet, there are reported to be far less zombies with chronic disease in Europe than in the United States.  Olive oils, especially extra virgin olive oils that are enriched with olive polyphenols have anti-inflammatory ingredients, antioxidants and heart-healthy, monounsaturated fats that help fight these diseases.*

Scientists refer to the polyphenols in olive oils as “reducing agents”.  Olive polyphenols can “scavenge” for the reactive oxygen species (ROS) which can cause free radicals and cell damage.  And after a long day of scavenging for a tasty brain meal, zombies could use reduced free radicals and less cell damage.*

Inflammation in the Brain

Several Alzheimer’s and Parkinsons studies have been conducted to see the possible impact of the reduction of inflammation in the brain from olive polyphenols.  Brain tissue itself is characterized by two things: one is the high level of oxygen consumption by the brain and the second is the high level of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in the brain.  These two factors can lead to a high level of oxidative stress and free radical production that can lead to reactive oxygen species (ROS) build up.

Fortunately, crossing the blood-brain-barrier and reducing oxidative stress and inflammation in brain tissue is something that natural hydroxytyrosol can do very well.*  The oleuropeins enhance the autophagy function in the brain cells , and the hydroxytyrosol can inhibit oxidation activities by the brain.*  While eating brains, your zombie friends may ward off dementia, Parkinsons and Alzheimer’s just by adding some polyphenol-rich olive oil to their meals.

Anti-Oxidants in Olive Oil

Oleuropeins in polyphenol-enriched EVOO (PEEVOO) have significant anti-oxidant properties and can reduce aging of tissues as well as prevent atherosclerosis (plaque formation in the arteries).  This can be particularly visible in the skin health of zombies who often seem to have rapidly wrinkling, aging and rotting skin.  Pouring a little olive oil and gently massaging it into their faces, arms and legs (if they have them) could rejuvenate their skin.  Check out our article on this here.

Which Oliventures’ Products are Best for Zombies?

Although our CardiOlive® 25x polyphenol-enriched EVOO is a delicious, and specially formulated and extra virgin olive oil that is great for cooking and consumption, zombies largely eat on the run (or walk!) and they don’t take time to prepare healthy meals or sit down to enjoy them much.  For them, we recommend the convenience of a soft gel capsule or olive oil-based softgel supplements that they can take with them each day.  A handful of OliPura® Advanced would provide them as much polyphenol power as three to four bottles of standard olive oil.  Without the unwanted calories, zombies could  maintain their attractive body shape while on the move each day.  Because of their joint, and overall metabolic issues, we recommend that all zombies consider either taking a regular regimen of  OliPura® Joint or our OliPura® Advanced supplements.

References

Oxidative Stress and Inflammation: What Polyphenols Can Do for Us?’

* Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  We do not claim to be able to heal any diseases in zombies with our products.