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Fermented Foods: Feeding Your Second Brain

There are 10 times more bacteria in your gut than total cells in your body. All those microscopic critters can either help or hurt. For thousands of years humans have used this ancient method to extend the usefulness of food. The Greeks called it ’alchemy.’ Not the kind where you’d attempt to change base metals into gold. No. They discovered that the chemical …

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10 Things You Need to Know About Olive Oil

1. Eating it can save your life Olive oil consumption has been found to be effective against cancer, diabetes, heart disease — even osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s. SEE MORE: The Health benefits of Olive Oil There are a lot of things you can do to live longer — this one is easy.   2. There’s virgin, and there’s refined Extra virgin …

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Breakfast with High-Phenol EVOO Reduces Inflammation Linked to Diabetes, Heart Disease

A new study published in Food Chemistry shows that adding phenol-rich olive oil to breakfast successfully lowers the inflammation linked to metabolic syndrome. Inflammation is associated with metabolic syndrome, an increasingly common condition characterized by the presence of three of the following pathologies in an individual: obesity (particularly abdominal fat), high blood pressure, a low level of “good” HDL cholesterol, …

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10 Reasons You Should Be Eating More Olives

Olives are one of the oldest and healthiest foods known to man.  They were grown widely, traded and eaten in the ancient Mediterranean, and stone mortars and presses used for olive oil extraction date as far back as 5000 BC!  The wood from the trees were used for fuel and construction, and the olive fruit and oil remain one of …

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