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Baking with Olive Oil Instead of Butter

Using olive oil for baking is a familiar feature of Mediterranean cooking. While it may sound a bit odd, baking with olive oil has actually been done for centuries. Olive oil gives cakes and cookies a light texture and can be used with confidence in lieu of butter or other oils. It best to use a lower intensity, late harvest …

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6 BEST FATS FOR LOSING FAT

Are you afraid to eat fat? Well, you shouldn’t be. Healthy fats provide a wide array of health benefits, up to and including more efficient fat loss. We need adequate fat to support metabolism, cell signaling, the health of various body tissues, immunity, hormone production, and the absorption of many nutrients (such as vitamins A and D). They help reduce …

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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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Rock Cod Ceviche with UP Hojiblanca

The success of this ceviche is predicated on the quality and freshness of the fish, as well as the specific olive oil you use. Beyond being mindful about these two factors, this is an exceedingly easy dish to dazzle your seafood loving guests with. Ingredients 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice 2 tablespoons Honey-Serrano Vinegar or Jalapeno White Balsamic Vinegar …

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ALL ABOUT OLIVE OIL

WHAT IS OLIVE OIL? “Olive oil” is how we refer to the oil obtained from the fruit of olive trees. People have been eating olive oil for thousands of years and it is now more popular than ever, thanks to its many proven health benefits and its culinary usefulness. Olives can only grow in certain regions, yet millions of people …

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Soybean Oil: One Of The Most Harmful Ingredients In Processed Foods

Processed food is perhaps the most damaging aspect of most people’s diet, contributing to poor health and chronic disease. One of the primary culprits is high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), the dangers of which I touch on in virtually every article on diet I write. The second culprit is partially hydrogenated soybean oil. These two ingredients, either alone or in …

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14 Steps to Cut Out Processed Food

We took our own pledge for 100 days in part to convince others that they could follow our same “real food” rules for only 10 days. We realize not everyone is keen on the idea of going “cold turkey” with the 10 Days of Real Foodpledge though, which is why we also developed 14 weeks of mini-pledges. If taking baby …

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