15 Sep

Health News Choose virgin olive oil for heart benefits

Cooking with olive oil is much healthier than other cooking oils because of its monounsaturated fat content, which can help lower total cholesterol levels. The August issue of Mayo Clinic Women’s HealthSource offered tips on choosing an olive oil: In a study, virgin olive oil appears to have the greatest benefits for a healthy heart. […]

13 Sep

There’s oil, then there’s “oil.”

By Jody Godfrey, Olive oil (not Popeye’s girl) is the “oil” and it is worth its weight in gold! The general health benefits of this oil are many as it is a monounsaturated fat. However, the fatty acid part of the story is just that … only a part. Cold-pressed, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) […]

06 Sep

Olive Oil, Your Health, Your Kitchen

By Núria Roig, Extra virgin olive oil has become such a symbol of healthy eating that it is hard to believe that it was once accused of increasing the harmful cholesterol. It was a fat, so it had to be bad for us. Fortunately, we left those times behind and now olive oil and most […]

20 Aug

Virgin olive oil may help keep blood clot-free

Eating foods prepared with olive oils that are rich in phenols, substances though to have beneficial effects on the heart, may help ward off harmful blood clots in people with high cholesterol, Spanish researchers report. “Our findings provide new evidence of the healthy effects of virgin olive oil,” Dr. Francisco Perez-Jimenez of Reina Sofia University […]

11 Aug

Mediterranean Diet: Why You Should Make Extra Virgin Olive Oil Part of Your Diet

By Emilia Klapp, The abundant use of olives and extra virgin olive oil truly defines the traditional Mediterranean Diet. In fact it is the principal fat source and the culinary foundation for Mediterranean cuisine. Why? For centuries, olive oil has been a major player in the low incidence of heart disease among Mediterranean populations. Extensive […]