09 Nov

Some Facts About Olive Oil

What is the difference among “Virgin”, “Extra virgin”, “Fine” and “refined” olive oil? Will olive oil loses its nutritional value when heated ? How to store Olive oil ? You will get your answers after reading this. By Laura Ng, Why do we use olive oil ? Olive oil contains monounsaturated fatty acids, or oleic […]

13 Oct

Is Olive Oil The Healthier Choice?

Could olive oil be your way to healthy eating? Chief Alex Rodriguez of Miami’s Baptist Hospital and a slew of others think so. Alex loves to cook, and he loves to cook healthy. So at Miami’s Baptist Hospital he serves up lean meats and loads of vegetables with a splash of olive oil. “I use […]

02 Oct

Olives rich in antioxidants, but are also high in sodium

By Ginger Patterson, The olive is probably the most mentioned fruit in literature and is cited as far back as Homer, the Bible and the Quran. It is grown on a short, squat, gnarled tree that is native to the eastern Mediterranean, particularly Lebanon and Northern Iraq. These trees can live for hundreds of years; […]

25 Sep

The Skinny on Oils

Article by Tara Parker-Pope, Photo by Peter DaSilva, Cooking oil is one of the most common ingredients in any household cupboard. But how much do you really know about it? I found a great primer on the subject in, surprisingly, the latest “Supermarket Smarts” column of Diabetes Self-Management magazine. Registered dietitian Lea Ann Holzmeister of […]

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. […]