Is your olive oil fake?

Fake Olive Oil? 4 Ways to Tell If Your Olive Oil is Legit

Olive oil has long been prized for the rich flavor it provides to a wide variety of foods - from meats and fish to vegetables and even baked goods. And in recent years, scientists have discovered that the benefits of olive oil go far beyond culinary. Rich in monounsaturated fats and antioxidant nutrients called polyphenols, olive oil has been found to: Increase levels of beneficial HDL … [Read more...]

monounsaturated fats and heart disease

Monounsaturated Fats and Heart Disease (Protect Your Heart with FAT!)

Healthy oils, nuts and seeds aren't just pleasing to the palette. They can also provide powerful protection for your heart. Monounsaturated Fats and Heart Disease:  A Healthy Fat Diet Trumps a Low-Fat Diet for Heart Health Research conducted at the State University of New York found that consuming a moderate fat diet providing monounsaturated fatty acids offers more benefits to the heart than a … [Read more...]

lard

Lard: A Health Food That Will Shock You

I have a confession to make: I’m a recovering vegetarian. I didn’t shun meat for ethical reasons… although I do believe that all animals should be treated respectfully and humanely (even the ones we are raising for food). The reason I shunned meat is because I once believed that animal foods were unhealthy. I believed that they contributed to chronic illnesses like cancer and heart … [Read more...]

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