olive oil

Three foods that promote liver health

Summer cocktails can take a toll on your liver, but fear not, I’m not suggesting that you ditch the cocktails and cold ones! Of course, moderation is important, but if you enjoy a cocktail occasionally on a hot summer day, read on for some suggestions on how you can keep your liver healthy despite the […]

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Why I Love Olive Oil

It seems like every week, different oils become trendy: flax oil, grape seed oil, avocado oil. These oils certainly have their benefits, but I mostly stick to my time-tested favorite, olive oil. I have blogged about the Mediterranean diet before and how I feel it sets the stage for a heart-healthy lifestyle—olive oil is just […]

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Let’s Talk About Fat

Fat is often deemed the enemy; people fear that the fat they consume will end up on their midsection.  However, the truth is that not all fats are bad. In fact, we all need fat for survival; it is essential for brain, nerve, and skin cells to function properly and grow. Did you know that [...]
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Your heart hearts the Mediterranean Diet

As February, Heart Health Month, soon comes to a close, we must not forget to take our heart health seriously. Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 210,000 happen in [...]
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