Category Archives: Health

6 Dishes that Will Get Kids to Eat Their Vegetables

Sad fact: Many kids are picky when it comes to eating vegetables. One solution: Serve the veggies by way of another kid-friendly dish. That could mean grilled cheese with eggplant or arugula, quesadillas with mushrooms, pasta with broccoli … . … Continue reading

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Back-to-School Tips, Recipes for Healthy, Kid-Friendly Meals

Being a maker of extra virgin olive oil, we’re a bit obsessed about healthy eating – and that extends to children, both in school and at home. With kids now back to school, many are eating lunches served by the … Continue reading

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Why Kids Need Healthy Fats (Hint: Good for Body & Brain)

Children need some fats and oils to be healthy and to grow properly. Healthy fat also is considered good for brain health. The key: the type of fat. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends children get their oils from fish, nuts, avocados, and liquid oils … Continue reading

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Culinary Rx: How to Cure the Sad Office Desk Lunch

It’s called the “sad desk lunch” – the point that an estimated 62 percent of American office workers often eat their lunch in the same spot they work all day. The website Food52 has countered with suggestions for how to … Continue reading

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Healthy Eating Tips For Dining Out At Restaurants

For working adults, dining out while on business can be a crapshoot. You and your dining partners may be lucky and land at a restaurant offering plenty of healthy, flavorful menu options – not to mention reasonable serving sizes. Or … Continue reading

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Waterbar Chef Parke Ulrich’s Tips on Healthy Dining at a Restaurant or Work

Lunch can present a minefield for working adults. It may mean dining at restaurants that serve gargantuan portions. Or it may mean bringing an unsatisfying, unhealthy prepackaged lunch to the office. Parke Ulrich knows a thing or two about food … Continue reading

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Olive Oil + Lettuce “Explain” Why Med Diet Can Be Good For Heart – Study

The combination of extra virgin olive oil and leafy greens or other vegetables is a key reason why the Mediterranean diet can be good for your heart, a new study suggests.  The findings, according to researchers, “help to explain” why … Continue reading

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Studies: Mediterranean Diet May Cut Diabetes Risk, And Slow Disease

More good news on the health front. Two studies suggest eating a Mediterranean-style diet may lower your risk of diabetes – or, if you’ve contracted the disease, slow its progression more effectively than a low-fat diet. The Mediterranean diet is … Continue reading

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Nutritionist Ed Blonz On Healthy Eating, Olive Oil, Pantry Essentials

Ed Blonz is a busy guy: He’s a nutritionist, a consultant, an award-winning writer, and a professor. His syndicated column, “On Nutrition,” runs weekly in newspapers nationally  and internationally. He’s won the James Beard Foundation Award for his writing. And … Continue reading

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Firefighters On Mediterranean-Style Diet Show Better Heart Health – Study

When it comes to heart health, firefighters who eat a Mediterranean-type diet may have a leg up on their colleagues who go for sugary drinks and fast foods, a new study suggests. Among a large group of Midwestern firefighters, those … Continue reading

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