Category Archives: Health

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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Study: Mediterranean Diet High in Olive Oil, Nuts May Help Leg Arteries

I’m amazed about the positive news continuing to flow out about the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet. The latest: New research suggests people who stick to a Mediterranean diet high in extra virgin olive oil or nuts may reduce … Continue reading

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Health: Why Cooking Your Veggies In Olive Oil Is Better Vs. Boiling/Steaming

Mary Flynn is a nationally recognized expert on the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil, particularly when it comes to weight loss and fighting cancer – notably breast and prostate cancers.  Flynn, a nutritionist, is an associate professor of medicine … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Diet May Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes – Study

More good news on the Mediterranean diet front. Sticking to a Mediterranean diet rich in extra virgin olive oil may lower the risk of diabetes – even when people don’t lose weight or exercise more, a new study suggests. In … Continue reading

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Checklist: Stocking A Healthy Pantry To Make Delicious Meals

Happy 2014! I hope your holidays were relaxing … and delicious. After all the fabulous foods my colleagues and I indulged in over the holidays, we’re ready to get a healthy start to 2014. Call it a “New Year, New … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Diet Key to Dementia Fight – Not Drugs, Doctors Argue

More news on the Mediterranean diet front. A group of leading doctors this month declared the fight against dementia should be focused on the health benefits of eating a Mediterranean diet – not on “dubious” drugs. In an open letter … Continue reading

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Recipe Makeover – How To Substitute Olive Oil For Butter In Baking

During my 25-plus years in the olive oil business, one of the thrilling changes I’ve seen has occurred at restaurants: More and more offer cakes and other baked desserts made with extra virgin olive oil, instead of butter. Home bakers, … Continue reading

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Women Who Eat Med. Diet In Midlife Linked To Healthy Aging – Study

Evidence keeps piling up about the potential health benefits of a Mediterranean diet. The latest: Middle-aged women who eat a Mediterranean-style diet – rich in vegetables, fruit, whole grains, seafood and olive oil – may face better odds of reaching … Continue reading

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Women Who Watch Weight, Eat Med. Diet May Boost Fertility – Experts

Women who watch their weight and adhere to a Mediterranean-style diet – high in vegetables, vegetables oils like olive oil, fish and beans – may boost their odds of becoming pregnant, say dietitians at Loyola University Health System (LUHS) near … Continue reading

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