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Is Olive Oil Heart-Healthy?


Is olive oil a heart-healthy food? I get this question often and the topic was again raised recently at a vegan food festival I attended. While it may be less unhealthy to consume fats in olive oil than in foods containing saturated fat, it should not be considered a health food. The popularity of olive oil as a health food seemed rise following the publication of a study which touted the cardiovascular benefits of a Mediterranean diet including olive oil versus a standard American diet. In actuality, the benefits seen in the Mediterranean diet were due to higher intake of plant-based [...]

Is Olive Oil Heart-Healthy?2018-11-23T13:23:53+00:00

Oh She Glows Crowd Pleasing Caesar Salad


Oh She Glows Crowd Pleasing Caesar Salad Who doesn't love a great Caesar salad? The cool crisp romaine, the crunchy croutons, and the creamy dressing that makes it come together perfectly! The problem is, the traditional Caesar dressing is full of calories, being in large part made up of olive oil and egg yolks. While cardiovascular benefits of olive oil have been demonstrated as part of a Mediterranean diet, oil is a processed food which lacks most of the nutrition found in the original fruit (in this case, the olive). The healthy monounsaturated fats provide a much greater health [...]

Oh She Glows Crowd Pleasing Caesar Salad2018-04-27T09:07:12+00:00