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Olive Oil Health News: Mediterranean Diets and Tissue Repair

Olive Oil Health News: Mediterranean Diets and Tissue Repair

Last month we learned about how the olive oil-rich Mediterranean diet helps our bodies fight aging through olive oil’s anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as its ability to protect the length of our telomeres. This month we’re going to talk about how olive oil’s wonderful health properties assist our bodies in tissue repair. The belief that olive oil can heal tissue has actually been around for thousands of years. The “Balm of Gilead,” probably the most famous medicinal balm from the Holy Land, is believed by historians to have been made from two ingredients: 1) the resin of the...

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Olive Oil Health News: Mediterranean Diets and Better Aging

Olive Oil Health News: Mediterranean Diets and Better Aging

Sometimes it gets hard to figure out which rules of nutrition are correct. Remember when eggs were bad and you could only have one per week? Remember when we were supposed to stay away from butter and eat margarine instead to avoid the cholesterol? And what about fats? It doesn’t seem all that long ago that fat was bad and should be avoided as much as possible. Where is the truth in all this hullaballoo?   The Strengths and Weaknesses of Science The problem with science is that it’s…well, scientific. A curious researcher somewhere tests and studies a question until...

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Olive Oil and Vinegar in Colonial America

We Americans love our traditions. Whether national, regional, cultural, or just within our own families, traditions are treasured. Our ancestors were no different. Colonial America was made up of groups of people immigrating from different parts of the world looking for space that could be theirs and the freedom to live the way they wanted. All those different cultures coming together came to be referred to as a “melting pot.” A sort of homogenized soup of influences from Spain, Mexico, France, Scotland, Ireland, Africa, and wherever else people arrived from. Did our favorite food traditions exist then? We here at...

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Fun Fall DIY Projects You Can Do with Olive Oil Bottles

When you love good olive oil and balsamic vinegar flavors, you end up with a lot of empty bottles. Now what? If you live in an area that recycles class, wonderful, but many places don’t have that option. That leaves you either throwing the bottles away to sit in the landfill for centuries, or holding on to your empties at home. We have a better idea. Here are some fun DIY projects you can try to turn your old oil or vinegar bottles into pretty, useful items around the house.   How to Etch Glass in Four Easy Steps It...

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Olive Oil: A Core of Mediterranean Cuisine

The sun-drenched lure of the Mediterranean Basin is strong for us westerners. It’s been settled since the earliest years of the world, it’s gorgeous, and its luxurious weather and landscape produce an abundance of natural food products, including the three staples of Mediterranean cuisine—grapes, wheat, and olives. The cultures surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, Maghrebi, Egyptian, Levantine, Ottoman (Turkish), Greek, Italian, Provençal (French), and Spanish, may eat very different foods, drinks, and spice palates, but the foundational ingredients are the same: grapes, wheat, and olives, from which we get wine, bread and pasta, and of course, olive oil. Can you just...

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