Study Suggests Olive Oil, Nuts May Help Reverse Heart Risk Factors

More evidence that eating like a Greek can be good for your ticker. According to a new study, consuming a Mediterranean diet with additional extra virgin olive oil or nuts could reverse conditions that trigger heart disease. Spanish researchers found that people who ate fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and fish along with extra olive oil … Read more

Firefighters On Olive Oil 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 who stuck more closely to a Mediterranean-style diet faced a lower risk of heart disease … Read more

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 their likelihood of developing clogged leg arteries. The analysis builds on the same study which … Read more

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 addition to olive oil, the Mediterranean diet is rich in vegetables, fruit, nuts, whole grains, … Read more

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 to Britain’s health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, they argued that persuading people to eat a Mediterranean … Read more

Olive Oil, Nuts May Help Brain Power in Older People – Study

It may seem nutty. But eating like a Greek and consuming additional extra virgin olive oil or mixed nuts may help older people’s brain power – more so, apparently, than a low-fat diet, a new study suggests. The study, in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, is the latest to suggest the potential benefits … Read more

Grilled Artisan Bread w/ White Beans and Wilted Greens

Joyce Goldstein is the only person I know who can talk about how to make a white bean sexy. The award-winning chef and cookbook author recently demonstrated how to “sex up a bean.” Joyce’ s grilled Pugliese bread with white beans and wilted greens is a recipe that hits the mark. The photo above shows … Read more


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