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How Do You Know If You’re Getting Pure Olive Oil?

Including olive oil in your diet is certainly what I call a “Sinatra Smart” move for its many health benefits. But with all of the controversy about pure olive oils, how do you know if you’re buying pure extra virgin olive oil, or not? This is an olive oil dilemma I’ve faced myself. Years ago…

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Protect Against Air Pollution with Fish Oil and Olive Oil

…scientific meeting of the American Heart Association revealed that fish oil and olive oil can help protect you from the negative effects of air pollution. In the study, the researchers monitored the effect of fish oil or olive oil supplementation on healthy middle-aged adults exposed to short-term concentrated…

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New Research Makes Olive Oil One of My Top Heart-Healthy Foods

olive oil. To me, it’s always been a happy coincidence that olive oil is good for the heart. But now, two exciting new studies have inspired me to put olive oil at the top of the list when it comes to heart-healthy foods. The first study, published in BMC Genomics (April, 2010), found that olive oil

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Healthy Heart Diet Recipe: Chicken Provençale

…healthy heart diet is olive oil. I love the way it smells and tastes, and the way it adds texture to salads. I've been using olive oil since I was a child. (Given that my last name is Sinatra, would you expect anything different?) For me, it's a happy coincidence that olive oil is so healthful. In fact…

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Heart Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…including coconut oil, can produce toxic byproducts when overheated. Another way is to eat coconut or coconut products every day. * Mix it with olive oil in your salad. You might even douse your steamed vegetables with a few teaspoons of it. * Eat coconut or other products like coconut milk. Coconut…

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On the Menu: Mediterranean Chicken

…2 servings) Ingredients: 8 oz. organic or free range chicken breast, cubed or sliced 4 Tbsp. flour (gluten-free preferred) 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 2 roasted red peppers, from a jar, cut into strips 20 medium black olives, pitted 1 (6 oz.) jar marinated artichokes, kept…

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Ease Stress with Gifts that Give Back

…get, shipped directly to them, olive oil from their specific tree. What we love most about this idea is that you can choose the region where your tree resides and read about the farmers who will be caring for it. Nudo also describes the tasting notes of the olive oil itself. I think this idea is SO…

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5 Heart Healthy Recipes for Cooking Healthy With Vegetables

…, spray with olive oil, sprinkle with garlic or Italian seasoning, salt and pepper, and roast for 20 minutes at 400 degrees F. Sprinkle lightly with parmesan cheese before serving. Heart Healthy Recipe #2: Pan-fry bite-sized pieces of broccoli, onions, and sliced mushrooms in olive oil, spray with butter…

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Heart Healthy Nutrition: Salad Nicoise Sinatra Style

…(chunked to taste) * 1 large egg, boiled and sliced * ½ cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half * ½ cup cooked green beans, cut in 2-inch pieces * 1 Tbsp. olive oil * 2 tsp. lemon juice * 4 cups baby spinach or green leaf lettuce Toss all ingredients except spinach in a medium bowl. Serve on spinach or lettuce…

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Cooking Healthy: Quick and Easy Eggplant Parmesan

…medium-size eggplant 2 T. olive oil ½ tsp. crushed oregano ½ cup tomato sauce (or more, to taste) Grated parmesan cheese to taste Fresh parsley or basil to garnish Directions Slice the eggplant in half lengthwise. Sprinkle each of the exposed halves with the olive oil and crushed oregano. Place eggplant…

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Statin Medications Will Not Reduce Lp(a)

…mackerel) and fish oils at least two to three times a week. You’ll also want to omit saturated fats. Instead, choose monounsaturated fats like olive oil and polyunsaturated fats like alpha-linolenic acid, found in flaxseed and flaxseed oil. (Visit me here on the Web for additional details on my Pan…

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Rosemary to the Rescue

…skin cancers. It’s also a great antioxidant. You can add a drizzle of a light olive oil to the aid in the rosemary rub. Grapeseed oil is even better because it does not break down with high heat as much as olive oil can. Lamb is the perfect complement to rosemary. Lamb is a rich, natural source of…

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Women's Vitamin Needs

…your skin is rough and dry, I recommend consuming more foods that contain omega-3 essential fatty acids, such as wild salmon, crushed flax, and olive oil. I’ll be sharing even more secrets about women's vitamin needs—so stay tuned. You May Also Be Interested In: * Women and Strokes * The Benefits…

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Mediterranean Eating for a Healthy Heart

…percent lean protein, such as chicken, fish, tofu, or egg whites. * 35-40 percent saturated and monounsaturated fats, including but not limited to olive oil, nuts, and avocado. It's very important to limit lean protein to 20–25 percent of a meal. This portion size can be gauged as a piece of lean chicken…

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Cranberry Slaw: A Heart-Healthy Thanksgiving Dish

…-healthy olive oil, fiber-rich cabbage, and more. Cranberry Slaw ½ head green cabbage (about 2 cups), shredded ½ head red cabbage (about 2 cups), shredded 6 scallions, sliced, or 1 small red onion, diced (or use a combination of both) 1 cup dried cranberries ½ cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup balsamic…

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Aftermath of Japan: How to Protect Against Radiation

…maintains intestinal flora, and helps neutralize Cobalt 60 by providing B12. To prepare miso soup: combine ‎1 C. miso paste, 1 C. water, 1 C. olive oil, 1/2 C. chopped shallots or chives or green onions, 1 T. raw honey, and 1-1/2 T. apple cider vinegar. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until…

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Foods High in Saturated Fat Aren’t the Enemy

…It’s far more damaging to your heart than butter. Instead, cook with coconut oil and drizzle olive oil on salads or vegetables. If you use olive oil for cooking, choose light (not extra virgin) olive oil, and cook it on low heats. Now it’s your turn: Do you eat any of these no longer “forbidden”…

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Foods that Help to Knock Out Disease and Slow Down Aging

…kale * Red-black Bing cherries * Lentils and dark red kidney beans * Golden oats * Walnuts, almonds, and pumpkin seeds * Dark green extra-virgin olive oil and green/black olives * Dark chocolate * Red Alaskan sockeye salmon Now it’s your turn: Which of these foods do you eat? You May Also Be Interested…

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Soy Foods for Healthy Cholesterol

…magically “becomes.” Therefore, the secret to tofu is marinade and spice. The easiest tofu recipe I know is to mix 2/3 cup tamari sauce, 2/3 cup olive oil, and 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar. Add 2-3 tablespoons of your favorite spice mix and blend well. Cut tofu block into five slices. Add to marinade and…

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