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30 Uses for Extra Virgin Olive Oil

30 Uses for Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The amazing benefits of olive oil don’t just stop in the kitchen. Read below for nearly 30 ways to use olive oil to improve your life. Kitchen Sautee – Olive oil has a smoke point of 410 degrees and retains all nutrients up to medium-medium high heat Fry – The recommended frying temp is 355, …

Why Healthy Fats Don’t Make You Fat, Part 2

Why Healthy Fats Don’t Make You Fat, Part 2

We’ve been told for years that fat is our enemy, but researchers of the ketogenic diet are proving otherwise. After reading lots of sources, Authority Nutrition has the most thorough, yet simple explanation. Visit here for the full article or read the recap below. What is the Ketogenic diet? It’s a low-carb, high-fat diet that …

Why Healthy Fats Don’t Make You Fat

Why Healthy Fats Don’t Make You Fat

If you’re like me, you might have grown up with the repeated message that a key to health is to avoid or limit all fats. Based on that reasoning, I cooked for years with as little butter and oil as possible thinking I was preventing weight gain or heart disease. When I first met the …

Phenols in EVOO May Protect Bone Mass

Phenols in EVOO May Protect Bone Mass

A recent article based on review of 37 scientific studies reports that the phenols in extra virgin olive oil may prevent loss of bone mass. Another study that evaluated three groups of elderly men over a two-year period. Only the group with extra intake of olive oil had increased levels of serum osteocalcin and procollagen …

Healthy Benefits of Olive Oil

Healthy Benefits of Olive Oil

So you probably knew olive oil was healthy, but did you know it could do all this?!

What’s the white film on my olives?

What’s the white film on my olives?

If your olives get exposed to air, they can develop a white film. It is the healthy lactobacillus probiotic bacteria from the fermentation process. It is perfectly normal and safe to eat. In fact, it helps you digest food. You can simply shake up the jar or scoop it off the top if it bothers you, …

Ingredient in Olive Oil Kills Cancer Cells

Ingredient in Olive Oil Kills Cancer Cells

Hippocrates said, “Let thy food by thy medicine.” Looks like he was right. By now, most people think of the Mediterranean diet and pure extra virgin olive oil as part of a healthy lifestyle. We know that antioxidants are supposed to be good for us. But did you know that an antioxidant in EVOO  …

5 Reasons You Should Be Snacking on Olives

5 Reasons You Should Be Snacking on Olives

When you’re craving a salty snack, olives might not be on the top of your list, but they should be…Here’s why 1. Healthy Harvest olives are unpasteurized, traditionally fermented, and full of probiotic bacteria to improve digestive health. 2. Olives are packed with antioxidants that fight free radicals and eliminate other toxins. 3. Olives contain …

Essential Oils for Skincare

Essential Oils for Skincare

Before we launch our new organic facial and body oils, we thought we’d introduce you to the simple but effective ingredients they’re made of. (No harmful or hard-to-pronounce chemicals here!) Plants are nature’s oldest medicine, from the food we eat, to teas and tinctures, to aromatherapy, to topical solutions.  A quick Pinterest search will show you …