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Healthy Skin Starts From Within

Healthy Skin Starts From Within

Every market, every show, it never fails…someone always asks me, “What do you use on your face?” While I’d like to point to a miracle product, the answer is a bit more complex. I have been lucky my whole life to have clear skin – yes, even through those hormonal teen years. And yes, I do …

Are Healthy Harvest’s Olives Really That Different?

Are Healthy Harvest’s Olives Really That Different?

It seems everyone loves olives these days. While people might have once only been familiar with canned black olives or the pimento stuffed versions in martinis, most local grocery stores now carry a wide variety of olives at “olive bars.” So what makes Healthy Harvests olives different? Unique Heirloom Variety Both our green and black …

Mediterranean Diet reduces risk of Alzheimers

Mediterranean Diet reduces risk of Alzheimers

A study published in Frontiers in Nutrition in July confirmed that following the Mediterranean Diet (MedDiet) slows cognitive decline and can lower the risk for Alzheimers. The study was a systemic review of research over the past 15 years to understand how the MedDiet affects cognitive processes over time. They define the MedDiet as “abundant …

Antioxidant in Olive Oil Proven to Kill Cancer

Antioxidant in Olive Oil Proven to Kill Cancer

By now, the diverse health benefits of olive oil are widely known, but perhaps one of the most profound discoveries is that olive oil could be useful in preventing and fighting cancer. No wonder people in the Mediterranean live so long! A study by Rutgers University and published in Molecular and Cellular Oncology found that one of …

Using Olive Oil to stay Naturally Healthy and Beautiful

Using Olive Oil to stay Naturally Healthy and Beautiful

While most of our community here at Healthy Harvest is on board with clean eating and the organic food movement, how many of us are still using household and beauty products filled with chemicals that are harmful to us or the environment? Olive oil is a natural, safe, affordable alternative way to stay healthy inside …

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 …