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Mediterranean Defeats Metabolic!
Created on 10/31/2014
While you may or may not be able to define "metabolic syndrome", you probably know what it is associated with -

high rates of diabetes and heart disease.

There is hope for REVERSING metabolic syndrome, and it's relatively simple -

follow a Mediterranean-style diet program (according to a new study).

Even if people ate as much as they wanted and did not exercise, even if they didn't lose much weight, over 25% were able to REVERSE metabolic syndrome. Read More>>
A Tip for Finding Good Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Created on 10/12/2012
You've likely heard how good olive oil can be for you.

And there are plenty of choices available - some more expensive than others.

One tip to finding a high quality olive oil - find one that creates a subtle peppery taste or sensation in the back of your throat when swallowed.

That taste is a sign of the presence of a compound that may offer health benefits as well as added taste enjoyment, and is typically found only in high quality extra virgin olive oils. Read More>>
A World (of Health) in an Olive
Created on 11/29/2011
Most people know that following a Mediterranean-type diet can be a good way to optimize health.

Interestingly, the focus of recent investigation has been on one particular aspect of this pattern of eating - olives, and by extension, olive oil.

You might not think that the olive could play such an important role in health, but that's what research suggests, with properties that include antioxidant, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory actions.

There are a few things to keep in mind, however, as you can see below. Read More>>
Go Nuts!
Created on 9/25/2009
Nuts and seeds are tasty and important parts of a Mediterranean-style diet, which represents one of the healthiest ways to eat.

Many people, however, worry about eating nuts. They're afraid they'll gain a lot of weight.

Research suggests that eating a handful of nuts every few days will not by itself result in weight gain, but very well may help lower cholesterol levels and protect your heart.

So go nuts! Read More>>
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