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Is Olive Oil Healthy?

Is Olive Oil Healthy?

It’s a commonly asked question among people who are concerned about heart-smart eating: Is olive oil healthy? The quick answer: Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) should be your No. 1 oil in the kitchen. It’s the least-refined vegetable oil that’s commonly available.

The olive tree, which dates back at least 6,000

Hemp Seed Nutrition: Big Health Benefits from Tiny Packages

Hemp Seed Nutrition: Big Health Benefits from Tiny Packages

Got hemp seed? Nutrition benefits from this worthy source of protein make it an ideal addition to your diet. Beyond protein, hemp seeds contain a number of other nutrients that are an essential part of a healthy eating plan.

Specifically, hemp seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids known as

Butter vs. Margarine: Which Is Healthier?

Butter vs. Margarine: Which Is Healthier?

Toast without butter is like macaroni without cheese—sad and incomplete. Same goes for popcorn, especially at the movie theater. For years, though, we’ve been told to cut butter from our diets. Those delectable, creamy French dishes a la Julia Child are frowned upon by nutrition experts and cardiologists. Now we’re

Strategy #3: Limit “Bad” Carbohydrates

Poor food choices play a huge role in causing depression and proper food choices are absolutely essential during the three week initial “washout” period of a depression treatment regimen. Here’s why: Research shows that people who eat more processed foods (“bad” carbohydrates) are significantly more likely to suffer from depression,

3. Fruits and Vegetables

Moderation in all things, the proverb advises—except fruits and vegetables. You’d be hard-pressed to find a nutritionist who speaks ill of plant foods. They are the bedrock of a heart-healthy diet, whatever its form. And the more the better, with few exceptions. If you want to live a longer, healthier

PUFA: Are Polyunsaturated Fats Healthy?

PUFA: Are Polyunsaturated Fats Healthy?

Saturated fat is bad. Trans fat is bad. Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), dietitians often say, are “good fats.” Both come from plant sources, although PUFA also includes cold-water fish, shrimp, crab, lobster, and haddock.

Despite the worthy sources of PUFA and MUFA, we still have to

Prevent a Second Heart Attack Through Diet

If you’re one of the 13 million Americans who have survived a heart attack or have been diagnosed with heart disease, then take heart! You can take control of your heart health with the knowledge that certain foods have been shown to quell inflammation, which is the root cause of

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