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American Heart Association olive oil recipes:

FISH & SEAFOOD  
Mediterranean Fish Fillets Shrimp Gumbo
Halibut with Cilantro Pesto Spinach and Red Pepper Flounder with Feta
Salmon Florentine Salmon Sorrento
CHICKEN  
Blackberry and Balsamic Chicken Sun-Dried Tomato and Kalamata Olive Chicken
Hot-Wing-Flavored Chicken with Ranch Sauce Brunswick Stew
Chicken Primavera Rustic Chicken Soup
Roasted Potato and Chicken Salad with Greek Dressing
VEGETARIAN  
Quick Mexican-Style Soup Yellow Summer Squash with Pesto and Pine Nuts
Vegetable Salad Vinaigrette Orzo with Tomato and Capers
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Fresh Veggie and Canadian Bacon Pizza with Homemade Crust

OLIVE OIL NEWS

 

 

Heart-Protecting Component of Olive Oil Discovered

April 2, 2009

reported in  Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, lead researcher: Fatima Paiva-Martins, at the University of Porto, Portugal.

Scientists have discovered the polyphenol in extra virgin olive oil that gives greatest protection from heart attack and stroke. DHPEA-EDA is the main antioxidant in olive oil that protects red blood cells from damage.

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Phytochemicals Make Olive Oil Even More Awesome Than Previously Believed

December 18, 2008

Extra-virgin olive oil contains 'phytochemicals', that can trigger the death of cancer cells according to research published in the BMC Cancer journal,  suppressing the cancer gene HER2 and therefore reducing the risk of breast cancer. (more...)

Read about the heart-health benefits of  phytochemicals (plant sterols, flavonoids and sulfur-containing compounds) according to the American Heart Association here.

 

 
Heart Disease Prevention
November 9, 2008
32 simple steps we should all take to battle heart disease
Pour on the Olive Oil
Men whose diet include as much as 2 ounces of Olive oil a day have an 82% lower risk of having a fatal heart attack than men who consume little or none. Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats-known to hinder the oxidation of bad LDL cholesterol into its artery – clogging form.... more...
 

 
Antioxidants and the Mediterranean Diet
November 9, 2008
Reference: (1) Visioli, Francesco and Galli, Claudio. “The Role of Antioxidants in the Mediterranean Diet.” Lipids, Vol.36, Supplement (2001).
...the importance of antioxidants and the role it plays in the Mediterranean Diet.... Phytochemicals (nonvitamin antioxidants) Polyphenols fall into the category of phytochemicals and are very abundant in the Mediterranean diet especially when it comes to “its high proportion of fruits and vegetables and to the consumption of red wine and olive oil.”  ... more...
 

 
Calorie density: A tool to stop weight gain
November 8, 2008
By Karen Collins, M.S., R.D., C.D.N.
The average American adult gains one to two pounds a year. Now, two new studies add to the mounting evidence that adults can fight this tendency by limiting the calorie density of our diets, particularly by including plenty of vegetables and fruits.... But nutritious foods high in healthful fat, like nuts and olive oil, were not associated with weight gain... more...
 

 
For good health, put heart in your cooking
November 6, 2008
By CHRISTINE A. VERSTRAETE

Too often, people think that developing heart disease dooms them to a life of boring, tasteless food. North Shore cardiologists Dr. Micah Eimer and Dr. Irwin Silverman challenge that notion by teaming up again with Chef Dawn Dlugosz of "A New Dawn Cooking School" which meets in Whole Foods Market, Northbrook, for a heart healthy cooking class in the grocery store's classroom. ... more...
 

 
   

 

 
 

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  BOTTOM LINE: What if you could add 10 years to your life? Dumping unhealthy fats and replacing them with 6 teaspoons (30ml) of olive oil each day will decrease your risk of heart disease by 1/3 and could extend your life.