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Mediterranean Diet Rich in Extra Virgin Olive Oil Lowers Risk of Heart Attacks and Strokes

In the February 13, 2013 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists report that a Mediterranean diet that’s high in Extra Virgin Olive Oil to be among the most potent allies in reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes. The study found that among subjects who were following a Mediterranean diet high …

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Substituting Olive Oil for Butter in your baked goods? Use our Olive Oil Baking Conversion Chart for the best results

For moist and even-textured baked goods, substitute mild-flavored olive oil in place of butter or margarine. Olive oil adds a light, delicious taste to cakes, bread, and muffins. To make the switch to olive oil, just use the easy baking conversion chart below. Butter/Margarine ……………………. Olive Oil 1 teaspoon …………………………. 3/4 teaspoon 1 tablespoon ……………………….. …

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FDA Allows Qualified Health Claim to Decrease Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

According to the US Food and Drug Administration, consumption of monounsaturated fat from olive oil has a valid link to a decrease in the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Limited and not conclusive scientific evidence suggests that eating about 2 tablespoons (23 grams) of olive oil daily may reduce the risk of coronary heart …

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