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Olive Oil Benefits Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Olive Oil Benefits.

Choose Olive Oil as a Healthy Alternative

Would you be surprised to learn that you CAN feel good about fat in your food? Here’s a refresher on one source of fat – olive oil – the healthier oil of all oils and the natural juice of the olive fruit. Its most talked about benef...  Read more

Dining Out: Greek & Middle Eastern Cuisines

Characteristics: There’s more to Greek food than gyros, baklava and Greek salads. Many dishes include low-fat dips, but many desserts and pastries are loaded with fat. Overall, this is generally a healthy way to eat; even the higher calor...  Read more

Getting Your Greens

When Martha Stewart was doing hard time, there were reports that she voluntarily pulled up weeds outside in the prison yard each day. Was she just trying to get out early for good behavior? Not quite. Martha was actually taking an unconventional appr...  Read more

Homemade Beauty Recipes for Hair

Many of the same wholesome foods that you eat to help you glow from the inside-out can also be used externally, as shampoos, conditioners and hair masks. These vitamins, minerals, and oils that nourish your body also nourish your hair. Below you&rsqu...  Read more

Dining Out: Italian Cuisine

Characteristics: These simple menu items have lots of flavor. Portions in the U.S. are often double those served overseas. Many dishes are very high in fat and calories, so diligence is a must. Common Ingredients: Entrees are often d...  Read more

What happened to Olive Oil
Updated 6/13/2014 11:03:33 AM

My family always used olive oil and almost for everything. My mother told me to always get olive oil with a harvest date on the label, unfiltered, dark brown or green bottle with a good cap to keep air and light away, and finally make sure that it te...  Read more

Benefits of Drinking water
Updated 6/10/2014 2:36:50 PM

I was diagnosed with diabetes at age 5. Because of the diabetes, I CRAVED water. That sounds funny to crave water, but unless you know what having a really high blood sugar is, you really won't understand. However, even when my blood sugars were...  Read more

krill oil?
Updated 5/29/2014 7:08:06 PM

Does anyone take krill oil as a supplement? And if so, what do you take it for and is it really better than a normal omega supplement? The reason I ask is because I was thinking of starting it as I have noticed my skin gets more break outs now and...  Read more

Been invited to Olive Garden!!!! Help!!!
Updated 5/20/2014 2:59:50 PM

My daughter's Senior prom is tonight, and her friends mother invited us to dinner at Olive Garden prior to the prom. Yikes! I love the bread sticks! Will one be too much? Should I eat just a half, or should I really test my willpower and just say No!...  Read more

Why so much oil in marinade recipes ?
Updated 4/28/2014 4:27:43 AM

Anyone know why so much oil is often called for? Can it be eliminated entirely or reduced significantly? How do you calculate how many calories to add to the prepared food when using a marinade? Thanks everyone for your help....  Read more

reduce calories while cooking

use olive oil spray instead of regular olive oil,...  Read more

I adviod fried foods

I steam my fish with olive oil and spring water if I don't have no more olive oil I use coconut oil....  Read more

Living Healthy with Insulin Resistance/Low GI Diet

For anyone struggling with weight issues due to insulin resistance, diabetes, PCOS, and hypoglycemia. Diet Health Benefits also help reduce HBP, Cholesterol, Triglycerides, & Liver Enzymes. ...  Read more

Top 8 'Mediterranean Diet' Foods You Should be Eating

A European Mediterranean eating style is considered a healthy way to eat by many health professionals. One primary reason is because of its plant based focus as well as that it is low in refined sugar and preservatives. These are very different eati...  Read more

New U.S. Olive Oil Standards Are Coming

If you are a Rachael Ray fan, you are sure to know what she means when she mentions EVOO. If you consider yourself a foodie or a farmer's market junkie, references to golden-hues or peppery finishes of oil do not confuse you. For many of us, selectin...  Read more