Greek salads are light, refreshing, and healthy—thanks in part to their simple and easy-to-make dressings. www.health.com/health/ga
Toss your dressing with a mix of romaine lettuce, fresh mint, olives, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, feta cheese, and sliced chicken breast, for an authentic Mediterranean lunch or dinner. www.health.com/health/re
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"Extra-virgin olive oil-derived oleocanthal associated with the consumption of Mediterranean diet has the potential to reduce the risk of AD or related neurodegenerative dementias," scientists reported in a new study in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience.
Virgin Olive Oil and a Mediterranean Diet Fight Heart Disease by Changing How Our Genes Function per research published in the July 2010 print issue of the FASEB Journal.
After three months, olive oil polyphenols made a significant impact on the expression of genetic changes influencing coronary heart disease. Results also showed that the consumption of virgin olive oil in conjunction with a Mediterranean diet can positively impact lipid and DNA oxidation, insulin resistance, inflammation, carcinogenesis, and tumor suppression.
Per Gerald Weissmann, M.D., Editor-in-Chief of the FASEB Journal, "Not only does this research offer more support for encouraging people to change their eating habits, it is an important first step toward identifying drug targets that affect how our genes express themselves."
Here's to using Extra Virgin Olive Oil as the 'base' in our own dressings to remain "AWAKE! ALIVE! AWARE! and Appreciative of ALL that IS".