Mediterranean

What is Oleocanthal?

What is Oleocanthal?

by Esther Milne February 25, 2020

Oleocanthal is one of thirty phenolic compounds found in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, that is responsible for the bitterness, pungency and what we like to call ‘the peppery kick’, as this liquid gold hits the back of your throat.  Since its discovery, numerous studies have been performed to find out the health benefits of oleocanthal and its beneficial effect on human wellbeing.  

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Are whole grains good for your heart?

Are whole grains good for your heart?

by Esther Milne February 14, 2020

There has been a lot of attention given to low carb diets recently but multiple studies have shown how including whole grains in your daily diet can benefit heart health by reducing the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. 

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10 Easy Tips to improve your heart health

10 Easy Tips to improve your heart health

by Esther Milne February 05, 2020

Heart disease is the biggest killer of men & women in the US today but it can be preventable with a few easy lifestyle changes. That’s why we decided to share our top 10 tips for heart health with you.
1.  Cook a heart healthy meal.
2. Eat less table salt.
3. Try to reduce the stress in your life ...

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What's the Whole30 Diet?

What's the Whole30 Diet?

by Esther Milne January 17, 2020

This was originally designed as a 30 day clean eating reset whereby you cut out different food groups for 30 days and evaluate how you feel.  Many processed foods cause inflammation in our bodies which is thought to be the precursor to different diseases.  This diet emphasizes whole anti-inflammatory foods that heal instead of harm our health.

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What is the Paleo Diet?

What is the Paleo Diet?

by Esther Milne January 17, 2020

The Paleo Diet focuses on the foods that our hunter gatherer ancestors used to eat and shuns modern processed foods.  It is thought that the use of technology in the food industry has caused the sickness and obesity epidemic that is all around us and going back to what people ate in the 'Paleolithic Age' will make us healthy again!

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What is a Vegan Diet?

What is a Vegan Diet?

by Esther Milne January 17, 2020

A plant based diet is becoming more & more popular where adherents remove all meat and animal products from their diet.  Following a Vegan lifestyle is known to help people lose weight and by replacing meat products with fruits and vegetables, Vegans can also lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, stabilize blood sugars and improve their heart health just through diet.

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What Can I Eat on the Mediterranean Diet?

What Can I Eat on the Mediterranean Diet?

by Esther Milne January 15, 2020

In our home we love to follow the Mediterranean diet plan, probably because it naturally follows some of the principles I’ve been taught since childhood.  It is inspired by the traditional diets of people who live around the Mediterranean Sea, especially in Greece & Southern Italy, who are documented to be some of the world’s healthiest populations. 

The Mediterranean diet mirrors principles of good nutrition and it has documented health benefits especially for heart health, mainly due to the copious amounts of olive oil.

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What's the best fat to eat on the Keto Diet?

What's the best fat to eat on the Keto Diet?

by Esther Milne January 08, 2020

Eating Keto is one of the most popular ways to eat right now.  It involves drastically cutting down on your carb intake and replacing it with healthy fats and you need to make sure you're eating the best and healthiest kind of fat to give your body the nutrition that it needs.

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