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The differences between extra virgin, light and pure olive oil

 By Chloe Warren When it comes to "fats" it can be difficult to pick apart fact from fiction. Coconut oil promotes weight loss (unlikely). Butter protects against cancer (not exactly). Eating fats makes you fat (oh, dear). For decades we were warned off all fats, but now it's clear that some of them are an essential component in a healthy diet. Fats, oils and how much you need We all need a certain amount of fat in our diet. It gives us energy, stops us from feeling hungry, keeps us warm and our organs safe, and our bodies use fatty...

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Recipe: Frozen Greek Yogurt Blackout Pie

Recipe: Frozen Greek Yogurt Blackout Pie

By Chris Morocco photo credits : bonappetit.com    Frozen Greek Yogurt Blackout Pie Serves: 8 - 10   Ingredients Crust 1 sleeve graham crackers (9 standard-size ones) 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats 2 tablespoons Dutch-process cocoa powder 2 tablespoons light brown sugar 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1 teaspoon Kosher salt Filling & assembly 3/4 cup bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 2¼ cups whole-milk Greek yogurt, divided 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt, plus more 3 large egg whites 1/2 cup & 1 tablespoon light brown sugar, divided Cocoa nibs (for serving; optional)    Method - Crust...

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Mediterranean Diet Linked to 33-Percent Lower Depression Risk

By MARY WEST Researchers from the U.K., Australia and Spain explored the link between the risk of depression and following a high-quality diet rich in plant foods like the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet). They found close adherence to the eating plan could substantially reduce the likelihood of developing the mental illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 8.1 percent of American adults suffered from depression in a given two-week period from 2013 to 2016. Symptoms include poor sleep and appetite, as well as low mood and a loss of interest in life. Because medication is only effective in...

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Recipe: Slow-Roasted Salmon with Harissa

Recipe: Slow-Roasted Salmon with Harissa

By Molly Baz photo credits : bonappetit.com    Slow-Roasted Salmon with Harissa Serves: 4   Ingredients 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup harissa paste 1 garlic clove, grated 1 lemon, halved 900g skinless center-cut salmon fillet Kosher salt Mixed tender herbs (such as parsley, cilantro, dill, and/or chives; for serving)    Method Preheat oven to 135°C. Whisk oil, harissa, and garlic in a medium bowl. Pour half of harissa oil into a 2.36L baking dish and swirl to coat. Thinly slice a lemon half and remove any seeds; scatter slices in dish. Season salmon on all sides with salt and...

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Vegetables' health benefits increase when cooked with EVOO

By UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA Cooking vegetables in sofrito (sauté) with extra virgin olive oil favours the absorption and release of bioactive compounds of its traditional ingredients (garlic, onion and tomato), according to the study conducted by a research team of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences at the University of Barcelona (UB), from the Physiopathology of Obesity and Nutrition Networking Biomedical Research Centre (CIBERobn) and the Diabetes and Associated Metabolic Diseases Networking Biomedical Research (CIBERDEM), led by the tenure lecturer Rosa M. Lamuela. These results, published in the science journal Molecules, allow an insight on the mechanisms with which...

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