Blog: Health & Nutrition

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    Why is olive oil so healthy?

    Let’s start with another question: isn’t it true that any fruit juice is healthy? Well, it’s exactly the same with olive juice. This cold-pressed liquid with no added chemicals—known understandably to many as liquid gold—is simply packed with goodness. Hundreds of studies have proven that it’s one of the healthiest foods in the world. Here […]

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    April 8, 2020

    Vegetable soups for kids

    There’s no need to complicate things if you want your children to love simple, tasty vegetable soups. Here are four recipes you can make starting with a dash of mild, extra-lightolive oil and topped off with some homemade baked croutons. Bon appétit! Pumpkin, carrot and leek. A classic. If you like, you can swap the pumpkin […]

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    April 6, 2020
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    The Best Time to Eat Pasta

    We live in enlightening times when it comes to food and nutrition, with scientific research steadily disproving many traditionally held beliefs, such as the old chestnut that carbohydrates are fattening, especially at dinnertime. Although it’s certainly true that it’s best not to eat huge portions of carbohydrates for your evening meal — when you won’t […]

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    May 8, 2019

    Quick and Healthy Breakfast

    How about swapping biscuits and mass-produced baked goods for whole wheat bread drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and slices of delicious ham and cheese? You can freeze the bread in individual portions and unfreeze them every morning in the toaster, which kids will love doing. You can also add some avocado, sliced tomato or […]

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    March 13, 2019
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    The Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    You’ve already heard plenty of times (and we probably won’t stop reminding you) that extra virgin olive oil is a healthy fat, perhaps the very best. But why? Well, it’s all thanks to the fact that fatty acids like the oleic acid in extra-virgin olive oil can balance out our cholesterol levels by reducing bad cholesterol and […]

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    January 25, 2019
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    Natural Products For a Healthy Diet

    Stock up on these basic products if you want to follow a healthy diet. There’s no need to dash out and buy exotic, expensive items. You’ll find everything you need in your local shops ready and waiting for you! Nuts The perfect combination of fat, protein and carbohydrates. Great for your heart, they provide the […]

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    January 16, 2019
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    World Diabetes Day – Nuts Help Prevent Diabetes

    World Diabetes Day, held every year on November 14, is a good time to remember that nuts are great allies in the fight against this disease. A number of scientific studies have proven that, thanks to their simple sugars, which don’t concentrate in the blood, nuts can keep blood sugar levels down. The PREDIMED (Prevention […]

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    November 13, 2018
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    Enjoy Mediterranean Diet… Anywhere!

    One of the joys of the Mediterranean diet is undoubtedly the marvel that is olive oil, highly valued for its numerous health benefits, including its well-known cardiovascular properties. A dash of olive oil can give any dish a Mediterranean flavor. It’s as easy as that! Simply drizzle some extra virgin olive oil over a salad, […]

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    November 8, 2018
  • Healthy Salad Dressings

    Summer dishes and backyard cookouts conjure up good memories of carefree gatherings spent with family and friends. Whether it is bruschetta made from your garden tomatoes, barbecued chicken coated in a homemade marinade or a salad sprinkled with summer’s freshest produce, STAR Olive Oils and Vinegars are the perfect accent to your favorite summer dishes. […]

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    August 20, 2018
  • Tips For Cooking Brussels Sprouts

    Brussels Sprouts: Size Matters! Brussels sprouts are known to sometimes to have a bitter taste. How do you know which are bitter and which are not? From their size! Size affects flavor. The smallest Brussels sprouts are the least bitter. The larger Brussels sprouts can be used for roasting since the high heat will bring […]

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    July 31, 2018
  • Tips For Cooking Spinach

    Spinach is considered a superfood because it has an extremely high nutritional value and is rich in antioxidants. It is a good source of vitamins A, B2, C and K, and also contains magnesium, manganese, folate, iron, calcium and potassium. Cooking spinach can be tricky. A bunch of fresh spinach gets dramatically smaller when cooked. […]

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    July 23, 2018
  • Green Smoothies With Olive Oil

    Green smoothies have landed with a bang and are here to stay. Whether they’re in a magazine, part of the detox frenzy, or simply because we like them; these delicious juices are becoming very  popular. Have you ever thought of adding some olive oil to your smoothies? Olive oil is packed with goodness, and even […]

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    May 29, 2018
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