There are many dynamic duos in nutrition. Two nutrients, when combined, are more powerful than when they work alone. Combine avocado with tomato in your next salad. The heart healthy monounsaturated fat in avocado helps your body effectively absorb the powerful carotenoid antioxidants found in red, yellow and orange fruits and vegetables. Beta-carotene, the best … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. 4th & Heart is an artisanal food brand that wants to bring ancient pantry foods into today’s kitchens. Their first product launch is a line of spreadable butters known as ghee which … Read More

Saturated, unsaturated, omega-3 fats — what do these terms really mean? Dietary fats, those found in meat, cheese, oil, butter and salad dressing are often discussed in the news with big sounding names. These terms refer to the type of fat, the length of the fat chain, and the type of bond holding the fat chain together. Most dietary fats (called … Read More

Saturated fats – eat less of this type of fats and keep portions small:  … Read More

Using a moderate about of oil is a healthy habit, but sorting out all the oils available at the supermarket can be daunting. When it comes to cooking, oils that can handle heat, those with a high smoking point are good for frying. Those with low smoke points are better for salad dressings, drizzles or … Read More

Spain is the largest producer of olive oil in the world, with 264 varieties. Half of all the olive oil used in the U.S. comes from Spain, even though it may be bottled and shipped from another country. Here are some olive oil tips provide by the Trade Commission of Spain. All extra virgin olive … Read More

Eat a moderate amount of fat, divided between foods with saturated, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. Avoid foods with trans fats. Eating 200 to 400 milligrams of cholesterol a day is a safe range, depending on your individual risks. Eat more whole grains and fiber-rich foods. Eat less food with added sugar. Check out our latest … Read More

A healthy lifestyle trumps genes when it comes to reducing your risk for heart disease. Initiating 12 healthy lifestyle strategies could reduce your risk for heart disease by up to 50%. Maybe you can’t change everything about the way you live, but if you strive for small changes, over time, the results will add up. … Read More

Inflammation is the underlying destructive force in many serious health conditions from lung disease to arthritis to heart disease and possibly even cancer. Experts know that low-dose aspirin and omega-3 fats (olive oil, fish, flaxseeds and walnuts) reduce inflammation but until recently they did not know why. Regular use of low-dose aspirin helps trigger the … Read More

Saturated fats “anger” your immune system. Found in meat, bacon, cheese and butter, saturated fats irritate the immune system leading to low-grade inflammation. Choose monounsaturated (olive oil) or polyunsaturated (corn oil) instead. … Read More