Finish with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil
and some sea salt.
MONDAY, June 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Individuals at high cardiovascular risk who are assigned to a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil
or nuts have reduced incidence of major cardiovascular events compared with those assigned to a reduced-fat diet, according to a study published online June 13 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Nutraceutical properties of extra-virgin olive oil
: a natural remedy for age-related disease?
Study Suggests That Extra-virgin Olive Oil
Helps Protect Memory
Researchers at the university's Lewis Katz School of Medicine found that mice whose diets were enriched with extra-virgin olive oil
had better learning ability and memories than those whose diets lacked the oil.
A study published Wednesday said consuming extra-virgin olive oil
could reduce the chances of suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
* Oatmeal with dried or fresh fruit, walnuts, and cinnamon; 1 slice whole-grain toast dipped in 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
INGREDIENTS 320g gluten-free spaghetti or courgetti from 3 courgettes 3tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil
25g parmigiano reggiano, finely grated - optional 100g ricotta to serve - optional For the sauce: 200g cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped 3tbsp parsley (approx 8g), finely chopped 3tbsp basil (approx 8g), finely chopped 20g capers, rinsed well 80g (stoned weight) olives, cut into quarters 1/2-1 red chilli, finely chopped - taste it and add according to strength Salt and freshly milled black pepper 125g buffalo mozzarella, roughly torn 3tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
METHOD PUT the courgettes through the spiralizer on the finer cutter to form long strands like tagliolini.
In the PREDIMED (Prevencion con Dieta Mediterranea) trial, 7447 Spanish individuals (aged 55-80 years) who were at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease but who had no cardiovascular disease at baseline were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 diets: a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil
, a Mediterranean diet supplemented with mixed nuts, or a control diet (advice to reduce dietary fat).
FOR THE SALAD: 300g cooking chorizo 1 kg purple potatoes 1 bunch spring onions 1 frisee lettuce, outer leaves removed 1 x100g bag washed baby spinach A little olive oil FOR THE BLACKCURRANT VINAIGRETTE: Fresh blackcurrants A couple of tablespoons Extra-Virgin olive oil
A splash of cider vinegar Shred the frisee lettuce and wash well.
Extra-virgin olive oil
is expensive, but fresh-pressed, unfiltered extra-virgin olive oils
can contain at least 30 beneficial phenolic compounds.
"Lucini is not benefiting financially from the training," says David Neuman, Lucini's president."Simply put quality is our mantra and the more people understand and respect quality extra-virgin olive oil
, the better and stronger the category will be as a whole."