Category Archives: antioxidants

Do Not Microwave Cholesterol

Cholesterol is an important part of healthy cell membranes. It also provides a scaffolding the body needs to make compounds such as vitamin D, other hormones, bile, and more. All of our cells make cholesterol but most is produced in … Continue reading

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Go ahead, cook with your good olive oil!

Unrefined, cold pressed virgin olive oil (VOO) is rich in interesting compounds including many unique antioxidants. Without them, olive oil would not be the healthy oil it is. A number of studies have looked at how cooking affects those antioxidants … Continue reading

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Extra Virgin Olive or High Oleic Oil?

Extra virgin olive oil is to be the dominant fat on the TQI Diet. Some people hesitate to follow this fully, having been told that EVOO is too fragile to cook with and is no healthier than various high oleic … Continue reading

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Sometimes More Is Better

    A new study of over 7000 older Italians at high risk for heart disease compared a low fat diet with a Mediterranean diet containing varying amounts of virgin and extra virgin olive oil. They followed the participants for nearly five years … Continue reading

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Feel Free to Enjoy Your Cup of Coffee.

Coffee drinkers can breathe a sigh of relief as they down their second or even third cup of coffee for the day: The latest coffee study shows no negative health effects accumulating over time. Coffee’s caffeine delivers a jolt that … Continue reading

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Fish trumps fish oil, fins down

I am not opposed to supplements. However, I do find myself increasingly critical of the heavy reliance often placed on them. The more I read, the more I realize how little most of us (myself included) know about our supplements. … Continue reading

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