How the Mediterranean Diet May Preserve Your Brain Power

It’s well-established that the Mediterranean diet is the best choice for heart health. But a recent study finds that adding to the nuts and olive oil in this diet could help protect your brain, too. Researchers in Barcelona, Spain recently found that when older adults supplemented their Mediterranean style of eating with extra olive oil or nuts, they … Read More

5 Simple Steps to Healthy Pizza You’ll Love (Infographic)

Maybe nothing’s more American than apple pie. But the pie we Americans really love is topped with tomatoes and cheese. Yes, nothing beats pizza when it comes to an easy, tasty and affordable meal. But the devil’s in the details. Pile the wrong kind of toppings on top of the wrong kind of sauce and crust, … Read More

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The Best Oil, Fish and Cheese Options for Your Heart

Sometimes it seems like a world of endless food choices. But even for those of us who have settled on a particular way of eating — such as the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet — there are many decisions still to be made. Extra virgin olive oil, or virgin olive oil? Salmon or sea bass? The Mediterranean diet is based … Read More

Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower and Cheddar Soup

This delicious roasted cauliflower cheddar soup is seasoned with thyme and rosemary for superb flavor. Use reduced-fat chicken broth, low-fat milk and reduced fat cheese to keep the fat and calories in check. Ingredients 1 head cauliflower 4 whole cloves garlic 1 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup diced yellow or white onion 1/2 teaspoon dried … Read More

You Can Eat Fat If You Choose Wisely

For decades, we’ve been told that fats in food are unhealthy. New research is now prompting medical experts to re-evaluate fat — and it’s not totally taboo. “A lot of what we believed about fats has turned out not to hold up to scientific scrutiny,” says Steven Nissen, MD, Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. A … Read More

7 Things You Should Know About Cooking With Oil

When it comes to cooking with oils, do you have to choose between cooking for taste or cooking for health? People have strong opinions about what’s best. Health Hub sat down recently to chat about cooking with oils with James D. Perko, CEC, AAC, Executive Chef for Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute and its Center for Lifestyle Medicine and nutritionist … Read More

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Love Your Olive Oil and Your Waistline Too (Infographic)

What kind of cook are you? Do you measure carefully with a measuring spoon or cup — or are you a more adventurous type who uses a “splash” and “dash” instead? Yes, it can be fun to cook with some abandon without measuring. But with some ingredients, like olive oil, this can make your meals … Read More