Tagged: oil

6 meals rich in omega-3s

Omega-3 fatty acids have gotten a lot of press in recent years, and for good reason. These long-chain polyunsaturated fats have been linked to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Some research suggests that they...

How to make pesto

Ingredients: 1 garlic clove ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt 100 grams basil leaves with stalks on, leaves and flowers removed and washed and dried 60 grams pine nuts, toasted ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, the nicest you can afford, preferably...

Nutella: The miracle of WW2

On April 20 1964 the first jar of Nutella came out from the Ferrero factory in Alba. Its origins, however, date back to the 1940s and before. At least from the 1920s the Ferreros...

Homeopathy explained

The alternative medical system of homeopathy was developed in Germany at the end of the 18th century. Supporters of homeopathy point to two unconventional theories: “like cures like”—the notion that a disease can be...

Alternative to eating fish

People who don’t like fish or who are vegetarian can get its key nutrients from other healthy foods, except for its long-chain omega-3 fats EPA and DHA. It’s your total dietary pattern that’s most...

Is olive oil really that special?

In the past 25 years, olive oil has taken on the sta­tus of a health food, initially among those trying to improve their cholesterol lev­els and protect their heart, but then also among people who were...

Algal oil for omega-3s?

Are algal oil supplements a good alternative to standard omega-3 (fish oil) supplements? They seem to be. Derived from various types of micro-algae, algal oil is gaining popularity among vegans and other people who want...

Coconut oil has never been healthy

The American Heart Association recently released a report advising against the use of coconut oil. The Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory reviewed existing data on saturated fat, showing coconut oil increased LDL (“bad”) cholesterol in seven...

Gnocchi with basil pesto recipe

Ingredients: Gnocchi 3 lb potatoes, peeled and mashed 2 cups all purpose flour 1 egg 1/2 tsp salt 1 Tbsp olive oil Pesto 2 cups basil leaves 1/3 cup pecorino cheese 5 garlic cloves...