This is an index of the health notes included in recipes. These short tidbits of information can help answer questions on everything from Omega-3 Fats in fish to whether to cook chicken with the skin on or not. Want to know about garlic and cholesterol? Is it okay to eat eggs or not? It's all here.
In an epidemiological study conducted in Spain, 171 heart attack patients were compared with people who had no evidence of coronary disease. Those who ate the most olive oil, an average of about 4 tablespoons per day, had the lowest risk for heart attack. The group eating only about a half of a tablespoon per day had the highest risk of heart attack. The scientists who did the study feel that there is a causal association between the olive oil and coronary disease, but they feel that a larger study is needed to definitively prove this. Read More "The Health of It All..." Articles