Antioxidants

Healthy and tasty bread made with whole grains and unrefined flours

After visiting many artisan mills and bakeries all over Italy and reading lots of medical research on the health benefits of complex grains, I can't buy bread from the store anymore. I just love making my own bread once a week, using very select flours that I source from my [...]

Extra virgin olive oil rejuvinates the brain thanks to hydroxytyrosol, new research says

Extra virgin olive oil health benefits for the brain. Italian scientists say that hydroxytyrosol can increase new neurons counteracting cognitive decline during aging

Extra virgin olive oils that are good for the soil, planet and our health

Not all extra virgin olive oils are the same!  In a previous post, we talked about how different EVOOs can be in terms of health benefits due to the different amount of polyphenols (anti-oxidants) they have. The production method is another very important factor that makes extra virgin olive oils [...]

Health benefits of extra virgin olive oils: Vitamin E and antioxidants

Extra virgin olive oil is made of, among the other things, oleic acid (monounsaturated fatty acids which reduces the level of LDL (bad) cholesterol and increases the level of HDL (good) cholesterol), Vitamins E, A, D, polyphenols (1). Thanks to the intake of the monounsaturated fatty acids, flavonoids, polyphenols, extra [...]

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