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Refreshing Water Infusions

Posted by Joey Rea on Jun 20, 2018 3:00:00 PM

I think we can all agree that Summer is here! As temps rise, I'm constantly looking for ways to stay cool. One of my favorite ways is with a refreshing infused water. 

There are countless different varieties of infusions to choose create - certain combinations of fruits and herbs can be extremely rejuvenating and cooling in this Summer heat. This is also a fun DIY activity with the kids; it gets their creative juices flowing and keeps them hydrated!

Here are 6 of my favorite ways to jazz up my H2O...

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Tags: Health & Quality, DIY

What is Oil Pulling?

Posted by Joey Rea on May 23, 2018 2:00:00 PM

 Oil pulling is a time tested practice in which a cold pressed oil is swished around in the mouth each morning for up to 20 minutes. I know what you're thinking... EW!! But truly, once you get over the icky-ness of it all and start feeling the numerous benefits, it feels quite wonderful. The practice of oil pulling comes from traditional Indian Medicine (aka Ayurveda) - it is a classic remedy that has been used for oral health issues, full-body immunity, and building strong gums and teeth for thousands of years.

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Tags: Tips and Tricks, Health & Quality

Baking With Olive Oil

Posted by Joey Rea on May 16, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Baking with olive oil may not have ever even crossed your mind, but it truly does make a world of difference in your baked goods. I love to bake with extra virgin olive oil, not only because of the added health benefits, but because of the rich, buttery flavor it adds to each tasty treat that comes out of my kitchen.

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Tags: Tips and Tricks, EVOO 101, FAQs, Health & Quality

New Year's Resolution: Use More Olive Oil

Posted by Sydney Rea on Apr 25, 2018 2:28:11 PM

Good health - that's my resolution for 2017. Treating my body the way it should be treated, both inside and out...and I'm going to do that with olive oil.  Did you know there are countless ways to incorporate olive oil into your everyday life? If you're looking for a fresh start this new year, "just add olive oil" is going to be your mantra. Olive oil makes being healthy easy, fun and not to mention delicious. Not sure where to start?

Here are 10 healthy and easy ways to infuse olive oil into your daily routine:

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Tags: Recipes, Health & Quality

5 Myths about Olive Oil 

Posted by Colby Anter on Mar 21, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Is olive oil still good for you if you heat it? Should you keep olive oil for a special occasion? Does light olive oil mean less calories?

You've asked these questions again and again. So we've answered the 5 most common questions (aka myths) we get from our readers in hopes of setting you straight when it comes to extra virgin olive oil. 

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Tags: EVOO 101, FAQs, Health & Quality

Why Is Dark Chocolate Good For You?

Posted by Colby Anter on Jan 31, 2018 2:00:00 PM

It's nice to indulge sometimes. Especially when what you indulge in has sweet consequences. What guilt-free pleasure am I referring to, you ask? Chocolate. 

What if I told you that chocolate is actually good for you? And that you should eat it everyday? But before you dive head first into that Matilda Chocolate Cake, hear me out on what type you should eat, how much and what effects it has on your body. Dark chocolate specifically, has some fantastic benefits that I was quite excited to find out about.

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Tags: Health & Quality

Is it Safe to Fry with Olive Oil?

Posted by Sydney Rea on Jan 24, 2018 3:00:00 PM

What's one thing we're tired of hearing? It's unsafe to cook with olive oil. It isn’t stable and oxidizes when heated, causing harm to the body. While this is true for other oils like canola and vegetable oil, I’m here to put these myths about olive oil to rest.

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Tags: EVOO 101, Health & Quality

Olive Oil vs Coconut Oil

Posted by Estelle Rea on Apr 26, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Okay, so this is like the foodie version of Batman vs Superman. What's the different between the two? Is one better for you? While personally, I am a huge fan of both of these oils...we can only name one winner today. I have decided to break this into three major categories: heart health, uses, and popularity, to help me make my ultimate decision.

Read below as I play referee in this epic Olive Oil Vs Coconut Oil match up!

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Tags: FAQs, Health & Quality

Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil on Skin

Posted by Joey Rea on Dec 19, 2016 8:09:00 AM

Not only should extra virgin olive oil be a staple in your pantry, but also in your bathroom cabinet. That's right, I'm telling you to add it to your daily beauty routine. And here's why...

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Tags: Tips and Tricks, Feed your Skin, Health & Quality

How to Taste Olive Oil

Posted by Sydney Rea on Oct 17, 2016 8:30:00 AM

There's an art to tasting olive oil. Much like wine, olive oil follows strict guidelines when it comes to tasting procedures. You didn't know this?! That's okay, we're going to teach you how to taste olive oil the right way. 

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Tags: Tips and Tricks, FAQs, Health & Quality

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