Cooking with Olive Oil

Choosing the right cooking oil is important at any age. When substituted for saturated fats, monounsaturated fats, such as those found in olive oil, can help to reduce your risk for heart disease. In addition to being a source of monounsaturated fat, extra-virgin olive oil is also high in antioxidants called polyphenols that have been … Continue reading Cooking with Olive Oil

Making Sense of Serving Sizes

When it comes to eating sensibly, it’s not always WHAT we eat, but HOW MUCH we eat. Most Americans underestimate their food intake and overestimate physical activity, resulting in a positive energy balance (aka weight gain)! Even the most nutrient-dense foods, when consumed in excess, can contribute to weight gain. How to stay on track … Continue reading Making Sense of Serving Sizes