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How Can You Tell If Olive Oil is Real?

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How Can You Tell if Your Olive Oil is Real?

The consumer goods you know and love are at risk of being imitated with fraudulent and low-quality materials. Unfortunately, this occurs often in the food and beverage industry, including in the production of olive oil. Would you be able to tell the difference between authentic olive oil and counterfeit olive oil? If you’re shaking your head no, don’t fret. The truth is, many people would not be able to distinguish between real olive oil and an imitation. 

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Which is Better: Butter or Olive Oil?

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There are many discussions in the culinary world, but perhaps one of the most hotly debated topics is the one between butter and olive oil: which is better? Some people swear by that creamy butter taste, while others say that olive oil's sumptuous bright taste is king. So, which one wins out? Let's compare the pros and cons of each to see which comes out on top.
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Does Balsamic Vinegar Help Your Heart?

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The month of February is best known for being a time to celebrate love and romance. While everyone is out picking up boxes of chocolate, it is a good time to remember that this month is also American Heart Month. Every year, more than 650,000 people’s lives are claimed by heart disease, and it is critical to take the message put out by healthcare professionals seriously.

Today, we know more than we ever have before about what lifestyle changes work best for lowering your risk of heart disease. Quitting smoking, exercising more and eating right are all effective ways to bolster heart health, yet people often struggle with figuring out ways to make healthy changes in their diet.
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What Is the Best Olive Oil for Heart Health?

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This February, America is celebrating its 58th consecutive year of American Heart Month, which was originally started in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Over the years, people have found many ways to celebrate the importance of caring for your heart health. For instance, some people choose to wear red on the first Friday of the month to highlight the fact that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women.

Many people also choose to focus on improving their risk factors for heart disease that they can control. Quitting smoking, adding more physical activity to your day and eating healthier foods are all resolutions that you might have made at the beginning of the New Year, and you can use this month to help you keep momentum for staying on track with accomplishing each one.
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Is Olive Oil Acidic?

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Olive oil has grown in popularity because of its rich taste and how it sometimes acts as a healthy substitute for butter or other oils. However, is olive oil acidic or alkaline? And...more to the point, why should it matter? 
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