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Pass the Olive Oil, Please

Timeless Nutrition Tip

The word is out! Olive oil, made famous by the Mediterranean Diet, is every bit as good as fruits and vegetables when it comes to preventing colon cancer.

Pass the Olive Oil Please

A recent study comparing oil consumption, diet, and cancer rates in 28 countries found that olive oil has a protective effect in the prevention of colon cancer.

The study discovered that countries which were low in vegetable consumption but high in meat consumption had significantly high incidences of colon cancer.

The study also concluded that olive oil prevents bowel cancer. Researchers concluded that olive oil seems to reduce the amount of bile acid and increase the levels of the enzyme that regulates cell turnover in the stomach.

So, what are you waiting for? Pass the olive oil, please!

Flavor Booster with Olive Oil

To boost flavor (not calories) in everyday dishes, try caramelizing onions. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add 6 cups thin-sliced onions, sprinkle with salt, and cook and stir for 15 minutes or until wilted. Reduce heat, sprinkle with a tablespoon cider vinegar, and cook and stir 20 minutes more. Mix in 2 tablespoons brown sugar; stir another 20 minutes until golden in color. Add water if onions stick.

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