Heart-Healthy Cooking with Gerald

This entry was posted on February 11, 2010 by McEvoy Ranch.

Heart disease is the number one cause of death among of women, but it doesn't have to be. Simple lifestyle factors including exercise, staying positive, lowering stress and eating a healthier diet can make all the difference for you and your loved ones. And part of a healthy diet is, of course, olive oil. In addition to its anti-oxidant properties, extra virgin olive oil is a monounsaturated fat. Therefore it offers protection against heart disease by controlling or lowering LDL ("bad") cholesterol, while raising HDL (good) cholesterol levels when it's used in place of saturated fats and trans fats. In fact, studies show that consuming 2 tablespoons of olive oil per day may reduce the risk of heart disease. In support of the American Heart Association's "Heart Health Month" and "GO RED FOR WOMEN" campaign, our head chef at the ranch, Gerald Gass,will be at We Olive's new retail location in San Francisco this Saturday afternoon showing customers how to make heart-healthy dishes featuring our extra virgin olive oil and ranch produce. Gerald will be doing a demo at 2pm and again at 3pm, serving steamed mussels over a salad of ranch arugula with a lemon vinaigrette. Stop in for a taste and take home some heart-healthy inspiration for dinner....and perhaps a fresh bottle of extra virgin olive oil.* See you Saturday. *As part of the "GO RED FOR WOMEN" campaign, We Olive is donating 10% of sales from February 5th to February 28th to the American Heart Association.

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