Cooking for Health and Beauty

Cooking for health and beauty at TuscookanyAlthough I write about health and beauty I need to confess that I rarely manage to  eat those  5-7 daily servings of  fruits and vegetables.   I buy them, search for  low calorie recipes, cook them up– and then only   eat a bit or two.  They  just didn’t taste that appealing.   French recipes add too much  butter and cream,  while Asian recipes add lethal amounts of salt.  However  the Mediterranean style of eating  in Italy, Greece and Spain  is packed with healthy anti-aging ingredients.  In fact  the Mediterranean  diet is packed with  olive oil, fish and fresh fruits and vegetables.   I realized that I really needed to up my skills and learn to cook in  this … Continue Reading…

Even More Good News About Olive Oil

Olive oil for the skinQuestion:  I know that olive oil is good for my heart.   Does it have any special benefits for  my skin? Does  it offer anti-aging protection?

Answer:   I am so  happy to be the first to tell you, yes and yes.  Olive  oil has unique value  both in  your diet and on your skin.   Like all fats, olive oil  form a  film on the surface of the skin that prevents water evaporation.his definetely helps the skin hydrate, reducing flaky  dryness.  But unlike other  oils   like mineral oil or corn  oil, olive oil contains powerful compounds that  offer additional value.

The Secret Weapons in Olive Oil

This pale gold  liquid is rich in a compound called squalene which is also a component of healthy skin. … Continue Reading…