Olive oil and high blood pressure!!

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@aaidjs (1149)
Croatia (Hrvatska)
September 19, 2007 4:26pm CST
I am 52 years old grandma from Croatia.I was born in City of Split on The coast of Adriatic Sea.All my life I prepare and eat a nice mediterranean food with lot of domestic olive oil!I was very healthy and in good shaped 8 years ago my husband start anew Job in a continental part of our country in Zagreb.Here is a continental food and much more colder winter time than in my born city!!I start prepare a more pork meat and less vegetables. Here I start using a corn oil for preparing my food!I am sure/Now/ that i made a HUGE mistake!!Now I have a problem with my pressure!It is 160/90 or more!!Last month I start with new/old/cuisine!!I start prepare food as my grandma told me!!I am happy because I can see that my blood pressure is better for Now!!I will continue with a nice grandma cuisine!!I start a new blog with a good grandma recipes!!
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11 responses
@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
20 Sep 07
I would most certainly be interested in those croatian recipes of your grandma's. I love to learn new styles of cooking and your right olive oil is much healthier than regular cooking oil. I tend to use it more often as well.
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@aaidjs (1149)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
23 Sep 07
Hello,thank you for your interest on my recipes!!problem is that my blog is on Croatian language.I will try to translate all recipes on English!! My URL is http://zdravahranarecepti.blogspot.com or http://cooking.stanka.blogspot.com Warmest Regards Silvana
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• Philippines
20 Sep 07
i would love to use olive oil in my cooking but unluckily olive oil here in the philippines is very expensive. but im very interested in your grandma's recipes. i have to lose weight and lower my blood pressure.
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@drannhh (15226)
• United States
23 Sep 07
I love Mediterranean food and prepare many meals using olive oil. When the weather is dark and cold it is easy to want to eat more meat and bread and not so many vegetables, so I have always made a special effort to keep my family's meals nutritious. Until recently it was hard to find affordable good quality olive oil at a reasonable price, but now we are beginning to see small bottles in the dollar stores! This makes me so happy. If you don't mind, though, I would be interested in knowing how you recommend storing the olive oil. I live in a hot dry climate, but have to go away from home for months at a time. If I have opened a bottle of olive oil before we go and cannot take it along, should I throw it away and buy new when we come back, or is it OK to store it on the shelf? What is the best way to store it? How can I tell if it has gone bad? These questions may seem very silly to you, but I really do not know the answers. Please explain, if you don't mind.
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@aaidjs (1149)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
23 Sep 07
Hello Dear!!I can tell you that Olive oil/domestic/is very good for a long time!!!You can use a good prepare oil for more than 10 years!!put your oil in dark ,glass bottle and in a dark end low temperature place/around 18*C/.when you buy Olive oil be sure that is home made and pure,vergine oil!!If you are Europe Resident I can sent you a Bottle of mine as a present!! You are Welcome to visit my blogs http://zdravahranarecepti.blogspot.com and i just start one blog on English http://cooking-stanka.blogspot.com
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@drannhh (15226)
• United States
23 Sep 07
What a nice response! I live in the US or I would take you up on that offer. Yes, I buy the best available cold-pressed virgin olive oil that is available and keep it in glass in the dark. However, about 27C is as low as I can keep the temperature while we are gone and we are away for several months. Do you think it will be safe to use when we come back each summer? Your blog is beautiful!
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@aaidjs (1149)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
10 Oct 07
Hello again,be sure that your Olive oil would be good for a long time!!Did you know that people used olive oil find in am fores in Mediterranean sea from the Old Greek ages!!!Warmest Regards Silvana
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@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
10 Oct 07
WE use a lot of olive when cooking. I have noticed that we feel much better than when we mainly cooked with butter and other fats. I'm going to go check out your recipes.
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@aaidjs (1149)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
10 Oct 07
Hello Dear,Thanks for your participation on this discussion!!If I can I would recommended you a domestic olive oil,no rafinated!!You can find this virgin domestic olive oils on ebay!!Try it!!My blog is now under construction and I will start soon with a lot of nice traditional mediterranean recipes!!Warmest regards Silvana
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• United States
19 Sep 07
Hello aaidjs, A few years ago, I used vegetable oil in all my cooking. Now for the last 6 years I use only olive oil, and I have noticed a decrease in my blood pressure. I use oil very sparingly in everything I cook, but I am a firm believer in olive oil is good for you. I woould be very interested in you blog. Happy posting.
@aaidjs (1149)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
23 Sep 07
Hello,I am so glad that you share my love to olive oil.I have a blog with olive oil recipes but on Croatian language!!I will try to translate all my recipes on English language!You are welcome to see my blog on URL: http://zdravahranarecepti.blogspot.com or http://cooking.stanka.blogspot.com
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@limcyjain (3523)
• India
2 Oct 07
You are right olive oil has a good amount of benifits which i have described in a topic in my blog. If you want to have a look you can visit my blog www.limcyworld.blogspot.com
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• Bangladesh
1 Oct 07
very interesting! would you like to send us the complete recires...
@andrusko (49)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
22 Jul 10
good job, go on!!
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
12 Nov 07
the only times I do not use olive oil is when I use it to make french fries or any fried stuff. Other than that I always use olive oil. I use it to cook and to dress my salads :) WHen I came to Canada I realized that many people didn't even know what olive oil is. I was surprised. There are many reports that indicate the usefulness of olive oil and how much healthier it is. I worked at a cardiology clinic when I came to here and they also suggested to their patients to use olive oil.
@violeta_va (4834)
• Australia
8 Nov 07
I hardy ever cook with olive oil mainly because I am used to sunflower oil and the taste of the sunflower oil but also because I am not used to the rich taste of the olive oil. In some dishes that I make if I put olive oil than the rich taste takes over the other ingridients that I put in. But I do use it with bbq and sprinkle some on bread when I bake it on the bbq.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
7 Nov 07
We grew up using safflower and corn oil, but in the last few years, my husband and I have been using olive oil for cooking. I also have a salad with every main meal, and my blood pressure has been normal. In fact, the only time it was up was when I was worried about a blood pressure best. I will look at your blog. I am very interested in cooking.