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Bodacious Blue Zones | A Full Day of Eating

As we bring our Blue Zones series to an end, we wanted to share a practical day of eating for those wanting to try a new recipe or even try out the Blue Zone lifestyle and diet. From a wholesome breakfast to a satisfying dinner, these recipes celebrate nourishing ingredients and the well-documented health benefits…
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Bodacious Shops Janesville Wisconsin Blue Zones Series Part 3 Mediterranean Diet Arugula Salad Recipe

Bodacious Recipe of the Month: Blue Zones Edition | Janesville, Wisconsin

This recipe uses ingredients from our Janesville, Wisconsin location. Check out our other blog post from today to see what our friends in Pensacola, Florida are cooking up! At Bodacious Shops of Block 42, we embrace the spirit of celebrating life, drawing inspiration from the vibrant Blue Zones where people cherish not just the years…
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Bodacious Shops Blue Zones Series Part 3 Olive Oil Balsamic Vinegar Recipe Arugula Salad Mediterranean Diet

Bodacious Recipe of the Month: Blue Zones Edition | Pensacola, Florida

This recipe uses ingredients from our Pensacola, Florida location. Check out our other blog post from today to see what our friends in Janesville, Wisconsin are cooking up! At Bodacious Shops, we believe in celebrating not just the years in life but the life in those years, much like those living in the Blue Zones,…
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Olive Oil Unveiled: A Powerhouse in Blue Zone Living

Welcome back, friends! Today, we delve into a key part of Blue Zone living—the golden elixir, olive oil. Join us for an exploration into its nutritional value, the Blue Zone connection, and two easy recipes that position olive oil at the heart of it all. Unlocking the Nutrition of Olive Oil Abundant in heart-healthy monounsaturated…
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Unlocking the Secrets of Blue Zone Living with Bodacious Shops

Welcome to Bodacious Shops, where we’re setting sail on an extraordinary journey into the heart of well-being! In alignment with American Heart Month, observed every February, we invite you to join us over the next few weeks as we explore the captivating world of Blue Zones—regions renowned for fostering not only longevity but vitality. Our…
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Coffee with Olive Oil?! We Did It First at Bodacious Shops 😎

As coffee enthusiasts ‘round the world continue to explore unique and innovative flavor combinations, the trend of adding olive oil to your brew is making waves. At Bodacious Shops, we proudly introduced the concept of “coffee with olive oil’ long before it gained this newfound attention. Olive Oil in Coffee… Why? Thought it might sound…
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Kickstarting Health in the New Year with the Blue Zone Diet

As we step into 2024, many of us are eager to hit the reset button on our health and well-being. What better way to start fresh than by adopting the principles of the Blue Zone diet and incorporating the golden elixir of the Mediterranean—olive oil—into our daily meals? Let’s explore how these two dietary choices…
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cooking a dish in a shallow pan

Olive Oil: A Safe and Healthy Choice for Cooking

In the foodie world, there’s often a debate about which cooking oils are safe to use at high temperatures, and olive oil is no exception. Some people question the safety of cooking with olive oil, concerned that it might not withstand the heat of the kitchen. However, when it comes to high-quality olive oil, there’s…
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Fruits, vegetables, fish and grains

The Golden Elixir: Unlocking the Health Benefits of Olive Oil in the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet is a style of eating that is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats like olive oil. Olive oil is a staple in the Mediterranean Diet and has many health benefits that make it a great choice for cooking and adding flavor to your food. 1. Heart Health: Olive oil…
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Making a salad

Boosting Nutrient Absorption: The Magic of Pairing Veggies with Olive Oil

Have you heard of fat-soluble vitamins? These are vitamins that can only be absorbed by the body when paired with fat. Some examples include vitamins A, D, E, and K. And it’s not just vitamins—certain minerals like calcium and iron are also better absorbed by the body when paired with fat. So what does this…
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