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"We Olive" keeping hearts happy

All 15 We Olive locations across the country are participating in fundraising activities for the association while providing educational support and information about the importance of a healthy diet including the health benefits of olive oil

The American Heart Association (AHA) is partnering with We Olive, a leading national retailer of California Extra Virgin Olive Oil for a month-long “Happy Hearts” campaign. All 15 We Olive locations across the country are participating in fundraising activities for the association while providing educational support and information about the importance of a healthy diet including the health benefits of olive oil.

There is a concentrated focus on raising awareness regarding cardiovascular disease in conjunction with American Heart Month. Heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the United States for both men and women, making it more important than ever to consider how our lifestyle and eating habits can impact our health.

“Often times healthy eating is associated with deprivation or restriction,” said Frank Mercurio PhD, Managing Partner of We Olive LLC. “We want to demonstrate that eating healthy and protecting your heart can be a delicious pursuit. We know that high-quality extra virgin olive oil has properties that can protect against heart disease and we want to show home cooks of all skill levels how to incorporate EVOO into their diet in a multitude of tasty ways.”

Mercurio continued, “We want to make supporting a serious cause, fighting heart disease, enjoyable and delicious. We feel strongly about the work that the American Heart Association does and we believe that a long and happy life starts with a happy heart.”

Participating We Olive stores are located in Brooklyn (NY), Austin (TX), Reno (NV) and California (Folsom, Costa Mesa, Fresno, La Jolla, Paso Robles, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, Walnut Creek, Los Gatos and San Juan Capistrano). We Olive has raised $12,000 so far for the organization.

by S. C.
10 february 2015, World News > America

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