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Is This Kitchen Staple the Secret to a Longer Life?

Don’t believe the hype! This versatile ingredient is the real superstar of the Mediterranean diet.

Flask of olive oil and olives.
    Lara DeSanto

    Lara DeSanto


    Lara is a former digital editor for HealthCentral, covering Sexual Health, Digestive Health, Head and Neck Cancer, and Gynecologic Cancers. She continues to contribute to HealthCentral while she works towards her masters in marriage and family therapy and art therapy. In a past life, she worked as the patient education editor at the American College of OB-GYNs and as a news writer/editor at