The Mediterranean diet is about cooking at home with family and friends. Home-cooking and family bonds are the secrets to a healthy and long life. The Mediterranean diet is more than just food. It is about social interactions and relationships with family and friends. Food is a mean that brings people together.
Doctors have finally found out that the health benefits effects of the Mediterranean diet may be due not only to the consumption of certain foods, but also to cooking techniques such as sofrito (sauté) made with extra virgin olive oil and tomatoes or garlic. This means that it is healthy to cook with extra virgin olive oil. Here find a recipe with lentils which are naturally rich in proteins and perfect for people who want to follow a Mediterranean Diet or a plant-based diet reducing the quantity of proteins coming from red meat
Not all extra virgin olive oils are the same! In a previous post, we talked about how different EVOOs can be in terms of health benefits due to the different amount of polyphenols (anti-oxidants) they have. The production method is another very important factor that makes extra virgin olive oils [...]
Extra virgin olive oil is made of, among the other things, oleic acid (monounsaturated fatty acids which reduces the level of LDL (bad) cholesterol and increases the level of HDL (good) cholesterol), Vitamins E, A, D, polyphenols (1). Thanks to the intake of the monounsaturated fatty acids, flavonoids, polyphenols, extra [...]
Know what you eat! Not all extra virgn olive oils are the same! I am not talking about adulterated oil. Even those labeled as “extra virgin olive oils”, and that are true extra virgin, can be completely different one from the other and have completely different flavors as well as [...]