best olive oils

Home-made food that makes us happy while self-isolating at home: Italian potato focaccia

    Good home-made food has the power to make us feel well and happy, especially when we make it from scratch and with our hands. This is something we certainly need now that we are self-isolating at home and spending so much time inside. This Italian potato focaccia recipe [...]

Extra virgin olive oil rejuvinates the brain thanks to hydroxytyrosol, new research says

Extra virgin olive oil health benefits for the brain. Italian scientists say that hydroxytyrosol can increase new neurons counteracting cognitive decline during aging

A scientific research shows why the Mediterranean Diet is so healthy

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

Extra virgin olive oils that are good for the soil, planet and our health

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 [...]

How to buy or choose the best extra virgin olive oil

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 [...]

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