Mediterranean Healthy food

Healthy Mediterranean food from Puglia Italy

Handmade gnocchi: making food with your hands is very therapeutic

  Today I really needed some food therapy! After a couple of scary days with a bit of temperature (that now is gone), I just decided I needed to make something relaxing with my hands! So I made handmade potato gnocchi! They are very easy and so much fun to [...]

Let’s stay healthy and cook some vegetables: minestrone vegetable soup

It is very important that we stay healthy and include some vegetables in our diet as they are rich in vitamins and fiber. Last week I went to the supermarket and bought lots of vegetables: zucchini, carrots, red tomatoes, cauliflower, potatoes. Today I realized that the zucchini would not have [...]

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 [...]

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