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Healthy Mediterranean food from Puglia Italy

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 the best Extra Virgin Olive Oil

I am often told by those attending our Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting Tours of the difficulties in selecting a good olive oil when they shop at home. They are not familiar with the brands, nor can they meaningfully translate the information on the label into helpful knowledge. So, invariably, their [...]

Mediterranean Diet shown to be better for the heart than a low-fat diet

A massive and rigorous new study conducted on 7,447 people in Spain showed that 30% of heart diseases and deaths can be prevented switching to a Mediterranean diet rich in extra virgin olive oil, nuts, seafood, beans, fruit and vegetables. Low-fat diets did not reach these great results! CBSNEWS wrote today: "If you want to [...]

By |2017-05-04T14:03:30+02:00March 21st, 2013|cuisine, Mediterranean Healthy food, Puglia|0 Comments

Why the Mediterranean diet or cuisine is so important

Why is the Mediterranean diet so important? The article in the Wall Street Journal clearly explains why the latest results of the massive study conducted on more than 7,000 patients in Spain and published Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine are extremely important. The WSJ  says "Few previous [...]

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