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 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 [...]
We have a few places left for our SPECIAL cooking and wine tour in Lecce Puglia Italy on September 20th-27th, 2014. This program is focused on the healthy benefits of the Mediterranean cuisine and food. This is a unique opportunity to join the Stile Mediterraneo Academy and learn all the [...]
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 [...]
One of the reasons why the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest cuisines in the world is that we use very little salt and cook with lots of herbs and spices, from oregano to basil, parsley, thyme, rosemary, garlic, fennel and chilly pepper.