A bit of Mediterranean diet

The Mediterranean diet is well-known as one of the world’s healthiest. It is the traditional diet eaten by people mainly in Greece and Southern Italy. The principal aspects of this diet include proportionally the high consumption of olive oil, legumes, unrefined cereals, fruits, and vegetables, moderate to high consumption of fish, moderate consumption of dairy products (mostly as cheese and yogurt), moderate wine consumption, and low consumption of non-fish meat products.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the key element of the Mediterranean Diet. It is listed among the “good” fats. The traditional Mediterranean diet based on olive oil, is not fattening! The Olive Oil contains only 9 calories/gram and the only thing that would be increased with the consumption of two spoons (23 grams) of Olive Oil per day is …our health and longevity! Recent studies have uncovered much information about its health beneficial properties.

Please have a “taste” at the recipes menu!

source:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediterranean_diet

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/which-countries-have-the-healthiest-diets-a6971466.html

http://www.oliveoiltimes.com/olive-oil-health-news?page=4

http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/mediterranean_diet_the_worlds_healthiest_diet

 

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