OIL: ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH?
& COOKING ARTICLE
a widely accepted fact that following a Mediterranean
diet can lead to a longer life and can prevent a range
of illnesses from certain cancers to heart disease.
Recent reports have also shown that a high quality Mediterranean
diet can prove beneficial during pregnancy, as it can
help ward off asthma and allergies in babies. So what's
the secret? Olive oil! Leading Italian olive oil specialists
Filippo Berio explains why.
living in the Mediterranean have long been enjoying
some of the longest life spans in the world and it's
all down to the food they eat. Following a diet rich
in olive oil, fruit, vegetables and fish has proven
to have a beneficial effect on their health and longevity,
and olive oil is the magic ingredient that underpins
a Mediterranean diet couldn't be easier. Here, Filippo
Berio shows you how in eight easy steps:
dishes are based around lots of plant vegetables and
fruit so make sure that these form the basis of all
wholegrains such as couscous, polenta and bulgur wheat
in addition to breads, cereals and pasta into your
dishes. Low in saturated fat they can help maintain
healthy blood sugar levels, as well as helping you
to regulate your body weight and promote digestive
lots of pulses to your salads and stews, these will
not only give extra flavour but will also give your
dishes added texture.
sure you eat fish at least twice a week. Oily fish
is a great source of omega 3 an essential fatty acid
that can help prevent heart disease and cancer.
for cheese and yoghurt as a pudding alternative. These
foods have good bacteria that can help promote a healthy
healthy 'good' fats within your cooking such as olive
oil. Not only can it be used to fry, grill, marinate,
dress and garnish foods it also enhances and adds
further flavour to your meals.
herbs and spices such as basil, oregano and thyme
to help add extra depth to your dishes.
red wine in moderation can also help prevent heart
article comes from Filippo
Berio the Italian Olive Oil producers.
Not all olive oils are created equal. Just like
fine wine, olive oils are moulded by the terrain, season
and olive varieties used to make each blend. There are
more than 1,000 different varieties of olive and each
has its own distinctive flavour profile. Family run
Italian olive oil specialists, Filippo Berio, knows
this only too well and uses only the finest olive oil
blends from across the Mediterranean to produce its
deliciously unique and discerning range of olive oils.
Filippo Berio has over 130 years of expertise in
creating a range of quality olive oils, crafted by its
resident blender, each Filippo Berio olive oil is made
using only the finest quality oils, which have been
strictly tested before only 6% are selected to make
its signature varieties.
26 September 2008
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