Drinking olive oil is a time-honored practice that offers numerous health benefits. It has been used for centuries in Mediterranean cultures and is an integral part of many diets. Drinking olive oil can help improve heart health, aid digestion, promote weight loss, reduce the risk of cancer, and improve skin health.
Starting your Mediterranean diet, you don't need to give up your hamburger forever. Just agree with yourself that now you get it a little less often than before. And instead of missing a couple of hamburgers a month, you will enjoy grilled salmon and a glass of organic orangePinot Gris. Deal?
“One wandering Spartan, having gone to the inn to spend the night, gave the host the fish that he had brought with him and asked him to cook it for dinner. The host agreed, but said that dinner would still require at least olive oil and bread, to which the Spartan objected: “If I had olive oil and bread, would I mess with this fish?!” - An old Greek joke, the author is unknown.
The use of olive oil for hair care is traceable back thousands of years. Ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans took care of their bodies just as we do now. They were known to use olive oil for hair and skin care, and it has been a staple ingredient in many traditional Mediterranean beauty remedies.
The olive (Olea Europaea) is one of the oldest and most important domesticated crops grown by humans. Since its inception, this tree, both naturally and with the help of man, has diverged into many varieties. Today, there are about 700 varieties of olives in the world. Who knows, maybe someday we'll collect them all here?
We live in a world of illusions, delusions and fantasies. Sometimes it’s too hard not to lose the boundaries of common sense. In recent years, it has become fashionable to consume unfiltered olive oil. This popularity is based on the fantasy that unfiltered olive oil is more natural, authentic, fresher and healthier than filtered olive oil.
What was the Mediterranean diet long before it was invented in America? What did the ancient inhabitants of the Mediterranean eat, and can it be called the Mediterranean diet? In short, the answer is yes. Yes, it was the same Mediterranean diet and absolutely nothing has changed since then. But you know, there are always some details…
Olive oil is good for your health, but not just any olive oil. The only healthy olive oil is the one obtained when fresh, just harvested olives are pressed without heat or the addition of solvents. Healthy olive oil is a fresh olive juice, full of polyphenols that cleanse blood vessels, lower bad cholesterol and kill cancer cells.
The taste and aroma of olive oil is magic. It is a unique combination of different components: soil, climate, harvest time and… Yes, there is something more: it matters who the neighbours of the olive tree are. And here magic gives way to quite understandable scientific facts.
To be honest, there is no such thing as Mediterranean diet. There are just cultural and culinary traditions of peoples living around the Mediterranean Sea. Much in these traditions is common to all peoples, but there are even more differences in them.