The Mediterranean Diet is a lifestyle typical of the areas of the Mediterranean basin, one of the most recommended by dieticians and nutritionists, whose fundamental points are: variety and completeness.
Its benefits offer a perfect balance of all the essential nutrients for the well-being of our body, in fact it protects against cardiovascular diseases and provides for the consumption of foods of plant origin. It is good for our body, but also for the environment since it is a diet with a low environmental impact compared to other models, from both a social and an economic point of view. In fact, in 2010 it was recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
It is therefore a very balanced diet that includes cereals, bread, vegetables, olive oil, fish and wine, foods that form the so-called food pyramid that allows us to clearly visualize, starting from the bottom up to the top, the foods that we can consume more and those that should be limited.
It is essential to drink a lot, and in fact at the bottom of the pyramid we find water, flanked by bread, cereals, pasta, potatoes and rice, going further up, fruit, vegetables and legumes follow, and we arrive at olive oil, milk, dairy products, and then eggs, white meat and fish, up to the top where we find red meat, cured meats and desserts.
The main characteristics of the Mediterranean diet are the low consumption of saturated fats and the important presence of fiber and carbohydrates, while the intake of monounsaturated fats that derive from olive oil is high , which is also rich in benefits.
Among the main benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil we can mention its antioxidant properties , useful for the prevention of tumors, prevents cardiovascular diseases, fights diabetes and helps to lower blood pressure, as well as preventing wrinkles and hydrating the skin.
Oil is therefore a fundamental natural and healthy component of the Mediterranean diet, being the main and almost exclusive source of fat.
Our Sopraffino di Ceraso and Finissimo di Ceraso oils, products of theCilento Biodistrict , south of Salerno, are obtained from the pressing of a different variety of olives. The high quality level is guaranteed by a rigid certification process which guarantees its authenticity and naturalness at every stage of production, from plant cultivation to bottling.
A production that takes place with the utmost attention to the environment, guaranteeing an authentic product of the highest quality, tasty and healthy.