Olive oil and other Mediterranean health secrets

Posted by Laura Grant on June 3, 2008
Posted in Food

Like Italian food? Well, eat up, because it’s good for you. The traditional Mediterranean diet helps protect against the onset of Type II diabetes, according to a study published recently in the British Medical Journal. The diet is rich in olive oil, grains, fruits, nuts, veggies and fish, and low in meat dairy products and alcohol. The abundant use of virgin oil for cooking, frying, spreading on bread, and dressing salads, is a key element of the diet, the report says.

Via :: Science Daily

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2 Responses to “Olive oil and other Mediterranean health secrets”

  1. George
    June 4th, 2008 @ 3:56 pm

    I’m on the Mediterranean diet, I order olive oil straight from Italy and I love it.

  2. laura
    June 9th, 2008 @ 12:09 am

    Why order it from Italy when there’s perfectly good South African olive oil with a lot less air miles?

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