If we told you that we had the elixir of eternal youth, would you believe us? Well, OK, perhaps not an ‘elixir’ per se, but what we do have is the best diet in the world: the Mediterranean Diet and its soulmate Olive Oils from Spain.
Olive Oil is the cornerstone and unrivalled basic ingredient of the Mediterranean Diet. Not only does it help to prevent coronary disease, it is also a proven anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Plus, it regulates weight and slows down cognitive deterioration. And perhaps the most important thing of all – it makes you happy. Come again? Yes, you heard it right – our amazing ingredient is capable of combating depressive episodes thanks to its monounsaturated acids.
That’s why more and more people are adopting our lifestyle due to its association with ‘a longer and healthier life’. So now you know; if you want to look 60 in your eighties, start looking after yourself right now and make a note of these tips we’ve created with five staple ingredients of the Mediterranean Diet: Olive Oil, vegetables, pulses, fish and fruit.
Number 1: Crispy lentils with cumin seeds and Olive Oil
Open a jar of lentils and rinse them well. Fry them with some olive oil, a sliced garlic clove and a tablespoon of cumin seeds. Before serving, drizzle with a few drops of ginger-infused oil. Mmmm… you’ll be speechless.
Number 2: Lettuce jus with tuna and crispy bacon
Now is the time to use that tuna preserved in olive oil you made the other day. Remember? Blitz some lettuce leaves in a blender with olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Pour onto a plate, top with a piece of tuna and sprinkle with crispy bacon bits. Unbeatable!
Number 3: Oranges with Olive Oil and sugar
Don’t have a boyfriend? No problem, we’ll sort it out for you. Make these oranges with olive oil and sugar and invite him to come and try them. He’ll be yours in an instant, promise!
Number 4: Bread with tomato, garlic and Olive Oil
Olé España! This is a classic breakfast option in Spain. If you haven’t tried it yet, what are you waiting for? Finely chop some fresh tomatoes and a clove of garlic. Toast the bread and drizzle it with olive oil. Pile the tomato mixture on top. You won’t leave even a crumb on the plate!
With simple, healthy recipes like these, the Mediterranean Diet has won a place in our lives. Get on-board. Life with olive oil always tastes better.