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Mediterranean Diet : Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Wine

We now include wine in our portfolio simply because both extra virgin olive oil and wine are rich in antioxidants. They also complement each other to form part of the Mediterranean diet, which is one of the healthiest diets

Over the last three decades accumulating evidence has confirmed that Mediterranean diet helps keep our heart and brain healthy. This diet plan is built around plant-based foods and extra virgin olive oil, and often suggests moderate consumption of dairy products and limited intake of red meat.

Other important elements of the Mediterranean diet are sharing meals with family and friends, enjoying a glass of wine, and being physically active.

Life is full of choices. We can always live a healthier and happier lifestyle if we opt for a more relax diet regime and focus more on what and what not to eat in our everyday diet plan. We can certainly do so with Juan Gil wines, if we consciously drink in moderation, drink in balance between health and enjoyment, and as much as possible drink together with our loved one.

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Can We Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil for Cooking?

Image: flickr. The holy oils of cooking

One question people often ask: Can we use extra virgin olive oil for home cooking? And at a high temperature? If your answer is a “oh, no,” well, don’t worry, you are not the only one who would have reacted as such.

Like many other misconceptions of the use of extra virgin olive oil (here and here), research studies such as this has dispelled the myths of frying with extra virgin olive oil at high temperatures.

Here, however, we want to explore another more interesting question …

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