Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) March 27, 2014
Flavor Your Life, a European Union funded campaign that is dedicated to providing the latest in olive oil news, discusses how a Mediterranean diet supplemented with Tuscan olive oil can be a delicious, healthy lifestyle.
Olive oil has been a key ingredient in Mediterranean culinary traditions. According to the American researcher Ancel Keys, olive oil enhances the taste and aroma of a dish and offers added health benefits. About 50 years ago, Keys, a retired nutritionist, discovered that the health secret of the Mediterranean population was linked to the exclusive consumption of extra virgin olive oil, cereals, legumes, fruit, vegetables, and fish, with no animal fats. In recent years, the Mediterranean diet and the consumption of olive oil has spread around the world because of its beneficial effects on health. The benefits include antioxidants that fight cancer and high blood pressure, fatty acids that protect arteries, and an array of vitamins, including vitamin E. For even greater health benefits, opt for organic olive oil.
Extra virgin olive oil is also popular for its taste and flavor contributions. When olive oil is substituted with different oils, the dish loses its aromas and decadence. Today it is known that olive oil contains hundreds of different natural fragrances. More than 50 of these substances have positive health attributes.
The Flavor Your Life campaign supported by the European Union, Unaprol and the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, is dedicated to providing the latest in industry news and health information about European extra virgin olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil enhances the flavors of your recipes while providing health benefits. Flavor Your Life campaign, the voice of olive oil production quality control, aims to educate consumers so they can make informed decisions when purchasing olive oil.