In this day and age of social media is immensely difficult to work out sometimes if hype about food groups is an inflated truth and so for me working on a mindset of everything in moderation seems to work … although donuts are my downfall!
Recently however I was diagnosed with an intolerance to cows milks and its turned my eating on it head and has left me reeling at trying to change my diet by eliminating all cows milk products and as such its left me looking at other products that had missed me previously ill informed radar such as coconut oil and even the old faithful that I had taken for granted, olive oil.
Having just come back from Italy where my diet there had been massively Mediterranean in style and had actually left me feeling the best I had done in weeks I was sad to leave it behind. However after some thought and discussions with Ollie (hubs) we have decided that trying a more mediterranean based diet at home certainly would be no hardship here if we choose wisely.
Firstly deciding which Olive Oil works best for us I thankfully resorted to the real deal with Jamie Oliver’s ‘New buyers guide to Oliver oil‘ to help us decided.
But do you know why you should consider adding Olive Oil into your diet in the first place? we choosing extra-virgin olive is super high in heart-healthy antioxidants called polyphenols and the ‘good fat’ monounsaturated fat, which can help lower cholesterol levels which is all good news. But did you know of some of the other reasons?
Well, this clever oil is packed with the antioxidants that can help lower blood pressure and also help to keep depression at bay!
I have been selecting some of the first recipes I am going to try that will help by cutting down the cows milk in my diet by eating a more Mediterranean based meals.
*This is a collaborative post*