Supercharge your diet with this underrated superfood
Post festive feasting leads to a January full of faddy diets; miserable to maintain and often ineffective. Instead, consider the quality of food in your diet. Unaprol, the largest organisation of Italian olive producers, are on a mission to encourage just this. The project is designed to raise awareness about the quality of guaranteed and controlled European olive products.
European high quality olives and extra virgin olive oil are not only condiments capable of adding taste and enjoyment to every dish, but also essential elements for maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle. In particular, extra virgin olive oil – the linchpin of the Mediterranean Diet – is much more than a condiment: it is a precious fuel for our bodies. It is a source of vitamin E and rich in polyphenols, which help to protect from cellular oxidation cell damage. Additionally, its unique composition of fats helps the body maintain normal blood cholesterol levels. For this reason, it is important to consume the right amount of extra virgin olive oil, about 20g, each day as part of a balanced diet: both for taste and well-being benefit.
This January, 31 London restaurants will participate in the “European extra virgin olive oil weeks” initiative: an event to be savored, which aims to whet the appetite of British consumers. There will be no lack of gastronomic ideas; each participating restaurant will recommend a dish for enhancing the product and will have dedicated personnel on hand for information on the theme. Please see below for a full list of participating restaurants.
Participating restaurants: C’Alice, Manitoba, Macellaio RC (South Kensington, Exmouth Market, Union Street), Rosso Pomodoro (Covent Garden, Camden, Chelsea, Oxford Street, Hoxton, Swiss Cottage), Locanda Canton, Trattoria Monte Bianco, Mattarello, Tipicetta, Cacio e Pepe, Mister Lasagna, Osteria dell’Angolo.