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Why do Italians eat lentil to ring in a lucky new year?

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Why do Italians eat lentil to ring in a lucky new year?

2020 has gone for good and even if it has not been the luckiest year ever for the majority, we will never forget it. As 2021 is approaching every of us would benefit from a bit of luckiness from it, but how can we ring in a lucky new year?   Every culture will do that on their own way according to their heritage and in particular, the Italian culture won’t miss the opportunity to shape their tradition around food neither this time! Indeed, to recreate a proper Italian NYE party at home we need only three key ingredients: Prosecco, 80s...

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OUR BLACK FRIDAY IS GREEN

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OUR BLACK FRIDAY IS GREEN

We thought about it for a few seconds looking into each other's eyes, while we were struggling with our planning and we were ready to overlook the very discounted black Friday week because it has nothing to do with our philosophy and vision. Then we said to ourselves that black Friday gives us the chance to explain our supply chain and therefore our work. Ours is a small company with a great dream, that of bringing to as many people as possible the excellence produced with extreme dedication and care in the best extra virgin olive oil farms in Italy....

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Chocolate with extra virgin olive oil is also good for diabetics

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Chocolate with extra virgin olive oil is also good for diabetics

This news for those like me who are passionate about chocolate makes me jump for joy. A study by La Sapienza University of Rome Department of Medicine has scientifically demonstrated that chocolate containing extra virgin olive oil, thanks to oleouropein, is good for type 2 diabetics. Oleouropein is a substance extracted from extra virgin olive oil and is one of the most important polyphenols, that is one of those substances that make extra virgin olive oil something much more than a condiment. Why does oleouropein act on diabetes? Professor Violi explains that the presence of oleouropein in extra virgin olive...

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Extra virgin olive oil the best thing for sportsmen's muscles

Extra virgin olive oil the best thing for sportsmen's muscles

Like Founder of WOOP Evo I feel to share with all of you my personal experience. I am an athlete by birthright. My dad was an AS Roma football player and we all have a cult of sport in our family, I have played many sports and run some 42 km marathons, my son loves to surf even in winter and my daughter was a national promise of Italian horse riding. For us the saying that we are what we eat has always been true.  Some time ago I started to feel some annoying pains in my joints, hands, knees,...

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Why is extra virgin olive oil the best ally of our health?

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Why is extra virgin olive oil the best ally of our health?

Properties, Medical evidence and good uses. 1- Dietary fats are highly controversial, with debates about animal fats, seed oils, and everything in between in full force. Olive oil that is truly extra virgin has a distinct taste and is high in phenolic antioxidants, which is the main reason why it’s so beneficial. Antioxidants are biologically active, and some of them can help fight serious diseases. The oil’s main antioxidants include the anti-inflammatory oleocanthal, as well as oleuropein, a substance that protects LDL (bad) cholesterol from oxidation. Also, Evo Oil contains modest amounts of vitamins E and K and plenty of...

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