The Mediterranean lifestyle is about finding the perfect balance between work and leisure, food and friends. It’s about enjoying life to the full – through fresh, healthful foods, enjoyed with family and friends, finding a social balance between work and relaxation and experiencing the pleasures of an active life.
Above all, it’s easy! Just a few simple adjustments to your daily habits will bring you many of the benefits of a Mediterranean lifestyle. Try eating three different vegetables every day, or go for a walk with an old friend. Remember to enjoy yourself.
The Mediterranean diet includes an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, grains, a moderate intake of meat and fish, and olive oil. Italian cuisine is an outstanding example of the principles of this diet, with great-tasting simple dishes made with fresh ingredients, plenty of vegetables and healthful, delicious olive oil.
The Mediterranean lifestyle is about taking the time to relax and enjoy the company of the people you care about. Sharing meals with friends and family, pausing to taste and smell and enjoy, rather than simply refuel, is one of the most valued foundations of traditional Mediterranean culture. Cultivating this balance in life has long enabled Italians to enjoy a rich quality of life.
One of the secrets to happiness and longevity is activity. Engage with your world and the people in it. Walk, cycle, garden, tour your city or play with a game with your children. Exercise results in an immediate sense of physical and emotional well-being; sharing the experience with family or friends further leads to a feeling of belonging. Whatever you choose, do it with gusto – a taste for life.
Cooking with Bertolli
Bertolli makes it easy for you to enjoy a rich variety of flavours of the Mediterranean.