05 Feb MENU OF THE MONTH – January 2016
PRIME SEASONAL PRODUCTS
Our Butler has decided that it’s time to get back to healthy eating after the Christmas holidays and makes it easy for us by recommending we consume the following seasonal foods. It’s important that they are eaten at their peak moment both for the nutrients they provide and for their taste, smell and colour. The Mediterranean diet is a valuable cultural inheritance which represents much more than a mere nutritional guideline, that also happens to be delicious and healthy. It’s a balanced lifestyle which draws together recipes, ways of cooking, celebrations, customs, typical products and a variety of human activities.
FRESH FRUIT SHOULD BE A DAILY DESSERT
Fruits are nutritious foods which give colour to our daily diet and are also a good alternative both mid-morning or mid-afternoon: Persimmons, Custard Apples, Strawberries, Kiwis, Lemons, Mandarins, Apples, Oranges, Bananas, Grapefruit.
EAT VEGETABLES IN ABUNDANCE
Vegetables and fruit are a prime source of vitamins, minerals and fibre in our diet and at the same time provide us with a large quantity of water. It’s crucial to consume 5 portions of fruit and vegetables daily. Thanks to their high anti-oxidant and fibre content they can help to prevent amongst other things, some cardiovascular illnesses and certain types of cancer.
Chard, Garlic, Artichokes, Celery, Aubergines, Curly Endive, Spinach, Peas, Broad Beans, Green Beans, Lettuce, Turnips, Cucumber, Peppers, Leeks, Radishes, Beetroot, Cabbage, Tomatoes, Carrots
CONSUME AN ABUNDANCE OF FISH
The consumption of oily fish is recommended at least once or twice a week because it’s oil, despite being of animal origin, have qualities very similar to those of vegetable oils which are considered to have properties which protect against cardiovascular diseases.
Elvers, Cod, Cockles, Sea Bream, Shrimp, Carp, Norway Lobster, Halibut, Pink Lobster, Whiting, Sea Bass, Mussels, Grouper, Oysters, Ray’s Bream, Perch, Octopus, Salmon, Shark, Trout, Scallops.
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