Mediterranean life: A healthy and active lifestyle is the goal!

Olive oil

Olive oil is also another extremely healthy ingredient and heavily present on the mediterranean diet. It is rich in antioxidants, and has anti-inflammatory and cardiovascular properties.

A fact that some people might not be aware of, when shopping for olive oil in regular supermarkets, is that many of them can contain GMO canola oil, or even a high quantities of other types of oil blended. 

Happily, this is definitely not the case in Croatia. In Croatia, olive trees grow deliberately everywhere, either cultivated by people in their garden or on the side of the roads wildly.

Croatian olive oil is not mass produced, that is one of the reasons that the people that never visited the country, don’t know that Croatian olive oil is amongst the best in the world.

Olive oil

Fruits and vegetables

Croatia is also blessed with a very rich and fertile soil, and sunny weather, creating the perfect environment for growing fruits, grains and vegetables, making Croatian cuisine, organic and chemical free.

Again, due to the soil being so fertile, trees grow everywhere. It is common, when walking on the streets of Istria, to encounter trees loaded with fruits. Or when going to a restaurant, eating home grown ingredients.

The local fruits you can buy at any time of the year are: apples, oranges, lemons, grapefruits and pears, you can also find walnut, almond and hazelnut.

During the summer season is the time for cherries, strawberries, kiwis, apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums, cherries, watermelon, cantaloupe, figs and grapes. Fall is the pomegranate and chestnut season. And during the winter, you can find tangerines.

A balanced, light, highly nutritious and fresh mediterranean diet is the first step towards a healthy and happy life.

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