The Mediterranean diet is not just a dietary guide; it’s a way of life. It certainly embodies the lifestyle of many Italians. Doctors and specialists increasingly endorse it because it offers valuable guidance for human health.
However, although it’s closely associated with Italy, we weren’t the first to recognize its importance. The term “Mediterranean diet” was actually coined by an American researcher, Ancel Keys, who arrived in Italy as a soldier in the late 1930s. His comprehensive studies revealed that the key to the better health of Mediterranean residents, especially in terms of cardiovascular health, lies in a healthy, balanced diet rich in legumes and plant fibers. It’s a remedy that can prevent some significant diseases.
At its core, this diet emphasizes important nutritional choices, primarily centered around the abundant consumption of vegetables and fruits. But it also includes other factors, like regular physical activity, conviviality, a preference for seasonal foods, and sourcing locally.
Castellino’s specialties for appetizers and aperitifs are produced in Italy, in the Marche region, just a stone’s throw from your home. They embody the authentic variety and genuine goodness of ingredients, all made by hand.