Rome, the capital of Italy is a symbol of beauty and culture everywhere in the world.
Last week I came back from a wonderful 2 weeks vacation in Rome, The Eternal City!
On this blog post, I will share with you my inspiration from the city.
I found all these elements in Rome.
Rome is a beautiful city, you can find there everything.
If you wish to learn about the wonderful history and culture of Rome, just walk in the streets and you will feel amazed by your surroundings: the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon and many more sites everywhere around you.
For shopping – one of the options is a walk in the beautiful Via del Corso, located right in the historic centre of Rome.
More about this soon.
Now let’s speak about Tradition-
Rome is all about taking your time to Enjoy Life and you can see it through the food culture of Italy.
The meal is a Celebration
it always starts with antipasti-
cold cuts meats or veggies (healthier option)
on the table, there is always fresh water
called “Nasone” (pronounced “na-soh-nay”) means big nose because of their shape
with fresh spring water from the mountains.
After the antipasti, the main course will be served
The Mediterranean diet plan is a combination of the traditional cooking styles of the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea — from Spain to the Middle East. 2
The diet is characterized by abundant plant foods
(fruits, vegetables, breads, other forms of cereals, potatoes, beans, nuts, and seeds),
fresh fruit as the typical daily dessert, olive oil as the principal source of fat, dairy products
(principally cheese and yoghurt),
fish and poultry consumed in low to moderate amounts,
zero to four eggs consumed weekly,
red meat consumed in low amounts,
and wine consumed in low to moderate amounts, normally with meals. 1
An increasing number of researchers continue to demonstrate that eating a diet rich in plant foods and “good” fats protects against cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, cancer, obesity, type 2 diabetes, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. 2
But not only What you eat and drink
You can see it everywhere.
especially with a lot of other people together.
These drinks are usually considered after-dinner drinks and often serve to aid digestion.
According to the herbal medicine, it is good to consume bitter herbs in order to digest better the food.
If you want to adjust this principle to a healthy diet,
you can choose bitter herbal tea at the end of the meal.
From the Italian cuisine, we can learn many things,
and adjust it to our cuisine.
Remember to enjoy food, eat in the right portions, choose the fresh ingredients and take your time to eat.
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My name is Pazit, I’m a registered Naturopath N.D. , MNNA (a member of the Naturopathic Nutrition Association), Herbalist, Aromatherapist and Bach Flower remedies therapist based in London.
www.pazbynature.com Health & Wellness Blog includes travel inspiration, healthy food and natural remedies.