Winner of the World Best Mediterranean Cuisine Book – the Dun Gifford Prize – in the Gourmand Best in World awards, also the National Best Diet Book in the ‘for the public’ category.
“History, culture, tradition and science: the secrets of olive oil, the most important contributing dietary factor for better health and longevity of the Mediterranean diet. You will find everything inside this enjoyable book, which will surpass all expectations” – Professor Francesco Sofi, Professor of Food Science and Clinical Nutrition, University of Florence
“I can’t help but think that if all of the world’s leaders were to read this book and promote the implementation of its recommendations, we would see a lot less premature death and morbidity. Our population would shrink in girth. Diabetes and hypertension would be relegated to the genetically less fortunate.” – Dr Melissa Shirley Walton MD, Cardiologist Medscape)
Is it true that two tablespoons of olive oil a day can halve your risk of heart disease and help sustain weight loss?
Can olive oil kill cancer cells, fight Alzheimer’s Disease, revive a failing heart and even turn off bad genes?
The Olive Oil Diet takes an authoritative look at the science behind the headlines. Recent studies have shown that a Mediterranean diet based around olive oil can significantly improve health, well-being and vitality and maintain a healthy weight.
All olive oils are not the same, however. This book also explores the effects of diverse varieties of olives, growing techniques and oil-production methods on the health-giving properties – and flavour – of different oils. With over 100 delicious recipes, it points the way to those extra virgin oils and food combinations that are likely to do you the most good.
This fascinating journey to the heart of the Mediterranean reveals the extraordinary health secrets of nature’s original superfood.