Traditional Italian meals can help you achieve this as the core ingredients for many of the most popular dishes include fresh vegetables, olive oil, grains which are low in calories but high in nutritional value.
Why is Eating a Balanced Diet So Important?
Research tells us that eating a balanced diet is an essential part of improving your overall health, lowering your risk of chronic diseases and provides you with good nutrition.
Help You Maintain Your Ideal Weight
Reducing the number of calories you consume can help you achieve or maintain your ideal weight. Using fresh vegetables including tomatoes, leafy green and onions will assist with this. These are low in calories and have high nutritional values.
Boost Your Fibre Intake
Italian dishes will contain a plethora of fibre rich foods including vegetables and grains. The benefits of fibre rich foods include helping you regulate your digestive system, stabilise blood sugar levels, and lower blood cholesterol.
Did you know that olive oil is a monounsaturated fat rich in omega fatty acids. This healthy form of oil is full of antioxidants and is used in the most authentic of Italian meals! Olive oil helps to reduce inflammation, protect your heart, and fight disease.
Antioxidants to Help Your Body
Many of the ingredients used in Italian food are packed with powerful antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, and E. Vegetables, grains and nuts, fruits and olive oil not only provide the health benefits but of course also provide the all-important flavours as well.
For the wine lovers, you will be pleased to know that red wine also offers antioxidants, which protects the body from unstable molecules that can cause cell damage.
Enjoy a Long Healthy Life
It is a widely known fact that Italians live longer than many of their international neighbours. This shouldn’t be wholly attributed to the Italian diet but there is a correlation between the use of fresh, natural ingredients and the healthiest of fats, both of which have been found to be associated with lower levels of cancer, heart disease, inflammatory disease, and more. Improving longevity of life might be a natural benefit of enjoying an Italian meal!
Garlic is Great to Keep Vampires and Doctors Away!
Did you know that garlic, whether crushed or chopped, offers antibiotic and antifungal properties? Garlic is a key ingredient in the finest Italian foods and has been shown that it may lower the risk of breast, colon, stomach, and throat cancers. Also, garlic has been shown to offer heart protection properties!
Caring is Sharing and Italian Dishes Are Perfect for This
One of the most pleasurable parts of Italian dining is the love that goes into making each dish and the chance to share meals with others! Food is not only about sustenance to maintain health but is an opportunity to be social with others, laugh, and live a life that celebrates family, friends, and health!
We are very proud of the fact that we prepare all our dishes in our restaurant kitchen and create them using freshly sourced local ingredients as well as some we import from Italy.
The recipes we use are from our own family to make them unique and extra special for you to enjoy.
To try some our authentic |Italian dishes, please click here to view the menu.