Mediterranean Diet and EVOO Reduce Incidence of Gestational Diabetes

A study in Spain found that early intervention with a Mediterranean diet supplemented with additional extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and pistachios reduces the incidence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and improves outcomes for mother and baby. According to the American Diabetes Association, GDM is an important public health problem, creating complications in seven percent → Read more

“Croatia gourmet 365“ workshops in Osijek and Zagreb

The Croatian National Tourist Board, in cooperation with the Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts, organized a “Croatian 365 Gourmet” workshop in Osijek and Zagreb. The workshop in Osijek was held on Thursday 9/11/2017 at the Museum of Taste, while a workshop in Zagreb is held on Friday 10/11/2017 at the Westin Hotel. Speakers at → Read more

Mediterranean diet and alkaline water linked to reduced reflux symptoms, study finds

Consuming a plant-based Mediterranean-style diet and drinking alkaline water may be just as effective at controlling reflux symptoms as conventional medication, according to a new study published Thursday in the Journal of the American Medical Association Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. Researchers examined the symptoms of two groups of patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), a disease → Read more

Oil in Salads Increases Absorption of Nutrients

An Iowa State University researcher found that oil brings out the full nutritional benefits of vegetables. Because nutrients in food work synergistically, eating a combination of certain foods is often more beneficial than eating them alone, and such is the case with drizzling oil over your salad. The oil boosts the absorption of eight micronutrients, → Read more

The prestigious guide Gult&Millau finally came to Croatia!

Great news for the Croatian gastronomy world – the prestigious guide Gult&Millau finally came to Croatia. In order to monitor closely the development of the Croatian gastronomic scene, Gault & Millau will annually evaluate Croatian restaurants, wines and gastronomic products and present them to domestic and international public. Cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism of → Read more

World’s oldest Italian wine just discovered

Chemical analysis conducted on ancient pottery could dramatically predate the commencement of winemaking in Italy. A large storage jar from the Copper Age (early 4th millennium BC) tests positive for wine. This finding published in Microchemical Journal is significant as it’s the earliest discovery of wine residue in the entire prehistory of the Italian peninsula. → Read more