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Healthy Secrets of Authentic Italian Cuisine

Italy is known for it’s healthy population, rich culture and beautiful landscapes. The local food is one of the secrets to the populations health, and it is the Mediterranean diet that is responsible for the foodie¬†lifestyle. Many American reproductions of Italian classics such as pasta with heavy cream-based sauces, pizza with thick dough, and “Italian” sandwiches with processed meats and mayonnaise bare little resemblance to authentic Italian cuisine. So what is it about the Italian diet that is so healthy? (more…)