How often have you enjoyed a glass of wine and woken up with a terrible headache the next morning? Well, you might be surprised to learn that your headache might not only be from a slight hangover - but what's in your wine.
Many of us are increasingly focused on making our entire lives clean, from our skin care to our cleaning products to the food we buy. But, we often have a glass or two of wine at dinner and don't think twice about what's in it.
Natural wine-making isn't new; until recent years our wine went through a natural fermentation process. But, nowadays it's quite normal for farmers and winemakers to add pesticides, herbicides, sugars and sulfates to make the wine last longer and taste the same as it did when it went into the bottle. But, those taste-shifters can have an impact on our bodies and health.
While natural, organic and biodynamic wines are coming back into popularity, get into the habit of checking your wine labels before drinking. If you're looking for assistance on this, one of our favorite (women-owned!) companies is called Rock Juice, and they only source wine from natural and biodynamic farms.
Olive Oil Sommelier, Katerina Mountanos, is the Founder & CEO of Kosterina. Katerina is very passionate about olive oil, the Mediterranean lifestyle and eating for health and longevity.
by Katerina (Katina) MountanosOctober 15, 20210 Comments
Have you ever given the safety and quality of your drinking water a second thought? After listening to this podcast with environmental activist, Erin Brockovich, our team at Kosterina thought deeply about the importance of hydration, and moreover - what we put into our bodies.
by Katerina (Katina) MountanosSeptember 26, 20210 Comments
When I was a child, my aunt always told me that I should always put a few drops of olive oil in my face and body creams. It was her secret to beautiful, healthy, youthful, poreless skin. But where did this practice come from and why?