Explore the world of health & wellness and aim to inspire others through the Mediterranean lifestyle.
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7 Reasons You Need an Olive Oil Subscription
While the average American consumes ~1kg of olive oil per person per year, Greeks consume about 20x that amount. Here's why you should make it a habit to add generous amounts of high antioxidant content olive oil to your diet.
Kitchen Repetition Will Set You Free
Here’s a life hack suggestion for you: Eat the same meals every week. Decision fatigue apparently makes us more likely make poor choices when it comes to food by the end of the day.
Your “Extra Virgin” Olive Oil is Probably Fake – Here’s how to Test It Like an Expert
If you haven’t given any thought to the olive oil you’re using, you are likely missing out on some truly major health benefits. Not all oils are created equal!
Reading and Listening
We Were Wrong About Eggs...
Remember how for the past couple decades we were told to eat tasteless egg white omelettes? Well it turns out that eggs, including the yolk, are pretty healthy.
5 Ways To Practice Gratitude This Thanksgiving
In our world today, it might seem like this feeling is difficult to come by. Here at Kosterina, we have a few tried and true ways to practice gratitude in our everyday lives.
Meet Kosterina's Executive Chef, Marilena Leavitt
Marllena Leavitt, a lifelong lover of the Mediterranean diet and our Executive Chef here at Kosterina sat down with us to share some of her thoughts about food, family and living a balanced life.
How to Live to Be 100 Years Old
Change up your diet. Want to live to celebrate your hundredth birthday? It’s going to take a lot less birthday cake, and more fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats. But don’t think you have to completely give up all the good things in life, the secret to a long life also includes wine and naps.
How to Tell If Your "Extra Virgin" Olive Oil is Real or Fake
Since we know olive oil fraud is widespread across the world, you’re probably wondering how you can actually tell if the olive oil bottles on supermarket shelves are actually “extra virgin.”
What You Need to Know About Olive Oil Fraud
Don’t be duped into buying second-rate “EVOO.” The next time you head to the grocery store for dinner ingredients, you’ll want to be wary of misleading labels—mainly, olive oil brands that claim their blends are “extra-virgin.” It turns out, most of the olive oil varieties at your local supermarket aren’t exactly 100% authentic.
Reading and Listening
7 Podcasts For Foodies
Even if you’ve never listened to a podcast before, you’ve probably heard of popular ones like Serial or This American Life.
7 Reasons Why a Mediterranean Diet Should Be Your Go-To
It’s healthy and delicious. Forget the juice cleanses or those low-carb, no-sugar, no-dairy (basically no-fun) diets. There’s one diet that’s tried and true, and has been around for ages--since Ancient History, to be exact. This diet lets you actually enjoy food and you won’t have to skimp on the good stuff. It’s the Mediterranean diet.
7 Beauty Benefits of Olive Oil
The Mediterranean staple isn’t just for cooking or eating; it can also do wonders to your beauty routine.