YOUR WINTER HEALTH PACKAGE
Winter is very personal. Unfortunately most of us feel the seasonal nip but it’s what we do to combat the colds, aches and pains that define our enjoyment of this wonderful time of the year. When we feel run down, it’s super easy to reach for the most obvious corrective measure by way of medicinal supplements and of course in many cases, this is the fastest cure! Too often however, you may find this is a quick fix but then the bugs return and you just can’t seem to shake them off.
This year you owe it to yourself to enter the winter season in as good shape as possible and taking preventative action via your diet is the least invasive way to do this. Choosing organic, seasonal foods that are at the peak of their flavour and goodness will really reward you, there’s just so little to gain from a November tomato so strike it off your shopping list.
Something you may not have thought about as a seasonal food is Extra Virgin Olive Oil however and this issue of The Cold Press pays homage to the Olive Harvest, which in Italy begins around the middle of October depending on the cultivar and region. The very best, freshly pressed Olive Oil is spicy, green and wildly uplifting. It is packed full of antioxidants in a way you just wouldn’t believe, so a daily dose as part of your diet is a brilliant (and enjoyable) way to keep the winter bugs at bay. It is also great for your skin, hair and nails that tend to suffer from winter dullness.
As Olive Oil is a freshly pressed juice, it oxidises over time and the goodness and flavour drops back. It’s a slow journey as it has a shelf-life of 18 months but this is why you need to get your hands on the new season oil as quickly as possible when it is packed full of it’s most decisive characteristics. Shipping directly from the mill in December, we offer you a selection of compilation boxes or individual frantoi boxes (from one specific producer/region/cultivar). The offer is now open and will close on 2nd December 2016. Blink and you miss it. That’s truly seasonal.