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5 Tips to Healthy Italian Eating

By November 13, 2013 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Enjoy a healthy, hearty Italian meal at La Piazza Dario!

When many people think of Italian food, they think of carbohydrate overload and heavy creams. But eating Italian food doesn't have to be bad for you. While some dishes are served with (delicious) cream based sauces, there are ways to tailor your meal to suit your healthy lifestyle, even while dining out!

Come to La Piazza Dario and order your favourite Italian dishes with just a few modifications. You get to enjoy the delicious tastes of Italy, without having to feel guilty about what you're eating!

Tips to Healthy Italian Eating:

  1. Ask if the dish comes in a whole grain option, such as whole wheat bread or pasta. Eating whole grains is believe to lower the risk of many chronic diseases.
  2. Have some olive oil! Whether it's in your appetizer or main course, olive oil is a healthy dietary fat that is good for your cardiovascular system. It also helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
  3. Choose tomato based sauces over cream based ones for a meal with a lower fat content.
  4. Say no to the parmesan cheese. 
  5. Have a glass of Italian red wine (but don't overdo it). Red wine provides antioxidants and resveratrol which helps support good cardiovascular health.
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