The secret of longevity of the people from Marche

The secret of longevity of the people from Marche

Naturally gluten-free Rich in proteins Secret recipe from Sibillini 100% Organic Agriculture Ready in 5 minutes

From the heart of Sibillini Mountains, the 100% organic MonteMonaco legume flour is born. It is perfect to integrate the benefits of the “Mediterranean Diet”, the real secret of the world’s longevity primacy held by the Marche region, which has also been recognized by the 2017 BLOOMBERG GLOBAL HEALTH INDEX, which measures the populations’ health status.

Since November 2010, the Mediterranean Diet has been recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. A heritage that goes well beyond a simple food list, concerning life culture, social, traditional and agricultural practices. Numerous scientific studies have shown that the Mediterranean Diet is a healthy diet that helps prevent major chronic issues such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, bulimia and obesity and, thanks to the antioxidant power of olive oil combined with the consumption of vegetables, it is an important means in cancer prevention.

The “Mediterranean Diet” concept is the result of the work of the American physiologist Ancel Keys, who has demonstrated its scientific value and its effects on longevity thanks to the tests that have been conducted, for about 50 years, on the group enrolled in Montegiorgio (a municipality of the hill county which is close to the Sibillini mountains).

The role of legumes in Mediterranean Diet

The role of legumes in the Mediterranean diet is linked to their many nutritional properties. Peas, chickpeas, broad beans, lentils are a precious source of essential nutrients. From a nutritional point of view, they are a complete source of food: they are rich in proteins and contain vitamins A, B, C and E; they are also rich in mineral salts (iron, potassium, phosphorus, zinc and calcium) and lecithin, which favors the emulsion of fats and avoids their accumulation in blood for the benefit of blood lipids. Therefore, they protect the cardio-circulatory system and are useful in controlling blood pressure.

How many times per week?

Today, legumes are often overlooked (they are wrongly considered as a side dish); instead, they are one of the elements that integrate the Mediterranean diet and should make up the main course of the meal, by replacing – in at least 2-4 weekly occasions – the classic protein sources such as meat, fish, cheese, cold cuts or eggs.

Are legumes good?

Of course, even if children rarely love them. However, their mistrust can be overcome by mixing legumes with other ingredients they know and appreciate, in order to make some tasty and delicious dishes. The MonteMonaco pasta shapes help you invent new recipes and unique dishes.