Mediterranean Diet

Health Benefits of The Mediterranean Diet For Hydration

As the weather gets warmer, it’s important to make sure you’re staying hydrated and both extra virgin olive oil and The Mediterranean Diet are great options for nutrition in the heat.

While water is always the best choice, there are some other foods that can also help keep you hydrated. Extra virgin olive oil is a good option, as it’s packed with healthy fats and antioxidants. The Mediterranean diet is another great way to stay hydrated, as it includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.

And of course, make sure you’re getting enough fluids throughout the day. Aim for at least 8 glasses of water, and more if you’re sweating or spending time in the heat. By following these tips, you’ll be sure to stay hydrated all summer long.

According to, many foods in The Mediterranean Diet are a healthy choice to withstand heat and mugginess and compensate for liquids.

It reports:

In a Mediterranean climate, every day the human body produces, through perspiration, about a liter and a half of sweat consisting of water and mineral salts, in particular sodium, potassium, chlorine and a little magnesium. Abundance and variety of vegetables and fruit allow them to be recovered without resorting to any integration, unless otherwise advised by a doctor. Vegetable nutrition rich in fiber and antioxidants, the best anti-heat remedies. In fact, where there are fibers there is water, where there are antioxidants, there are phytochemicals that protect plants, and therefore also those who eat them, from excess heat and ultraviolet rays.

There are so many great recipe ideas out there to help you stay hydrated in the summer heat, but here’s one of our favourites which, you’ve guessed it, puts extra virgin olive oil to good use!

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Jicama and Grapefruit Salad


  • 2 tablespoons Morocco Gold extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded jicama
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 3 tablespoons shopped mint leaves
  • Segments from 2 large grapefruits
  • 1/4 cup candied walnuts, chopped


  1. In a medium glass bowl, mix together the first 4 ingredients to make the dressing. Set aside.
  2. In a large salad bowl, combine cabbage, carrots, jicama and mint leaves. Add the dressing and toss until well combined. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to individual salad plates, top with grapefruit segments and chopped candied walnuts.
  3. Enjoy the Jicama and Grapefruit Salad

How To Store Extra Virgin Olive Oil In The Heat

Olive Oil Fights Against Cadiovascular Disease

We know that a bottle of Morocco Gold Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a thing of beauty.  We designed it that way!  But, we understand you may not want to take the whole bottle with you in your picnic basket. But fear not, decanting a smaller amount to take with you for the day shouldn’t affect the flavour.  According to TheKitchin  pouring smaller amounts of olive oil in a dark-colored bottle to use as you need it is absolutely fine.

Just avoid storing oil in plastic containers because chemicals from the plastic can seep into the oil. Also avoid reactive metal containers, like iron or copper, which can cause a reaction with the oil, making it unsafe.

A remember, extra virgin olive oil makes the healthiest of salad dressings for your summer salad.

And remember, our latest 2022 Morocco Gold Harvest is now available to buy online.  With the usual health boosting polyphenol levels and low acidity, it’s never been a better time to re-stock on the best olive oil around.

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