Quick Tips for a Healthy Italian Vacation
Between your morning run and evening cocktail, your day may be filled with tempting and decadent dishes during an Italian vacation.2015-12-28
Between your morning run and evening cocktail, your day may be filled with tempting and decadent dishes during an Italian vacation. Tiramisu, biscotti and pasta are staples of the Italian diet, and if you're health-conscious, each of these dishes could prove deadly for a strict diet. Don't worry - there are ways to keep your daily calorie intake low while staying at villas in Italy.
Farro: Rather than filling your plate with piles of pasta during every meal, you may want to opt for a heartier grain like farro. Similar to protein-rich quinoa, farro is packed with fiber and complex carbohydrates that digest well and prevent you from feeling bloated at the end of a meal.
Red wine: Choosing a type of wine in Italy should come naturally- the vineyards of this beautiful country are known for producing some of the world's best red wines. There are only about 150 calories in each 5-ounce glass.
Gelato: Just because you're on a diet doesn't mean you have to sacrifice the best cuisine in Italy. Luckily for you, gelato contains about 70 percent less fat than ice cream because it's made with whole milk instead of heavy cream. You can also opt for sorbetto, which contains a mere 100 calories per serving.