One thing I have learned in all my years living here in Italy is that the Italians have a cure for everything. Food here is so important. Discussions can be heard about where you  can eat well (si mangia bene) or not and if you don’t then that eating place is to be avoided at all costs.

You won’t be surprised to learn that at the slightest feeling of not being quite right, maybe a slight bloating, an unsettled stomach or just feeling out of sorts, then the Italians have a foodie cure. They resort to eating in white.

No, that’s not dressing up in your best white clothes for every meal. Eating in white means eating bland white coloured food. Bread or plain pasta with a touch of oil. Parmesan cheese, also white, is considered excellent for health so you can eat this with your pasta or alone for best benefits.

Italian bread recipes

 

Things to be avoided:

Tea – it makes you agitated.

Peppers in the evening – they can’t be digested.

Too much of anything, the Italians are extremely cautious about eating and do everything in moderation.

Things to be encouraged:

Everything in moderation.

Pasta.

Parmesan.

Lemon.

Olive oil.

Bread and almost anything cooked in a wood oven!