In my post today I want to share with you my philosophy in life: La Dolce Vita. In English, it means "The Sweet Life". La Dolce Vita means different things for different people, but for me its about taking the time to smell the roses and see the beauty of life everywhere:
It's about riding your bike down the banks of the Yarra river with the sun on your back and the wind in your hair and thinking to yourself..."this is a sweet life".
It's about getting together with your girlfriends on a lazy Sunday afternoon, drinking wine and talking about love, life and reminiscing about the old times until the sun goes down.
It's about telling your loved one how much you love them a million times a day and then that one more time just to be sure.
It's about ringing your Mum, not because you want her to do something for you, but because you want to share your day with her and let her know that you love her.
It's about doing what your passionate about; the stuff that feeds your soul and lights up that small spot in the back of your brain and not be apologetic about it.
It's about using your best china everyday and wearing your best frock during the day because it makes you feel good and why shouldn't you feel good today? What's special about tomorrow?
It's about getting that crazy, spotted cowhide chair because you love it and it inspires you; even though you know nobody else would appreciate it.
It's about looking after your health not because you want to be rake thin like some of the women in Hollywood, but because you love yourself and you want to feel good.
It's the Art of Living.
If you stayed with me for this long, you would probably be thinking, what does La Dolce Vita got to do with walnut oil or HUGO? Everything and Nothing. Nothing because there is no obvious connection and Everything because the philosophy is all about seeking quality of life. This philosophy was important to my husband and me when we created HUGO. I think walnut oil is something that you can incorporate into your life as part of living a sweet life. As I said before it's a beautiful and delicate oil that you can put into your food and enjoy the many health benefits.
Originally, this was meant to be a post on the health benefits of walnut oil but I didn't think you would be interested in me regurgitating the scientific evidence (write to me if I am wrong!) of the health benefits of walnut oil such as it contains antioxidants which counter the effect of free radicals (i.e fights against the aging process), that it contains plant sourced Omega-3 which has been found to lower your risk of heart disease, it contains vitamins B-1,B-2,B-3, E and niacin and studies have shown that it helps the body cope with stress. I think at the end of the day most people know the value of incorporating nuts, especially walnuts into their diet.
Now for the walnut oil fact of the day:
Did you know that walnut oil can be used as massage oil because it absorbs easily into the body?
Write to me if you have had a La Dolce Vita moment.... until we meet again get the good oil!
Your humble Walnut Oil Queen