Nutrition Centre

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Milaneza has just launched a new service, The Milaneza Nutrition Centre. Having as a main objective the promotion of gastronomic and nutritional education, we want to help our followers in their decision making in the search for a healthy and balanced diet.

The main pillars of support and intervention of our center are:

1. To guarantee access to adequate information on correct and balanced eating habits;
2. To contribute in the process of adjustment in the sense and way of a more balanced diet;
3. To clarify possible doubts and demystify myths on certain foods and diets.

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Mediterranean Diet


Our organism needs in balanced parts Carbohydrates, Protein, Lipids, Vitamins, Mineral Salts, Fiber and Water.
With the aid of the food wheel, we can realize the proportion that each group should have on our everyday diet, being that the bigger portion (28%), should correspond to tubers, cereals and derived, where PASTA is included.

Each group contains food with similar nutritional values, this being so one should have a diet constituting regulars presences from each of these sectors of the wheel, and, within each one, to vary as much as possible, with the objective of practicing healthy eating habits.

Pasta is a special source of carbohydrates, and for that reason, fundamental on our subsistence. The percentage of energy we need and that is obtained through carbohydrates is 50% of our total energetic value; this gives us a perspective on the importance of their ingestion according to our weight and physical condition.

The easiness of its digestion and absorption into our bloodstream makes pasta the main tool as to make our glucose levels stable for longer and better. These levels, allied to a good practice of physical exercise will help us keep the wellbeing that our body and mind need. For this motive, pasta is usually the food of choice for sportists and is the basis of their diets, being one of the foods that better provides long term energy and that has a fundamental job in muscular preservation and conservation.
Pasta is still a great source of several essential vitamins: B1, B2, B6, PP and E, folic acid, phosphate, calcium, iron, copper, magnesium, sodium and potassium. And to add even more, it will never contribute to adding to fat or sugars.

Pasta is an important element of the so appreciated Mediterranean diet and has never ceased to amaze and surprise us. Be it through it’s amazing flavor that fascinates people all over the world, be it through the endless ways one can cook this wonderful dish: From soups to hot plates, to desserts and salads (hot or cold ones), everything is possible and it will all contribute to a longer, happier life.

The benefits of Pasta

Milaneza pasta is 100% natural, produced from hard wheat semolina and water, factors contributing to it being a superior quality product. They can be consumed by people of all ages, from children to the elderly, for they bring to the table unique nutrients, such as:

  • Vitamins of the B type, which are key to the digestive balance of one’s system and the wellbeing of the nervous tissue;
  • Minerals, fundamental for the good functioning of the organism;
  • Carbohydrates, which are the main suppliers of energy to the nervous system cells and constitute the main source of energy for the movement, inner workings and generally all functions of the human organism; in this way, pasta is adequate for a sport practicing oriented diet, having a low presence of fat, cholesterol and salt in itself.

Know now the motives to start including pasta in your day to day cooking and diet..

E-book on Pasta

To mark the official Day of Pasta, which is celebrated worldwide on the 25th of October, the Portuguese Association of Nutritionists (APN) has published and e-book on pasta, that is thus proposed to work as a document of support to all those in the Health industry – especially those in the areas of the Sciences of Nutrition – and to education establishments, Social Communication organs and to the general public.

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Reinforcing our natural defenses
In winter we must reinforce our natural defenses and the food of the season is a great help.
Some vegetables such as spinach, cabbage, cauli-flower, Brussels sprouts, or mushrooms, green peas, beans, beets, lettuce or cress are in great feature at this time of year.
When it comes to fruit, citrus fruits are essential, through their input of Vitamin C in our bodies, which helps one resist to the so well-known common colds and fevers. Do you know why you should prioritize the foods of the season? Respecting the natural time of consumption of food has several nutritional advantages (more vitamins and minerals), economical ones (on cause of the abundance of the product, the price will naturally lower down) and ecological (if it obeys the natural cycle of production, it will help the natural environment)


Physical exercise practice
Autumn and winter are, normally, the times of year where we practice less and less exercise. We spend more time at home, the days are shorter and the cold itself motivates a decrease in physical activity. It’s important to keep a close eye to the bathroom scale’s pointer and realize the need to adjust our dietary patterns and physical activity to the climate.
If we live a balanced lifestyle and practice a correct diet, we will be ready to face the colder seasons, this being so that if one isn’t in a correct nutritional state, one will be more susceptible to some illnesses. Suit your diet be it in quantity and quality to the seasons, and regardless of them, to yourself and your health.

The importance of the intake of fibers
To obtain our integral pasta and make best use of the most part of vitamins and minerals, we don’t peel the grain of wheat in its totality. This way, we can guarantee a great quantity of fiber in the pasta, which is essential to the regulation of digestion and intestinal traffic, and to the control of appetite.


Keep hydrated
Due to the cold weather, it is natural that the need to drink clear water may lessen when compared to other times of year. There are lots of different ways we can keep a healthy hydric ingestion throughout the day, such as teas and infusions, and at the same time, rise our body temperature.
There are lots of diverse kinds of tea and with different characteristics, ones with a more soothing effect than others, possessing nutrients like flavonoids, which have an anti-oxidant effect, therefore contributing to cardiovascular health. Green and Earl Gray tea are typically recognized as stimulating teas for the percentage of caffeine they possess, while chamomile and linden are often the ones preferred for supper due to their calming effect. Never forget the golden rule, try and drink 1,5L to 2L of water and liquids every day, be it summer or winter.


TED Lessons

The International Pasta Organization (IPO) and Milaneza are continuously studying the world of pasta. We want to share with all the knowledge we have come to acquire about pasta, as well as the most recent discoveries: the nature of pasta, the benefits, the way our organism reacts to its presence and how we digest the different nutrients in it, alongside some other relevant themes. With this in mind, we’re launching some quick, cheery, dynamic lessons on pasta and food.


A good, healthy, balanced diet must have adequate quantities of every nutrient: protein, carbohydrates, fat and fiber. Did you know that there are several different types of carbohydrates? The Mediterranean Diet is our guide, get to know it on this first session.


Different foods provoke different responses on our cells and the reaction of our organism is also distinct when we have a more “al dente” pasta or a more boiled one. Learn the difference today!


Did you know that human health directly influences that of the planet? A healthy diet and lifestyle can also be sustainable if you favor food with vegetable origin which consume much less environmental resources.


“Pasta adds weight” – This is one of the most frequent myths. No food can be charged of being fattening; obesity and weight problems are the result of the ingestion of calories in excess. Hear our tips and tricks for a balanced meal.