April 2014

Herbs in the Mediterranean Diet

April 28, 2014
Wild Chicory edible

The nutritious and therapeutic role of wild herbs in the traditional Greek Mediterranean diet. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, used to say: Your medicine is your food and your food is your medicine. ┬áHerbs are food, as well as medicine. Hippocrates and Galinos distinguished them in cold and warm and used them in their “Dietetic” […]

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Mediterranean Delights

April 23, 2014
Mediterranean Delight

You will agree with me that after a good meal we all crave for a sweet, a refreshing and light dessert. The traditional Mediterranean Sweets are mainly about fruits and fruit varied desserts accompanied by yogurt, honey, nuts, almonds and more. Moreover, every household keeps homemade jellies and jams, syrupy sweets, halvah, and more. And […]

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Fasting in Mediterranean Diet

April 7, 2014
Fasting in Mediterranean Diet

Fasting is defined as the deliberate avoidance of eating certain food items or involuntary abstinence from every kind of food. Fasting as a religious practice was known to ancient people. Despite several variations encountered, fasting is a characteristic of many different religions. The effect of fasting on health and body function has been studied more […]

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