Roula Gouroudi

Legumes in the Mediterranean Diet

November 16, 2014
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The Mediterranean diet is the expression of healthy eating and protecting our body from chronic diseases, while fulfilling at the same time our daily needs in essential nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Moreover it offers a lot of minerals and vitamins. Legumes are a key component of the Mediterranean diet. The Mediterranean diet is […]

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Mediterranean diet and obesity

October 10, 2014
Mediterranean Diet and Obesity

Since the 1950s, the Seven Country Study suggested that the adoption of a mediterranean diet increases logevity, but may promote overweight and obesity. The Seven Country Study, which took place in Greece, United States, Italy, Holland, Yugoslavia, Finland and Japan, started at the end of the 1940s and attempted to examine the relation between diet […]

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Summer Fruits of the Mediterranean and Mediterranean Diet!

July 17, 2014
summer fruits of the Mediterranean diet

We’re already in the middle of summer and the fruits of the Mediterranean are already ripe. There are many summer fruits in the Mediterranean diet. Their common trait is the intense presence of sugar and water, as well as their amazing taste, which makes them a true temptation. People who want to keep a healthy […]

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Mediterranean Gum – The Chios Mastic Gum -Mastiha

June 2, 2014
Mastiha - Mustic Gum

Chios mastic gum – or mastiha, as it is called in Greece – is a natural resin that is extracted from the trunk of a tree that grows in the Greek island of Chios, the mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus var. Chia). It has and off-white/off-yellow color and is semi-transparent or completely transparent and it is […]

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Spices: Aromatic ‘’Medicine’’ in your Mediterranean Diet plate!

May 7, 2014
Saffron for your Med diet

Cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, saffron…Spices give a unique aroma and taste in our food. Recent studies show that they have really important benefits for our health, as well. Their ingredients seem to prevent us from diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, stroke, as well as many types of cancer. Today, researchers internationally – from India to America and from […]

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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.  Herbs 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 Diet Breakfast

March 27, 2014
Mediterranean Diet breakfast

In Greece, they have a saying: “Eat like a king in the morning, like a lord at lunch and like a beggar at dinner”. This proverb stresses the importance of breakfast in our diet, and yet a lot of people still skip it as a meal. Breakfast is the first meal we have after a […]

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March 3, 2014
Mediterranean Diet and Wine

A significant component of the Mediterranean Diet, with essential role in any social event and family feast, the wine has many symbolic roles. This alcoholic drink, which is a product of grape fermentation has managed to stay intact through cultural, religious and commercial frontiers, unfolding its intoxicating aroma and rich taste hidden in it. Historically, […]

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The Quince and the Butternut Squash in the Mediterranean Diet

February 12, 2014
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Quince and butternut squash are two of the most known autumn products of the Mediterranean. These two foods are usually underestimated and not used quite enough, while they are highly nutritious and can be cooked in many ways. The Quince: Also known as “golden apple”, as well as a symbol of love, quince is one […]

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