Mediterranean Diet foods

Local Mediterranean Diet delicacies you should try

December 12, 2015

Due to large variability of the Mediterranean Diet, each local cuisine is filled with local delicacies that are exclusive to the region. Apart from the standard variations of common plates, local specific delicacies are something that should definitely be tried out. Listed below are some of the most well-known local delicacies, certainly worth trying/tasting. Trahanas […]

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How to start your Mediterranean diet

November 5, 2015
How to start your Mediterranean Diet

Preparation Mediterranean diet is a very simple diet to follow if you are properly prepared. Usually centred around legumes and carbohydrate consumption such as potatoes as well as white meat and fruits and vegetables, a Mediterranean diet is easily accessible and can cater to all lifestyles. Main ingredients of Mediterranean diet include: Tomatoes Cucumbers Black […]

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Mediterranean diet for weight loss (part 2)

January 7, 2015
Mediterranean diet for weight loss

Losing weight seems to be a headache for a large percentage of the population. Very often people trying to lose weight quickly are desperate and turn to alternatives that are very likely to cause problems. At first it must be diagnosed by a specialist if there is indeed a weight problem/issue. The most popular tool […]

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Greek Salad: the Mediterranean diet on a plate

September 21, 2014
Greek salad the mediterranean diet on  plate for you and your family for a healthy life.

Greek salad is a traditional dish of Greek cuisine and is perfectly compatible with the Mediterranean diet, as a matter of fact is part of it!! Greek salad is known in most countries of the world by its name and is a popular dish for tourists in Greece. During summer months the Greek salad can […]

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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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Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables: Welcome the Mediterranean Diet

July 3, 2014
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How would your holidays be while visiting a Mediterranean country? Except the hot days and sunny places, besides the golden beaches and the green-blue transparent waters, what would you eat? Well when we are thinking of the –upcoming- summer, first and foremost in our minds is the increased consumption of water, Mediterranean vegetables and fruits […]

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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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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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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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The therapeutic effect of artichoke

March 20, 2014
The therapeutic effect of artichoke

The Artichoke is a deciduous perennial plant. The root looks like a peg and goes deep into the soil, while the stem is tender and has many branches.  Its blossom is a disc that is covered by many thick leaves, which are arranged like fish scales. Usually the flowers have thorns, but there are some […]

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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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Is the Mediterranean Dessert an integral part of the Mediterranean Diet?

February 24, 2014
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When you check the definition of dessert you will find out that it is typically but not a must, a sweet course which concludes any meal process. It is true that most of us cannot follow any diet which does not include some form of sweets. Once you taste sweets it is impossible or unachievable […]

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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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