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Top Mediterranean Diet Secrets

Greece ● 28 September 2017
 

Mediterranean diet is famous all over the world as a perfect cuisine to stay healthy. Greek cuisine is a part of Mediterranean cuisine and has all the characteristics to be considered as the secret of longevity. Some local Greek products are directly connected with special benefits for the human health and can help you stay forever young. Besides, it is not a coincidence that in Greece, especially on the Greek islands, many local people are over the age of 90 or even 100 years old!

Olive oil

The olive oil is produced by pressing whole olives. The health benefits of the Greek cuisine are associated with olive oil since it is rich in polyphenol and eleocanthal that are considered to improve cardiovascular health. Olive oil is also used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and soaps because it contains Vitamin B, which helps to skin resurfacing.

Olive oil

Honey

Greek honey was prescribed by Hippocrates for all his patients, and the ambrosia, the food of Greek gods, is said to contain royal jelly. Honey is an amazing source of carbohydrates, antioxidants, vitamin B complex and minerals necessary for a balanced system. Greece's rich biodiversity, with a great variety of flowers, herbs and trees, has a special effect on the honey produced here, giving it exceptional flavour, aroma and density.

Greek honey

Greek yoghourt

The Greek or strained yoghourt is different from the regular because it is a creamy, rich yoghourt with less sugar, more carbs and a tart taste. It is a nutritious snack that can benefit your health in many ways. A plain cup of non-fat Greek yoghourt includes vitamins and other nutrients, such as minerals and protein. Generally, Greek yoghourt has a higher amount of protein than milk, is delicious and includes also probiotics, vitamin B-12, iodine and potassium.

Greek yoghourt

Fresh fish

Fresh fish is one of the best-kept secrets of the Mediterranean diet. Fish is the richest source of iodine, omega 3, iron, calcium and minerals, and the good news is that in Greece, you can eat a tasteful meal with fresh fish in various recipes at very affordable prices in a traditional Greek tavern by the sea.

Fruits and vegetables

Every balanced diet should contain great portions of fruits and vegetables. The Greek cuisine offers an amazing variety in salads. One of the most famous salads worldwide is Greek salad, but you can also taste other dishes such as boiled vegetables, delicious salads with fresh fruits, shrimps and herbs as well as grilled vegetables with vinegar and honey or lettuce with creative sauces. Fruits are very cheap in Greece, and they are included also in many delicacies in order to taste a sweet in a healthy way!

Where to Stay

Hotel in Kalambaka, Greece Hotel Kaikis
Hotel Kaikis
146, Trikalon str., 42200 Kalambaka, Greece

Hotel Kaikis is located in the centre of Kalabaka. The town of Trikala is a 20-minute drive away.

Hotel in Aegina, Greece Liberty II
Liberty II
Agia Marina, 18010 Aegina, Greece

Hotel Liberty II is located in the popular sea-side resort of Aegina, Agia Marina, just 3 minutes walk from the longest beach of the island. The main port of the island and the town is at 13.2 km. Aegina island can be easily reached with a ferry boat from Piraeus (Athens), or Agistri and Methana islands.

Hotel in Piraeus, Greece Hotel Delfini
Hotel Delfini
7, Leocharous str., 18531 Piraeus, Greece

Hotel Delfini is located near the port of Piraeus just 3 minutes walk from the old electric railway station (Metro Line 1) and 5 minutes walk from the port, which has direct accessibility to all Aegean islands. The center of Athens can be reached within 15 minutes from the nearest railway/metro station (Piraeus). The Athens International Airport can be reached in 1 hour and 50 minutes with the bus X95 or in 1 hour and 30 minutes with the electric train and metro.


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