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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 Heraklion, Greece Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village
Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village
11th km of old road Heraklion-Rethimnon, Tílisos, 71500 Heraklion, Greece

The Arolithos Traditional Village Hotel is located in a complex of buildings representing traditional Cretan village 12 km away from Heraklion. The distance from the Nikos Kazantzakis airport in Heraklion is 15 km. The distance from the beach is 5 km.

Hotel in Chalkidiki, Greece Hotel Aeollos
Hotel Aeollos
Pefkohori, 63085 Chalkidiki, Greece

Hotel Aeollos is located in popular Pefkohori village, just 50 m from the long, sandy beach. The lively resort of Polichrono is 8 km away from Pefkohori. Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia is at 95 km, while the center of Thessaloniki is at 105 km.

Hotel in Rhodes, Greece Sylvia Hotel
Sylvia Hotel
114, Kolokotroni Str., 43065 Rhodes, Greece

Centrally located in the historic Rhodes Town, Sylvia Hotel lies 3 minutes walk from the beach and 10 minutes walk from the main port of Rhodes. The medieval centre of the town can be reached within 10 minutes. Rhodes International Airport "Diagoras" is at 15 km.


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