Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Mediterranean diet by Xristiana Vlachaki

You don't need a silver fork to eat good food.

It is widely known that Mediterranean diet is the healthiest of all. An analysis of more than 1.5 million healthy adults demonstrated that following a Mediterranean diet was associated with a reduced risk of death from heart disease and cancer, as well as a reduced incidence of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. Mediterranean diet is based on the dietary traditions of Crete, Greece and southern Italy around 1960.At that time  these populations were  relatively poor and had limited access to medical health, but their life expectancy was among the highest in the world.  But how and why the diet of the “poor” can be so helpful?
Types of food

Daily consumption of: bread, bulgur or pasta or couscous or rice, nuts, legumes(beans or peas), vegetables, fruit, nuts, olive oil, olives, cheese or yoghurt and wine. 
A few times per week consumption of: fish, poultry, potatoes, eggs, honey or fruit or nuts based sweets.
Monthly consumption of: red meat

Is that all? It sounds easy, but is it?

 Food quality