Cretan Nutrition

Mediterranean diet

Mediterranean diet

The Mediterranean diet is a modern nutritional recommendation inspired by the traditional dietary patterns of southern Italy, Crete and much of the rest of Greece in the 1960s. On November 17, 2010, UNESCO recognized this diet pattern as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Italy, Greece, Spain and Morocco, thus reinforcing it not only as a fundamental part of their history and background, but also as a great contribution to the world.

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Cretan Diet Medical Research

Cretan Diet Medical Research

The Seven Countries Study found that Cretan men had exceptionally low death rates from heart disease, despite moderate to high intake of fat. The Cretan diet is similar to other traditional Mediterranean diets, consisting mostly of olive oil, bread, abundant fruit and vegetables, fish, and a moderate amount of dairy foods and wine. The Lyon Diet Heart Study set out to mimic the Cretan diet, but adopted a pragmatic approach. Realizing that some of the people in the study (all of whom had survived a first heart attack) would be reluctant to move from butter to olive oil, they used a margarine based on rapeseed (canola) oil.

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Mediterranean diet Health Effects

Mediterranean diet Health Effects

A number of diets have received attention, but the strongest evidence for a beneficial health effect and decreased mortality after switching to a largely plant based diet comes from studies of Mediterranean diet, e.g. from the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. The Mediterranean diet is often cited as beneficial for being low in saturated fat and high in monounsaturated fat and dietary fiber. One of the main explanations is thought to be the health effects of olive oil included in the Mediterranean diet.

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Foods that absorb fat

Mediterranean diet Health Effects

oats

Do not skip meals during the day, especially breakfast , thinking that this will lose weight. Eating a healthy breakfast , activates your metabolism , regulates blood sugar levels and get energy until your next meal. The fiber-rich oats, is ideal because it makes you feel fuller , so not falling prey to unhealthy temptations.

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Best food for parts of your body

Mediterranean diet Health Effects

What are the best foods for strong lungs, what should you eat to increase your fertility, what are super foods for great skin? Learn the best foods for every system of your body and shield the eating!

In lungs and respiratory

Garlic, onion , grape, mint and sage, citrus fruits, kiwi, broccoli , green peppers, apricots , mango, carrots , peppers , spinach, wheat germ , almonds, peanuts , tomatoes, seafood.

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