Many Mediterranean Diet recipes are aphrodisiacs. What exactly is an aphrodisiac? Simply put, it is a food or substance that increases sexual desire or excitement. Do you ever feel frisky after drinking a glass of champagne? That is an example of consuming an aphrodisiac. There are many juicy and delicious foods, drinks and spices with […]
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The jolly middle aged man with slightly rounded features and a walk that reminded us of Andre the Giant rattled off the specials of the day. This was a weekday in the Mediterranean and the specials were the only items on the menu. Goat stew, tzatziki, Greek salad, and Briam. I get such a thrill […]
They are still in love and have the energy of any active middle-aged couple. The difference is that Giannis Maragoudakis is 97 and his wife Katerina is 80. They live on the Mediterranean island of Crete and have a lot of sage advice for us younguns.
In 2006, after years of gaining weight, dieting, losing weight, counting calories, restricting foods, and binge eating, I made a two month trip that would gradually change not only my dieting life, but every aspect of my life, for the better. For those two months, I lived on the relatively small Greek island of Crete, […]
Does the word ‘diet’ fill you with dread? Does it make you think of deprivation, eating food that tastes like cardboard, and feeling hungry all the time? There are many ‘diets’ that cause these feelings for people, and they don’t provide long-term results. The Mediterranean diet is different. Here is a list of reasons why.
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The Mediterranean Diet is one of the most researched (and tastiest) diets in the world. A study came out recently that was on the front cover of the New York Times, the Boston Globe and was featured on the Today show. The study was from the New England Journal of Medicine. It showed that participants from Spain (who already eat Mediterranean) followed a more traditional Mediterranean Diet meal plan were 30% less likely to have cardiovascular disease. The study was so revolutionary that they had to stop it so because it was deemed unethical to continue it. In other words, they needed to tell the other people who were in the study because they were getting so much sicker than the people in the traditional Mediterranean group!
The Mediterranean Diet is one of the most well researched and healthiest diets in the world. Many of the foods eaten in the Mediterranean are already eaten in other places. Here are some of the popular foods that you are already eating that are part of a Mediterranean Diet meal plan.
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Foods of Crete Cookbook
"The scientifically acclaimed “Mediterranean Diet” is presented at its best here, with the liberal use of olive oil and plenty of vegetable and fish dishes in addition to mezedes (appetizers), meat dishes, desserts, and pretty much every Cretan dish you can think of."