Elena Paravantes RD

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Elena Paravantes is an award winning Greek-American Registered Dietitian, writer and a recognized authority on the Greek-Mediterranean Diet. Active in the field of food and nutrition for over 15 years as a clinical dietitian, she is a food and nutrition consultant, writer, teacher and lecturer, both in the US and in Greece. Elena firmly believes in the wide-ranging health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet and is committed to educating the public about the wholesome food plan she grew up with through her writing, teaching and lecturing. Currently she is the Health Editor for Olive Oil Times, founder of olivetomato.com and GoMediterranean, a service that provides guidance on following the Mediterranean diet from any part of the world.

Celebrating How Greeks Eat During National Mediterranean Diet Month

Did you know that the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid as it is known today around the world, was based on the dietary traditions of Crete,...

Identifying Genuine Greek Food Products

Is it still Feta if it’s not made in Greece? Should Kalamata olives only come from Kalamata? The European Union seems to think so. In...

The Greek Fast: Appetizing and Healthy

The Greek-Orthodox fasting season is well underway. The word “fasting” is usually associated with liquid only diets or other strict ways of eating. This...