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The Greek Paradox: Why Do First Generation Greek-Australians Live Longer?

Scottish-Australian physician Norman Swan has made a complex discovery. Swan found that Greek-Australians, despite subscribing to potentially life threatening practices and diets, have the second highest life expectancy behind the Japanese. Swan dubbed this situation "the Greek Paradox" in...

Horta: The Benefits of Greece’s Magical Greens

Everyone who has a friend or relative from Greece, has heard of the word ''horta.'' Literally translating into English as the humble ''weed,'

Vegan Diet Has Deep Roots in Traditional Greek Food

The vegan diet, which is a huge trend across the globe, has deep roots in traditional Greek food experts say.

The Incredibly Diverse – And Healthy – Diet of the Ancient Greeks

The diet of the ancient Greeks is fascinating for so many reasons, and they had impressively varied eating habits.

Italians, French Put On An Extra Two Kilos During Lockdown

The Italians and the French, both renowned for their love of good food, have gained weight since the imposition of the coronavirus lockdown, the British newspaper Daily Telegraph reports. Italians' feasts on pasta, pizza and Peroni have taken their toll,...

The Incredibly Diverse – And Healthy – Diet of the Ancient Greeks

The diet of the ancient Greeks is fascinating for so many reasons, and they had impressively varied eating habits.

Greek Children Among the Most Overweight in Europe

File photo Greek children are among the most overweight in Europe because of their poor eating habits. One in two adults over 60 years of age suffer from hyperlipidemia and/or high blood pressure, and more than one in ten Greek...

Did Ancient Greeks Suffer From Middle-Age Spread?

Middle-age spread; a modern-day problem that worries millions of people or an inherent feature of human nature? As people get older, the body is may start losing its ability to remain in shape. An increase in bulk, especially in the waist...

How to Enjoy Greek Holiday Cookies without Feeling Guilty

The merry season is here and it usually arrives with a dose of carols and... calories! When it comes to sweets, guilt is the logical consequence of endless days indulging in pastries, cakes and, of course, the classic Christmas duo...

Eating Habits in Ancient Greece

The eating habits of ancient Greeks were developed after a deep and detailed study of the needs of the body and the spirit. Their diet, which was an important part of their philosophical vision, was based on rules that...