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Mediterranean Diet During Pregnancy Lowers Complications

The health advantages of the Mediterranean diet have been well known. One interesting finding by a group of researchers is that it may reduce the risks of difficulties during pregnancy. Researchers analyzed the food information of 7,798 "racially, ethnically, and...

Mediterranean Diet Invented by Ancient Greeks, Study Reveals

Ancient Greek doctors invented the renowned Mediterranean diet, as Hippocratic physicians prescribed healthy diets and used rich flavors in food in order to treat their patients, a study from the University of Exeter revealed. Experts at the University of Exeter...

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

Scottish-Australian physician Norman Swan has made a complex discovery recently. 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 his...

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.

Ten Greek Superfoods You Need In Your Diet

Greek cuisine is full of nutrient-rich superfoods.

Greece’s Amazing Summer Fruits That You Must Try

When it comes to fruit, Greece has among the best fruit anywhere on the globe with an assortment of fresh fruits that is second to none, particularly during the summer. Fruit, full of antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber, not only helps...

How to Live More Than a Century: Olive Oil and the Mediterranean Diet

Many scientific studies have provided evidence of olive oil’s health benefits and its central role in the Mediterranean diet.

Study Finds Greek Kalamata Olives Help Reduce Bad Cholesterol

A study conducted by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens found that  Kalamata olives help reduce bad cholesterol and improve the overall health of people who include them in their diets. Olives are well-known for their benefits when eaten...

Why the Greek Diet is the World’s Healthiest

The Greek diet is regarded as one of the healthiest in the world because it's based largely on fruit and vegetables, whole grains, fish, and a small amount of cheese and yogurt. When many people think of Greek food, pastitso,...

Ancient Greek Historian Plutarch One of the First Vegetarians

Plutarch could be considered one of the first outspoken vegetarians in the West, as he believed that it is "immoral" to eat animal flesh.