IS THE RECIPE OF LONGEVITY HIDDEN IN CRETE?
The #Mediterranean #Diet is a dietary pattern that has long been argued to be the healthiest diet due to high quotient of antioxidant-rich foods. That said diet is perfectly portrayed in Cretan cuisine, the most typical and high quality example of Mediterranean diet.
#Cretans rank high in longevity worldwide and have the lowest proportional rates from scarring diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer.
The Greek version of the Mediterranean diet is dominated by the high consumption of olive oil, fatty fresh fish, vegetables and fruits. Antioxidants are the common element in these foods. Wild edible greens, frequently eaten in rural Greece in the form of salads and pies, contain high quantities of flavonoids.
«From the findings of the archaeological excavations, it seems that even the ancient Cretans, 4,000 years ago, consumed almost the same products consumed today! »
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