The Mediterranean diet is rich in fiber and it is particularly based on the consumption of food of plant origin and is healthy for the body. Vegetables, pasta, rice, legumes, and fruits are the main elements of the Mediterranean diet, while the food of animal origin is consumed in small quantities.
In additions to the above, antioxidants found in abundance in the ingredients of the Greek Mediterranean diet, such as vitamins A, E, and C, b-carotene, flavonoids (such as wine phenols), and phenolic acids (in fruits, vegetables, and olive oil) act against oxidation as well as cell aging. This is the basic secret of the Mediterranean diet that contributes to longevity.
Thanks to the variety of food of the Greek Mediterranean diet, there are unlimited culinary options. Legumes, vegetables, and cereals in combination with olive oil, olives, and aromatic herbs such as oregano, thyme, etc., compose a healthy diet with unique flavors.