With the recent release of my Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, we thought we’d shed some light on the highly researched and publicised Mediterranean Diet. Studies have shown it has the ability to prevent heart disease, certain types of cancer or Type 2 diabetes, delay the onset of Alzheimer’s and increase life expectancy. So lets look at it in detail, and why Greek food is so good for you!
What are the basics of Greek food on a Mediterranean diet?
If you take a look at a typical Mediterranean diet, it characteristically involves…
- Consuming plant based foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts
- Substituting butter for healthier alternatives such as olive oil
- Limiting the amount of salt and using herbs and spices to flavour foods
- Reducing your red meat intake to no more than a few times a month
- Eating fish and poultry at least twice a week
- Option of drinking red wine in moderation
Even more than food…it’s culture
In true My Big Fat Greek Wedding style, the movie focuses on family togetherness and celebration through the sharing of food with family and friends. Likewise, cooking and eating together has been entrenched in the Mediterranean culture for centuries and has become a well perfected tradition renowned across the globe.
You’ll find traditional Greek food is amongst some of the most flavoursome you can come by, and by following these standards you can easily stick to a new lifestyle plan that brings with it a world of health benefits.
Our new cookbook, Mediterranean Eating, is full of detailed guidelines and flavour-punching recipes with the research to support it.