Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Mediterranean way of nutrition:Mediterranean Diet
Mediterranean people know how to enjoy in life. They are such a bohemians and they charish it a lot! Every single tourst love their bohemian tradition, enjoying in fresh sea air, walking without shoes, eating delicious fresh food and glory to the sun. I bet you would like to do this ,, waking up by the Sun, having great time exploring the beach, enjoying in lovely and fresh air, walking trought olive yard and having great lunch on the coast with the glass of perfect wine." I bet you would love to!That gives you all experience that food can give you.
So let me introduce you in kind of food which is mostly extremely healthy, basics on the fresh sea food, vegetables and lovely dressings.They tend national culture of food, preparing it with many love and embelish it for the eye. Mediterranean area comprises the lands around and surrounded by the Mediterranean sea;climate with with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers allow you to visit it at any time of the year.People there eat fresh, less processed foods, foods with a lot of nutrients, and their fruits, vegetables and baked goods are of excellent taste. For them, the meal time for enjoyment and relaxation, and the portions are large.
About the agriculture, wheat is the dominant grain grown around the Mediterranean, pulses and vegetables are also grown. The characteristic tree crop is the olive. Figs and citrus, especially lemons, are grown where irrigation is present. Grapes are an important wine crop, grown for fruit also . Rice and summer vegetables are grown in irrigated areas.All that hapends under the wing of warm Mediteranian Sun and with rich gifts of nature!
Did you know that mediterranean diet succesfully influence on many things?
This type of food is very old and thats why its based on ballast of healty nutrition. All olive products are extremely healthy for example, olive oil minify the value of blood-fat. Beside that, for all nutrients olive oil is ideal for:the digestive tract , prevents diabetes, the brain tissue, the growth and bone development of the child
has the effect of mother's milk and slows the aging of the high content of antioxidants.Yes, they use a lot of oils but this people dont have any problem with heart that is ussually linked with consuming oil in bigger portions. Many women also use olive oil for SPA treatman.Olives and wine, indeed, is traditionally present two specific and important elements of Mediterranean diet. Many experts claim that small amount of quality alcohol, like wine, are good for health. One glass per day can be a part of Mediterranean diet.Olives and wine, indeed, is traditionally present two specific and important elements of Mediterranean diet.
This diet are based on :local and seasonal fresh produce, moderate consumption of various fish, less use of full-fat and moderate cheeses, dairy products and yogurtl, ess meat consumption, olive oil is mostly used as a spice, many fruits, vegetables, potatoes, legumes, nuts, various seeds, bread and cereals. This is magic Mediterranean diet.
Risotto, Greek salad, tapas, fresh seafood, great dressings as tzatziki....it sounds delicious even before you try it!About the dishes, I ate great one in Greek:Cut the carrots into thin sticks and dip them in whole or in low-fat sauces such as the hommus or Tzatziki. Put olives, little feta cheese, green salad and pour a little olive oil.Grated carrot adds a tremendous feel of the many raw vegetable salads. This is rich meal that will give you a lot of power and not make you sleepy, of course, very healthy meal. You can add whatever vegetable you preffer and enjoy in great salad every single day!
They dont enjoy in fast-food, they dont like it at all. Maybe thats the recipe for healthy long living, by what Greek are known.The Mediterranean diet is based on consumption of foods rich in fiber like whole grains, fruits, legumes and vegetables), olive oil and fish, and it is recognized as a kind of healthy and nutritious diet, and also helps fight against cellular aging and cardiovascular disease.
Bread, fruits, vegetables, olives, and traditional glass of wine certainly help in establishing the longevity.
Dont forget this:European Union (EU) supported the proposal of the Spanish government to recognize the Mediterranean diet as a world heritage by UNESCO!
Live healthy, eat fresh, use Mediterranean tips for diet and you will have healthy, long life. Even better, take their way of preparing food, living and enjoying in every single moment and you will have extremely rich life!
Here are some fast recipes based on this diet that can help you ti start healthy life in 3,2,1...lets go!
Classic Greek salad
Ingredients (4 serves)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 choped small red onion
1 crushed garlic clove,
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano leaves
1 large Lebanese cucumber, chopped
1 small red capsicum, chopped
1/2 cup kalamata olives
100g Greek feta cheese
*Place lemon juice, garlic, oil and oregano in a screw-top jar, add soem salt. Secure lid. Shake to combine.
Combine tomato, cucumber, onion, capsicum and olives in a large bowl. Top with feta. Drizzle with oil mixture. Enjoy in taste!
Tip: This is classic Greek salad - feel free to add less or more ingredients if you like it that way!
300g turkish delightes
200g cooking chocolate
200g baked sesame
*melt turkish on small fire, add there melted chocolate,and add bakes sesame.Leave it for a while and then, on oil base, put mixture and than chop it to look like bombone.
Tip: Add little lemon juice in mixture.Left for an hour and enjoy in taste!
Couscous with spicy fish on Spanish way
Ingredients (4 serves)
1 cup couscous
600g firm white fish fillets, trimmed
1/3 cup olive oil
1 small red onion and 1 small yellow capsicum, finely chopped
1 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped
2 teaspoons spicy Spanish seasoning
*Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Cook onion until softened, add capsicum and cook for 2 minutes.
Meanwhile, bring stock and peas to the boil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Place couscous in a large, heatproof bowl. Pour stock mixture over couscous. Stir to combine. Stand, covered, for 3 to 4 minutes or until stock is absorbed. Add onion mixture and parsley. Stir with a fork to separate grains. Cover to keep warm.Coat fish lightly in seasoning. Heat remaining oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook fish for 2 to 3 minutes each side or until cooked through. Serve with couscous mixture.
Take a glass of good wine and enjoy in lovely & healthy life!Cheers!