Studies have shown that eating a Greek diet regularly can be one of the healthiest choices you ever make. Eating the foods used in Greek cooking –even those in Greek delivery or take-out food – can reduce the risks of developing heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, and Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. It is also a great diet to safely and healthily lose weight.
What’s in a Greek diet?
Many foods found in a Greek restaurant like ours are made up of lots of fruit and vegetables – like the tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and onions in a classic Greek salad – as well as legumes and whole grains, with moderate amounts of lighter meat like chicken or fish. Red meat in the Greek diet is more often taken in moderation, because most of the fat necessary for a healthy body comes from nuts and olive oil. Combined with exercise, no smoking, and glasses of wine within reason, the Greek diet is scientifically and nutritionally balanced for any body type.
What can Greek food help me with specifically?
If you want to improve certain things about your health, your body, or your life a change to a Greek diet can be just what you need. People who have regularly taken part in a Greek diet were discovered to have:
- Higher longevity! They were found to have a reduced chance of dying at any untimely age due to the decrease in the change of developing heart disease or cancer.
- Reduced risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol, and generally reduced risks to cardiovascular conditions in general
- Reduction in chance to become overweight or obese
- Reduced chance to develop Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s disease
A Greek diet might be just what you need to turn your life around and start living better. You can start today by calling Greek On Wheels for your next meal!