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Not only the Greek cuisine is a highly representative of the renowned healthy Mediterranean diet, but it is exceptionally variegated and tasty. Discover the pleasure of fresh local ingredients and ancient cooking methods for the benefit of a happier and longer life!

The Greek cuisine has a history of thousands of years and has been featuring dishes that are still appreciated nowadays, like hummus: a dip made of chickpeas, tahini (ground sesame seeds), extra-virgin olive oil and lemon juice. This dip is rich in high-quality proteins and fibre, coming from the chickpeas, as well as in healthy fats coming from sesame and olive oil. Vegetables and fruits play a fundamental role in the Greek diet: thanks to an incredibly favourable climate, the choice of these ingredients is wide and you can find fresh produces all over the year. For instance, melitzanosalata is a dip based on fresh roasted eggplants; the famous tzatziki is a spread made of fresh cucumbers, creamy Greek yoghurt, garlic and olive oil, often seasoned with dill, parsley or mint; fakes soupa is a delicious soup made of lentils and other vegetables.

Meat and fish are also part of the culinary culture of Greece and are cooked in many different ways. Souvlaki is often regarded as “street food” as it is easy to take away with you and provides all the necessary nutrients when served in a pita (flatbread) with vegetables: grilled piece of meat of pork, lamb, chicken or beef combine perfectly with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, green salad leaves and tasty dips like tzaziki! Shellfish and a great variety of fish are available all over the country, baked, grilled or boiled, making it a superior choice in terms of taste, especially when accompanied with a glass of Greek white wine. Life expectancy in Greece is very high and this is in big part due to the extremely healthy food people eat: start to eat like a Greek and you will feel great benefits in a short time!

source: Healthline