The fact that the Mediterranean diet is healthy has been written many times. Scientists are systematically conducting various studies on the effects of this diet on human organisms. In recent weeks, the results of studies have been published, the subject of which was the impact of the Mediterranean diet on the level of sugar in the blood.
The results suggest that the Mediterranean diet improves glucose metabolism in patients with type 2 diabetes. Compared to the control group, the subjects showed a reduction in fasting glucose, a reduction in body mass index (BMI) and cholesterol levels. At the same time, a drop in blood pressure was observed.
So what do the Greeks eat that their diet works in such a beneficial way? It is known that the most effective combination of these components that interact with each other creates new compounds that positively affect organisms. Below you will find a list of products that form the basis of the Mediterranean diet:
It is herbs added alone or in compositions that add this unique accent to simple Greek dishes. Those growing in Greece are unique due to the unique climate: a large number of sunny days throughout the year, soil, sea climate.
Origanum dictamnus plant is another flagship product of Crete, also known under the names: Dittany, Δίκταμο, hop majoram, Dittany of Crete or Cretan dittany. It is a perennial crop plant occurring in natural environment only in Crete. Over the centuries, many gatherers have died or injured during attempts to obtain a plant, because it occurs on quite hard to reach areas. Its 20-30 cm bushes are most easily found on limestone mountain slopes, in ravines and on cliffs.