The wild Olive Tree originated in Asia Minor,
where Neolithic tribes were collecting its
The Olive Tree was first domesticated around
seven thousand (7000) years ago, when olives
were turned into oil.
The oldest olive tree is thought to be around
three thousand (3000) years old, and it is found
Olive oil has been used in rituals, in medicine,
as a fuel, in soaps, as a home remedy, as a
lubricant and in skin care.
The Tree Of Eternity
Note – Perfect
When we talk about Mediterranean Diet, we mean
a specific and unique mix of traditional ingredients,
used by people living in the various countries
bordering the Mediterranean Sea like, Greece, Italy
and Spain, during the period of 1950s and 1960s.
We do not mean the cuisine of a specific country,
but a general diet and lifestyle to follow in your
every day life, for as long as you live.
The specific ingredients have been evaluated and
found to offer a lot of health benefits, because they
contain all the essential nutrients the human
body requires to be healthy.
According to research, by following the classic
Mediterranean Diet you will have a healthy and
It has been shown to,
* promote heart health by lowering blood pressure,
cholesterol and triglyceride levels;
* reduce the risk of diabetes, cancer, Parkinson’s
and Alzheimer’s diseases;
* manage weight, and,
* even help with rheumatoid arthritis, as well as,
* improve overall mortality.
It is considered one of the most healthy diets to
Certainly, all these incorporate the traditional
complete lifestyle of the people living in countries
like Spain, France, Italy, Greece and Cyprus.
The Diet Of The Poor
The Mediterranean Diet is a very appetizing and
enjoyable way to eat.
Here is how to put it all together:
a) Eat plenty of vegetables every day:
all different varieties and colours like,
– green beans,
– red cabbage,
– red, yellow, white, green onions,
with your lunch and dinner;
but avoid white potatoes.
If you want to have any with your meals, eat only
Preferably the vegetables should be all fresh, but
frozen are also acceptable.
b) Eat only whole grain foods like,
– wheat products,
– brown, red, black rice,
– wild rice,
with all your meals.
c) Eat all kinds of nuts like,
and seeds like,
– sunflower seeds,
– pumpkin seeds,
– hemp seeds,
but avoid the ones that have been treated with salt.
d) Eat extra virgin olive oil raw on your meals,
and cook with classic olive oil your daily foods.
e) Use all herbs fresh and dried like,
as well as various spices like,
– black pepper,
– red pepper,
in your every day meal preparation.
f) Eat wild caught fish like,
baked or grilled, two (2) to three (3) times a week;
as well as shellfish like,
g) Replace all red meat with fresh organic or free
range poultry like,
h) Eat fresh organic or free range eggs, a
minimum of four (4) times a week.
If you want you can eat one (1) egg every day.
i) Eat legumes like,
– all kinds of beans,
– split peas,
– all kinds of lentils,
with one of your meals, preferably daily.
j) Eat a minimum of two (2) fruits every day, one
with your breakfast and one with your lunch, or
have it as a snack.
Fruits to include are,
– all kinds of apples,
– all kinds of pears,
– all kinds of peaches,
– all kinds of melons,
– all kinds of grapes,
– all kinds of berries.
k) If you eat dairy at all, eat only low fat 2% products
on rare occasions and in small quantities.
l) Eat pure runny honey as a sweet, and
dried fruits like,
when you want a treat.
m) If you drink alcohol, limit it only to very
n) Drink plenty of liquids like,
– pure clean water,
– black, green tea,
(if you do not have a problem with caffeine)
– and plenty of herbal teas like,
– chamomile tea,
– peppermint tea,
– lemon balm tea,
– linden (tilia) tea,
– rooibos tea.
o) If you want to use a sauce in your daily
cooking or at any time, it should only be a sauce
made with fresh chopped tomatoes.
Short And Sweet
According to scientific research, the closer you
follow the Mediterranean diet the greater the
health advantages you will enjoy.
It contains all the necessary nutrients required
for good health and longevity.
Clear all unhealthy temptations from your home,
and adopt the new habit of following the classic
Mediterranean diet, for prevention of all chronic
Also make certain you follow the Mediterranean
healthy lifestyle, which includes the following:
1) Enjoy leisurely your every day meals with your family.
2) Take plenty of exercise by walking daily for a
minimum of thirty (30) minutes.
3) Try to enjoy your life in general.
4) Socialise with positive and healthy people.
5) Enjoy dining as an entertainment.
6) Be physically active during the day by doing all
your house work, shopping and cooking yourself.
Mediterranean diet is a very satisfying and low
consequently, you do not need to consider and count
the number of calories you eat every day.
Now is the time for you to introduce and establish
your new Mediterranean diet routines.
Actions Of Acceptance
It has been found that 1% of all Greeks living in the
island of Ikaria live beyond the age of ninety (90),
while this longevity is only 0.1% in other European
Also according to research, people in the island of
Sicily in Italy, have been found to live to over one
hundred (100+) years of age.
This is attributed to people eating and living the classic
The diet is rich in antioxidants, monounsaturated
fats and omega 3 fatty acids.
All these ingredients reduce the risk of developing
any cognitive decline and diseases by protecting
the brain cells.
Also, eating low glycemic index foods results in
slow rise of the blood sugar levels, preventing
Diabetes type II.
The Mediterranean diet can prolong life.