Monday, February 16, 2009
Mediterranean lifestyle is all about to enjoy the simple things in life the sea, sun and fresh air.They also like to eat well and after centuries of cooking they have developed unique delicious tastes,that are unique.The main ingredients are olive oil,fresh fruits and vegetables and lots of fresh herbs.All that is well complimented by wine.What people are really talking about is a lifestyle based on the lives and eating habits of the people based on the north coast of the Mediterranean coast.From Spain in the West to Greece and Turkey in the East, the various cultures have developed diets based on using large quantities of olive oil, fresh vegetables, fish and the unstinting consumption of wine. For modern western diets that sounds like a pretty good life.You would be may be surprised to know that the first cook book was written for the ancient Athenians,where mealtimes were pleasurable affairs where the spirit as well as the body was nourished.They have continued this mealtime philosophy of relaxation and enjoyment amongst family and friends.
The Mediterranean diet cures of heart disease and lengthens our lives. A Mediterranean lifestyle is something that is not just about the diet or the weather.Having said that the weather with mild short winters and long hot summers is very attractive.This weather is fully enjoyed by the people while sitting and talking in the Mediterranean sunshine,while sipping coffee or having a meal.This long gatherings around the table lead to long philosophical conversations about life.
Mediterranean lifestyle is simple, vibrant,colurfull,sunny and tasty.