international scale there is much discussion about, and deep interest in,
finding the ideal diet, which will improve the health of human beings warding
off illnesses. Ever since antiquity, the traditional diet of Cretans seems to
be just such a one, including all the right ingredients.
The Greek island of Crete has always been identified with healing and regeneration.
Following scientific research and statistical analyses, the Cretan nutrition and diet has been proven to promote health and longevity. It consists almost exclusively of products that the people of Crete produce naturally. Products that only the island of Crete and its ideal climatic conditions can offer.
The principal aspects of this diet include high olive oil consumption, legumes, unrefined cereals, fruits, vegetables, dairy products (mostly as cheese and yogurt), fish, meat and meat products, and wine consumption.