Diet plans and menus – the Cretan diet

Cretan diet was inspired by the traditional food of Crete, which is a beautiful Greek island. This diet is based on a scheme, that is rich in vegetables, fruits, cereals, olive oil, some dairy products, fish and seafood. Foods rich in saturated fats such as red meat, cold meats and sunflower oil, butter and quickly digestible sugars like cakes, ice cream and carbonated beverages should as far as possible be avoided.

Cretan diet eat much unsaturated fatty acids such as linoleic acid and Alpha-linoleic acid, which are thought to prevent that heart cardiovascular-related incidents. It is recommended that eating fish two or three times a week. Wine has several positive features, the reduction of infection and will contain an antioxidant. Dieters are so encouraged to enjoy a small glass of red wine with meals. Wine is recommended, it is not mandatory. You should get 25-30% of their calories from lipids, 55% carbohydrates, 15% from proteins.

They include Cretan diet claims reduce the possibility of some types of cancer, fight against cardiovascular problems, including high blood pressure and slows down the intellectual degeneration in the elderly. Its advantages are the wide variety of allowed foods. Wine lovers will be about the Cretan diet policy on wine. Some people believe that a disadvantage is the lack of meat.
Here are two sample menus:
Menu 1
Breakfast: Two slices whole wheat bread with honey. An unflavored yogurt. A PEAR. Tea or coffee.
Lunch: Tomato and feta cheese salad. Poached Salmon. A small portion of white rice. Steamed spinach. A peach. A glass of red wine.
Dinner: cabbage salad. A waffle vegetables and lentils. Fresh fig. A glass of red wine.

Menu 2
Breakfast: A three egg herbs omelette. Two slices whole wheat bread, an orange. Tea or coffee.
Lunch: Salad with cucumber and Dill pesto pasta. A baked potato. A glass of red wine.
Dinner: Endive and Walnut salad. SCAMPI with vegetables. Cherries. A glass of red wine.

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