Artichokes are a 3,000-year-old detox secret, highly prized over the centuries for its potent medicinal properties. The Ancient Greeks valued this rare, edible blossom that it was known as ‘food for the Gods’ and reserved for the aristocratic alone. Modern research confirms just how right ancient healers were about the medicinal powers of this thorny, armoured vegetable with the sweet, sensual heart.
The artichoke abounds in almost every part of Greece as well as the culinary imagination of Greeks from all over the country, so it is very easy to incorporate this healthy vegetable into your diet – such as our easy Greek Arnaki with Artichokes recipe.
Can you really get an hourglass figure? Do waist trainers work? Is weightlifting the key to a curvier body shape? This article investigates…
Dr Simpson says that ‘Our notions about food and how the body works typically aren’t as good as what we think they are’ and he couldn’t be closer to the truth. Watch Part 2 PART 2 of our chat with Dr Terry Simpson on our GCT YouTube Channel Virtual Chat series.
Dr Terry Simpson is an expert in Culinary Medicine (a new discipline in the medical field) and is a big believer in the Mediterranean Diet as a FIRST step to try and address the symptoms of being overweight, being obese and PCOS. His motto is, “you gotta be able to cook, otherwise losing weight will be near impossible”. Watch the interview here.
What exactly did Hippocrates, the Greek founder of western medicine, really have to say about food and health? Let’s find out!
Restricting certain food intake through Lent helps to restrict and to balance the mind and metabolism with self-control and to reinforce the need for remorse, repent and confession and forgiveness in order for the body’s cleansing and the soul’s serenity and purification.
First cultivated in 3500BC, olive oil – or “liquid gold” as Homer called it, was not only used in trade, but as medicine as well. A great anti-inflammatory and powerful antioxidant, there is no denying the powerful health benefits of olive oil.
Is your sugar consumption ruining your skin and overruling the health (and anti ageing) benefits that the Mediterranean diet is so famous for? This article lays bare the damaging effects of sugar on the skin.