Nutrition Tips

“Cholesterol Free”… In what foods do we find it?

Did you know that cholesterol is found naturally in our bodies and in fact, it's particularly important because it's necessary for the formation of cell membranes, the composition of hormones, and the formation of bile salts? Our body regulates the biosynthesis of cholesterol by itself, based on its consumption and its reserves in our “warehouse”.

 

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According to: Dr. Anastasios Papalazarou.

 

Clinical Dietitian-Nutritionist.

Professor at Harokopio University of Greece

Dinner in 3 steps!

For most people, dinner is connected with relaxation and family togetherness. After a tiring and intense day at work, you come back home to relax and fill up your batteries, until the next time the alarm clock sounds, the next morning. And while everything was going fine, you open the refrigerator and figure out that you have to cook! Dinner can be a trap for your weight, since, if you aren't properly prepared, it's easy for you to look at the menu of food for delivery, since you don't have any time left to cook and you don't feel like it either.

 

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According to: Dr. Anastasios Papalazarou.

 

Clinical Dietitian-Nutritionist.

Professor at Harokopio University of Greece

Trans fatty acids: How to limit them…

Although nowadays knowledge on the diet are multiple comparing to the past, the statistical data show that cardiovascular diseases constitute one of the most commonly presented diseases. At the same time, obesity percentages are increasing, and it looks like the age of obesity appearance is getting lower. Who is the responsible for all these or who is usually to blame for all these? Fats…constitute the most incriminated ingredient of our diet. Unhealthy, fattening, “stealthily” and finally forbidden, but still in our daily lives and as a great part of them. What do we know about them and how “harmful” are they?

 

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According to: Dr. Anastasios Papalazarou.

 

Clinical Dietitian-Nutritionist.

Professor at Harokopio University

Guaranteed food products!

It’s true that lately shopping at the supermarket has radically changed comparing to the past. Our limited budget leads us to strictly prudent and necessary choices, paying more attention to the quality of our food choices as well as to their lifespan.  We are far away (hopefully not definitely) from times when food spoiled in the fridge and we just threw it away. Now there is no possibility of throwing food away that easily.

 

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According to: Dr. Anastasios Papalazarou.

 

Clinical Dietitian-Nutritionist.

Professor at Harokopio University

"Archontiki" Milk Pie with Saffron!

 

Greek red saffron is considered to be the King of Spices. Its excellent quality places it in the top quality saffron in the world. A small quantity adds an exquisite flavour, colour and aroma in all your dishes. It is perfectly pure and combined with coffee or tea forms an excellent beverage.

Saffron considered a most interesting pharmaceutical plant. Its profound antioxidant properties are long proven

Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil!

The greatest exponent of monounsaturated fat is olive oil, and it is a prime component of the Mediterranean Diet. Olive oil is a natural juice which preserves the taste, aroma, vitamins and properties of the olive fruit. Olive oil is the only vegetable oil that can be consumed as it is - freshly pressed from the fruit.