Almost everyone likes Mediterranean cuisine. Even lovers of meat like to make the occasional trip to the Mediterranean cuisine, known for its abundance of flavor and color to the plate. Delicacies recipes from the Mediterranean cuisine are very healthy, because when preparing meals is mainly used olive oil.
Thus, the basic ingredients , without which the Mediterranean cuisine is unthinkable are : olive oil , fish and seafood , aromatic plants and herbs such as oregano , rosemary , basil , thyme .
This includes inevitably fruits and vegetables, red and white onions, meat such as lamb, goat-meat and poultry, bread, pasta, rice and inevitable red wine in moderate amounts at each meal.
The good effects of Mediterranean cuisine on the cardiovascular system and the prevention of chronic diseases are many proven in medical researchers. American Harvard University conducted a study on the eating habits of men in the U.S. and Europe and has been proven that men who descended from Mediterranean countries are eating healthier and have less likely chance to suffer from chronic diseases.
Studies have also confirmed that the Mediterranean diet prolongs life expectancy.
Mediterranean cuisine is very important food pyramid sorted by relevance consumption. The bottom or base of the pyramid occupied by complex carbohydrates ( whole grains , grain pasta , rice , soybeans ) above are very important and recommended foods , such as fruits and vegetables , the upper layers continue to fish , and at the very top of the pyramid there are sweets and fats of animal origin .
Mediterranean cuisine is characterized by the fact that the meat has been substituted with fish, and the kitchen is full of rich natural ingredients. Of course, we must not neglect the Mediterranean desserts which use honey instead of sugar, and the cream is replaced with crunchy bits of almonds and walnuts. Among the famous Mediterranean sweets are fritters, and flan.