Greek to me!

#Health#Wellness Travel to #Greece

What if  you woke up  in a place where every bite of food would be of happiness..

Our Greek2m Proposal

1. Start with a great breakfast

  • Greek coffee
  • orange juice
  • fresh eggs from the village with wild asparagus if found
  • sesame bread
  • tomatinos Santorini

  • through the day

  • Greek yoghourt
  •  honey, 
  • walnuts
you can keep this serving for late night dessert, according to old Greek tradition, that;s what a man needs to make him sexy!

3. Meals

  • Green fresh Salads, Greek Salad by feta Cheese by olive oil, and tomatoes also
  • Clumps, octapus, Sardines for main courses
  • whole grain bread


5.for dessert


  • Yoghourt, may be again for dessert
  • a little chocolate
  • strawberries, figs, melon, watermelon
  • coconut, if found

Drinks

  • Good Red wine

Ouzo to accompany your sefood, ocatpus, sardines


This is Greece, Yes, you can!


That's what Greece is for. Adding the sea=sun+ Happiness factor, you are allowed to experience some of the happiest days , by just sensing and relaxing  

This is Greece,

You are on Greek to me !





As of Happy Food, classically recommended are:

the greek2m
version is here

1. Eggs


Eggs contain moderate-to-large amounts of Zinc, Vitamin B, Iodine, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, and protein. Not only can eggs keep you energized, they can also keep you full (stomach-wise) for longer! A 2008 study in the “International Journal of Obesity” found that people who had eggs for breakfast lost considerably more weight, compared to those who ate bagels for breakfast.

1.
Y
es, real eggs, straight from the chicken! You can find in villages on the islands if you ask for them, be sure the mini-shop is credible, don;t be cheated.
2.Cherry Tomatoes


All tomatoes have a substance known as lycopene. Lycopene is an antioxidant that fights inflammation in the brain and generally protects the brain. For best results, eat them with olive oil; olive oil helps to increase the absorption of lycopene.

2. Perfect! 

Tomato exists in almost all meals you will be served in Greece, especially in tavernas. Greek Salad, -the famous and pop in NY- WITH FETA CHEESE AS WELL-

 TAKOS, BY WHOLE BREAD CRITSINI , TOMATO AND GOAT CHEESE, and

the famous Santorini cherry tomatoes, by unforgettable taste and flavor

3.Spinach


It may have been the abundance of iron in this leafy green that made Popeye strong, but it was most likely the folate that kept him happy.

Several clinical studies have linked depression to folate deficiency, as low levels of this essential B vitamin appear to reduce the amount of mood-regulating serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenaline produced in the brain.


HOW MUCH:

  • Half a cup (125 mL) of frozen, boiled spinach contains 25 percent of the daily recommended level of folate;
  • while one cup (250 mL) of fresh, uncooked spinach contains 15 percent.


SERVE IT: Replace lettuce with iron- and folate-rich spinach in any salad, sandwich, or wrap. It also makes a great addition to pasta dishes.

3.
.In Greece you can
find spinach easy at restaurants, and also on supermarkets. Very popular , found everywhere, almost in every bakery shop of the country is the SPANAKOPITA, the spinach pie, which  is also very affordable. A great snack, and light lunch also .

4. Try also, while in Greece fresh orange juice by an chance to maximize the folate intake. It;s cheap and you can find it everywhere

4. Yoghourt


For women experiencing PMS-associated moodiness, a cup of yogourt may be just the pick-me-up they need.

A small study found that women suffering from PMS were less irritable, weepy, and depressed when they ate a daily diet consisting of 1,300 mg of calcium versus 600 mg.

HOW MUCH: Containing 415 mg of calcium per cup (250 mL), plain, low-fat yogourt provides 42 percent of the daily recommended value of calcium.

SERVE IT: For a mood-elevating treat, top a 1/2 cup (125 mL) of plain, low-fat yogourt with crushed walnuts and antioxidant-rich blueberries.

5..
...Greek Yogurt

Calcium – which Greek yogurt has large amounts of calcium (more than milk) – helps a person’s brain by causing it to release happiness-inducing neurotransmitters. Greek yogurt also has more protein than regular yogurt, which makes weight-loss easier.

5.Honey

In regards to health, honey is far better than regular sugar. Honey contains kaempferol and quercetin, which helps to prevent depression (and keep your brain healthy) by reducing inflammation in the brain. It also won’t send your body into “fat-storage” mode, like regular sugar can, by having less of an impact on blood-sugar levels.

6.Walnuts


This antioxidant-rich nut is an excellent source of serotonin-boosting omega-3 fatty acids and magnesium, a mineral that helps stabilize mood by regulating blood sugar levels.Clinical studies have found that a dietary deficiency of magnesium combined with excess calcium and stress may cause symptoms associated with depression including agitation, anxiety, irritability, and insomnia. Although more research is needed, magnesium may also alleviate mood swings associated with PMS.

HOW MUCH: One 1 oz (30 g) serving of walnuts provides 43 percent of the daily recommended value of magnesium and 95 percent of the daily recommended value of omega-3 fatty acid.

SERVE IT: Eaten alone, walnuts make a great mood- and energy-boosting snack. A handful of walnuts can also be a tasty addition to oatmeal, salads, or stir-fries.



6.. Excellent! 
a. . The Centenarians consume a lot of honey as well as yoghourt from goat, so that;s a longevity combination first of all , and a happy meal also!
 
7..
b. Greek honey and walnuts on top of yoghourt is a traditional after-meal dessert, served almost all around Greece, on mainland,  mountains or the islands, but in the big cities and the hotels also.

By tradition, this specific combination of walnuts,
honey and yoghourt is believed to promise the best results for men's vigor during the  passionate night that is about to follow.

So why not ? This is Greece...
The gods fell in love here.  Follow  the dos of this land..
Learn more , on our Find that Yoghourt Page

7.: Bananas

Rich in energy-producing potassium, mood-elevating magnesium, and vitamin B6, a banana with breakfast will get your day off to a good start.

Vitamin B6 is essential for the synthesis of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine in the brain and may reduce symptoms of depression.

HOW MUCH: One banana has 34 percent of the daily recommended value of vitamin B6.


SERVE IT: Blend banana with low-fat yogourt, skim milk, and your favourite berries for a mood-boosting smoothie. Cheer up with a childhood favourite: a peanut butter and banana sandwich made with whole wheat bread
8.
While in Greece, you can find plenty of banans, but
you can also replace bananas for Happiness, by the very Greek pistachio which is found plenty in Greece, on the islands, and especially on Aegina island, where every September takes place a feast
 . 

Go to our Pistachio Page, you may discover more hot benefits of their consumption.
Make you sexy at most....

Go for it

8.Oysters


Considered by many to be an aphrodisiac, oysters not only create feelings of love in some, but also are exceptionally high in zinc, a trace mineral that calms the body and stabilizes mood.

When under stress, zinc reserves in the body can become depleted. Lower levels of zinc can lead to mood swings and agitation. Increasing dietary zinc levels may help ease anxiety and may have an antidepressant effect.

HOW MUCH: Oysters contain more zinc per serving than any other food. Six medium oysters provide over 500 percent of the daily recommended value.


SERVE IT: Eat them on their own or alongside folate-rich vegetables such as asparagus and broccoli, carb-heavy crusty whole wheat bread, or clam chowder.

(See alive’s love-inspired meal for two for deliciously simple ways to serve oysters.)

9..
If you find yourself on clean Aegean or Ionian waters, and swimming next to rocks, and you find these small oysters hang like cup on the sea rocks, you may unstuck these little oysters ,called petalides and eat them. Straight from the sea, these tiny creatures, as well as lots of kinds of fruits de maire are found  wherever sea, in Greece , exists.

So find these aphrodisiacs, and taste them fresh, by the sea salt..

9.Salmon


This heart-healthy fish is packed full of omega-3 fatty acid and vitamin D, two nutrients that have been shown to increase levels of the feel-good neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain.

A clinical study found that over the course of five years, individuals suffering from depression significantly reduced their feelings of sadness and hostility by eating a healthy diet that included fatty fish two to three times per week.

Salmon is also one of the few dietary sources of

vitamin D. Studies have linked low levels of this sunshine vitamin to depression and seasonal affective disorder.


HOW MUCH: One 3.5 oz (100 g) serving of wild salmon contains approximately 360 IU of vitamin D, 90 percent of the recommended daily value, and 87 percent of the daily recommended value of omega-3 fatty acid.


8. the Greek Version:
Sardines,sardines,sardines!
Best of in Greece, Sardines of Lesvos, form the Coast of Beauty, Coast fo Kalloni

If found fresh on place in July andj August, on Lesvos island , they are eaten sushi style, baked on the sun with salt. Here is a gorgeous video of this special omega-3 dish that will transfer you right on place . Watch that.. By
Greek T


10. Brazil nuts

If you’re stuck in a foul mood, a handful of Brazil nuts may be just the thing needed to cheer you up. Brazil nuts are one of the most concentrated food sources of free radical-fighting selenium, a trace mineral that when deficient can lead to feelings of hostility, irritability, anxiety, and depression.

In one study, participants who ate a diet high in selenium for 15 weeks reported feeling more confident, clear-headed, and elated, while those who ate a diet low in this essential mineral reported feeling worse.

HOW MUCH: Just 1 oz (30 g) of dried, blanched Brazil nuts provide a whopping 780 percent of the daily recommended value of selenium.

SERVE IT: Eat them alone as a snack, add them to trail mix, toss a handful into a salad, or crush them to make a delicious ice cream topping.


11...
Well, here is the Greek version, if you can't find Brazil nut for your selenium dose, in this all= over happy surround .you can replace your choice by adding to your greek menu for some days, the very traditional Greek clamp. Affordable in price, its often served  day fresh, usually fried, but also stuffed of baked, with full the aroma of the Aegean and Ionian waters. Straight from the sea ...

10: Turkey

At the centre of many festive feasts, turkey is not just for the holidays anymore. It’s high in protein, low in fat, and is a good source of selenium, vitamin B6, and tryptophan.

Tryptophan is essential for the production of mood-enhancing niacin and serotonin, and acts as a mild sedative that promotes sleep.

Choose organic turkey whenever possible. The stress-free lifestyle and balanced diet make for a much tastier bird.

HOW MUCH: One 4 oz (115 g) serving of turkey has almost 110 percent of the daily recommended value of this relaxing amino acid.

SERVE IT: Next time you cook chili, replace the ground beef with ground turkey. Add sliced turkey to a green salad for an instant protein boost.

Note: Turkey, the great source of tryptophan, while it has been known to make people sleepy during Thanksgiving, the tryptophan requires calories in order to activate its sedative-like effects.

8a.

Asparagus

Asparagus has high levels of folate and tryptophan. Low levels of folate have been linked to depression in half of all cases of depression, according to recent research. Tryptophan is also used by the brain to make serotonin, which is one of the human brain’s main mood-stabilizing neurotransmitters.

10
.You can ask for biological turkey raised on Greek land in supermarkets , or special tavernas, but also , while in Greece, you can take serious tryptophan amounts of artichokes, especially cooked traditionally in Greece, peas, and carrots and almonds

11. Feta a happy cheese?

Hey!  The Feta cheese, present almost on all dinner, liunch , and breakfast tables, has maximum potential on B-12, calcium, and a pretty good proportion of tryptophan, as well as  magnesium

More about why feta is among the healthiest cheeses, here


12.Cocoa dip with Greek yoghourt,cayenne pepper...
and a little coconut,
 may be?

: Dark chocolate

The ultimate comfort food, dark chocolate contains high levels of the amino acid phenylalanine.

Although more research is needed, some clinical evidence has suggested that phenylalanine may be an effective treatment for depression, as it enhances production of the mood-elevating chemicals dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain.

HOW MUCH: For best effect, choose chocolate that is at least 70 percent cacao. As chocolate is high in calories, remember less really is more when indulging in this sweet treat.


SERVE IT: Make your own mood-boosting trail mix by adding a handful of mini semisweet chocolate chips and calcium-rich slivered almonds to whole grain cereal. Melt a few squares of dark chocolate and dip antioxidant-rich strawberries into it.


Coconuts

Despite the fact that coconuts are most commonly found in unhealthy desserts, coconuts do contain medium-chain triglycerides. Medium-chain triglycerides are special fats that fuel better moods and promote general brain-health. Note: Coconut milk, on the other hand, is actually pretty unhealthy. Stick with unsweetened coconut shavings


By moodhacker, Greek2m


classic Recommendations for Happy food, on the left, by listverse.com