The Corona experience is having an enormous impact on our daily life. Nearly all activities around us are being suspended, we’re induced, forced even, to stay home. What does all this do to us? How can we hold on, we individuals, fathers, teachers, youngsters, sports people, business women, caregivers, grandmothers, ministers, kids..
(US guests onboard La Reine, Patras, Greece)
My friend Shaula has an organic farm. She and her husband grow organic vegetables and fruits. At this time of the year they’re waiting for the new lambs to be born. And in the barn she runs a farm shop where she’s selling the organic veggies and fruits that come right from their land. I go there every week.
Yesterday she told me that she welcomed a whole lot of new clients in the shop. People were buying organic apples, all sorts of leaves like crisp arugula and spinach, and ginger roots. This struck me.
(Fruit market boat at Aegina Island, Greece)
It seems Corona is bringing us back to our body and our health. Consciously or unconsciously people start to take very good care of themselves. Food seems an essential way to do this. More pure, more real, more unpocessed, more seasonal. Give our body what it needs, so it can give us back a healthy digestive and a strong immune system.
Studies show that the
traditional Greek kitchen, especially the Cretan, is so healthy, that heart
disease rates are 96% lower, cancer rates are lower, and general mortality is nearly
half (!) compared to other western countries.
Why is this so?
Most important difference is that the Greek use nearly 2x as much olive oil as other western countries. There is virgin olive oil in everything: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and in their sweet pastry as well!
(Photo credits: Greece-is.com)
Secondly, fruits and vegetables are a very big part of this diet. Vegetables are often prepared as a delicious salad, keeping the vitamins intact.
Traditional Cretans eat very little meat, large amounts of pulses superfood, wholemeal bread, and every meal 1 glas of red wine. Mmmm…
We simply love to spoil our guests with our gastronomy based on the Cretan food principles. Even meat lovers are surprised by the Chef with her delicious dishes aboard. Just come and try.
In the meantime take best care of yourself. Remove processed food, eat organic, plant based and pure. Use virgin olive oil! Inspiration? Find some amazing recepies here: https://www.incrediblecrete.gr/cretan-recipes/
Stay safe, we’re with you.