THE GREEK OVEN - Maui
CAFÉ & BISTRÔ
"Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food."
Multiple studies have shown a correlation between a Greek diet and a long life. The Greek diet emphasizes eating primarily plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts, olive oil and using herbs and spices instead of salt to flavor foods. Olive oil is one of the main reasons why the Greek diet is considered so healthy as it is used largely in almost every meal and every dish. This diet combined with the ancient tradition of keeping one self active, provides a proven combination for living a long and healthy life.
Legumes are a class of vegetables that includes beans, peas and lentils and they are among the most
versatile and nutritious foods available. The ancient Greeks had discovered their value very early and their use is wide spread in Greece today and they are typically consumed as main dishes. Since they are an excellent source of protein, legumes can be a healthy substitute for meat which has more fat and cholesterol.