Crete’s Nutrition Transition

29 Sep

low carb for life

Returning yesterday on a flight from the Greek island of Crete I reminisced over the events of my trip to visit my mother who has lived in a small village on the outskirts of Agios Nikolaos in the north east corner of the island for the past seventeen years. It was the first time I had been back since beginning a low carb diet two years ago and I was keen to seek out some fresh Mediterranean produce and sample the traditional restaurant meals that I assumed would offer an abundance of low carb fish, meat and local vegetables.

Unfortunately it was apparent that the healthy diet of the Cretan people that Ancel Keys was so impressed by in his infamous Seven Countries Study when he visited in 1960 was no longer on offer. Now overflowing with ice cream parlours, cake shops and fast food outlets, the place once associated…

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