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Sunday, December 1, 2013

US Congress: Health Benefits of Greek Cuisine - Greek Salad Favorite Meal in USA

The health benefits of the Greek diet will be presented at a special event in the US Congress, highlighting Hippocrates’ theory: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
The author of the book “The Omega Diet,” Dr. Artemis Simopoulos and Greek-American chef Cat Cora along with a selected gastronomical team will present culinary secrets for great flavors and good health, from the Mediterranean and especially the Greek diet. The event was organized by the Embassy of Greece in Washington, with the cooperation of Members Joseph Crowley, Gus Bilirakis and Carolyn Maloney and will take place on the 4th of December in the Capitol.

“The ancient Greeks, including the first Olympic athletes, recognized the benefits of healthy eating and exercise,” said the Greek Ambassador in Washington, Christos Panagopoulos, noting that “their wisdom has prevailed through the centuries and in this special event it will be presented with a new modern twist by some of the brightest scientists and chefs.” Chefs and health experts from both Greece and the USA: Maria Loi, Diana Kochilas, Argiro Barbarigou, Michael Costa, Mike Isabella, Giorgos Pagonis and Katerina Stai will cook and present their recipes during the event.


The survey conducted by the GrubHub Seamless in more than 25,000 restaurants in order to have a better image of the favorite meal in USA. The new trend of Americans is a healthier lifestyle. They try to eat healthy and incorporate Greek flavors, like that of a simple Greek Salad, as well as delicious Greek yogurt.

 In popularity, the Greek salad is followed by the classic green salad and the popular Caesar Salad. According to the survey, the Greek Salad has a better variety of ingredients, more proteins and vegetables with rich flavor. It is a complete lunch meal for work.

Here is a list of the 10 most popular American meals: 
1. Greek Salad 
2. Green Salad 
3. Caesar Salad 
4. Soup of the day 
5. Panini 
6. Mixed Salad 
7. Arabic pita wrap 
8. Hummus 
9. California Maki Sushi 
10. Pad Thai



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