In the 8th century BC. Hesiod describes the ideal country feast in his book “Works and Days”.
“But at that time let me have a shady rock and Bibline wine, a clot of curds and milk of drained goats with the flesh of a heifer fed in the woods, that has never calved…”.
For the first time quality of food had been recognized. This poem is one of the earliest known musings on economic thought..
In the 5th century BC among other philosophical concepts, Plato’s works are imbued with the fundamental principle of moderation. This spirit is characteristically evident in his references to human diet..
According to the philosopher, a moderate and thus a healthy diet, consists of cereals, legumes, fruits, milk, honey and fish. However, meat, confectionery and wine should be consumed only in moderate quantities. Excesses in food lead to ailments and therefore should be avoided..
Plato considers physicians responsible for the regulation of human diet, for medicine is a science and not merely an art as in the case of cookery. The dietary pattern presented in Platonic dialogues shares many common components with the highly-reputed Mediterranean diet..
For the first time platonic thought gives the leading role to science for nutritional issues. 5th century Before Christ… 2500 years ago… 2500 years have been lost for health and human development..
In this series will try to present all those foods that scientists call functional.
What are these functional foods ?
What kind of healing properties they have?
Could be the functional foods the key for reducing the medical cost ? and how?
What will be the reaction of the food industry?.
Talking to the scientists of this series, the first answer for good health was the physical exercise.
Why the exercise is so important ?
What are benefits of physical activity ?
What risk factors can reduced ?
Stay tune, the real life is here and waiting to live with….