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    Mediterranean diet

    I'm really fond of the Mediterranean diet. It's healthy and, most important for a Frenchman, it tastes good. They just found the "low carb diet" no so good for your arteries (BBC NEWS | Health | Low-carb diets 'damage arteries'). So if I should follow a diet that should later be found unhealthy, at least I want to get some pleasure out of it.

    First the Mediterranean diet has nothing to do with pizza and pasta. The principal aspects of this diet include high olive oil consumption, high consumption of legumes, high consumption of unrefined cereals, high consumption of fruits, high consumption of vegetables, moderate consumption of dairy products (mostly as cheese and yogurt), moderate to high consumption of fish, low consumption of meat and meat products, and moderate wine consumption (from Wikipedia).

    Fruits is no so much a problem. But vegetable that are not boiled or over cooked but just lightly steamed (pressure cooker is something that everybody should have in its kitchen) or eaten raw with an olive oil vinaigrette are not easy to find in Thailand. Same for cheese and yogurt.

    So far I buy most of my food from upmarket and overpriced falang grocery shop. I will really appreciate other option and recipe, especially from people living in Isan where I spend more and more of my time lately.
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    I like Mediterranean food, and yes, it's found to be healthy and beneficial. I have about 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons per day of EEVO.

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    I have read about the type of diet you have described. Its sounds great/tasty.

    To bad you’re not in BKK while you stay in Thailand, the Gourmet Market at Siam Paragon (lower floor where all the restaurants are) has a very wide variety of cheeses.

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