A new, 5* complimentary service is been added to our villas! As known, a good day starts with a great breakfast! The Mediterranean breakfast is indeed the most important meal of the day for all the nations of the Mediterranean Sea.

The question is: what is a good Mediterranean diet breakfast? And the answer is more or less the same for all Mediterranean nations: A simple protein and fiber rich breakfast.

Why is breakfast important?

Breakfast is an important meal and should not be skipped because it fuels up the body and the brain with enough energy to cope for the day. Breakfast is usually skipped by people who try to lose weight but in most of the cases this has the opposite effects because the deprived body gets the wrong signals and stores fat and food to cope for the deprivation. Having breakfast keeps the body metabolism running thus burning calories that may result to the loss of weight.

What is a good breakfast?

A good breakfast contains foods high in fiber and proteins. This combination satisfies the hunger feeling and gives the signal of fullness to the brain till lunch time. The foods which contain protein are dairy products, eggs and nuts and the foods which contain fiber are fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Therefore a breakfast meal that contains this high fiber and high protein foods is the best breakfast a person can have.

The right Mediterranean breakfast.

The foods constituting the good breakfast are the foods that are the basic components of the Mediterranean diet and the foods that are included in the daily or most frequent category of the Mediterranean diet. Fruits, vegetables and nuts, whole grain breads and cereal in the frequent category, three to four times a week, dairy products, eggs, yogurt, white cheese. Therefore preparing it should be easy to devise a healthy diet plan with alternate Mediterranean foods for breakfast so that you would avoid eating the same breakfast daily.

Our Cretan breakfast

The Cretan breakfast is simple. It consists of olives, cheese, tomatoes, cucumber,yogurt, whole grain toasted bread, paximadia or tacos as they are known in Crete, honey, eggs, usually hard boiled, orange juice and coffee or tea. A Cretan breakfast hamper is delivered to each villa daily!

The Mediterranean foods that can make a quick and nutritional breakfast are: low fat yogurt, whole grain bread, white cheese and fruits or fresh juices.