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Yanna Darilis

Yanna Darilis

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The Wonders of the Olive Tree

The Olive tree is the symbol of peace and victory and the symbol of the Greek Goddess of wisdom, Athena. Olive Oil has been used since antiquity and traded throughout time. Olive trees were native to Asia Minor and spread to the rest of the Mediterranean from 6000 BC. Olive Leaves were first used in Ancient Egypt for healing purposes. Today, it is revered for its health benefits and the main ingredient in the Mediterranean diet of which has proven an array of benefits to improve cardiovascular and overall health.

Feature on Athens

I believe there is not one person who does not recognize the site of the Parthenon, one of the oldest symbols of the cradle of civilization, that stands timeless on a mountain that dates back over 5,000 years at the center of one of the most renowned cities of the world, Athens, Greece. Athens should not just be a city you travel through before heading to the islands. Athens is one of my favorite destinations in Greece, and I am sure will be yours, once you discover all that it has to offer.

Myth has it that a battle between the Goddess Athena and the God Poseidon took place for who would be the ruler and protector of the city. The first king of Athens, Cecrops resolved the difference by asking the gods to offer gifts to the citizens and they would decide. Between the sea water spring of Poseidon and the olive tree of Athena the Athenians chose the symbol of peace and prosperity, the olive tree. Hence the legendary city was named Athens after the Goddess of wisdom.

How much Protein do we really need?

Protein plays a large role in today’s weight loss diets, however, overloading your body with protein may cause more harm than good. How much protein do we really need and where do we get it from?

What is protein? Protein is a macronutrient comprised of amino acid that is necessary for the growth, development, immunity and function of the human body. When the body does not intake enough protein it leads to muscle atrophy and the body does not function properly when it is deficient of protein.

Travel Feature on Ithaca

It is only when one visits the beautiful island of Ithaca that they understand the reason Odysseus longed for his return. Ithaca is part of the 7 Ioanian Islands and lies east of Kefalonia.

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