In the heart of Greek Town in the Ditmars Astoria area is the quaint Greek restaurant, Telly's Taverna.
- Written by Yanna Darilis
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.
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.