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The Unknown Museums of the NKUA: The Pharmacology Museum

12.03.2020 in Health

The Unknown Museums of the NKUA: The Pharmacology Museum     How has Medicine evolved through the decades, what was the social impact, what were the positive and negative effects? A walk through the Pharmacology Museum will share the many answers to this question…   The Pharmacology Museum was founded in 2003 by the faculty of the Department of Pharmacοlogy of the Medical School of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), and it is housed in the Laboratories building 16 on Mikras Asias street in Goudi. While the lab departments underwent maintenance and repairs or were renovated and…

Energy bars with nuts and dried plums

01.03.2019 in Gastronomy

Energy bars with nuts and dried plums Ingredients: 2 ½ cups dried oatmeal ½ cup nuts (almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts) ½ cup of honey 2 tbsp. maple syrup 1 tbsp of butter 2 tbsp. black sugar (also known as “pure brown sugar” and can be found in Asian food markets) 1 teaspoon of vanilla 1/2 cup Dried Plums 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips Method: Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line a sheet pan with wax paper. Spread the oats and nuts in an even layer across the sheet pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes. In a saucepan, combine the…

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits – Anthotyro Cheese

05.06.2018 in Gastronomy

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits – Anthotyro Cheese   Since ancient times, the Greeks had realized how precious the gifts of Mother Nature were. The Mediterranean climate along with the geological formations of the country created a fertile ground where an abundance of wild herbs and plants could grow. About 1800 endemic species that grow on Greek soil have certified medicinal properties. Over the years, the Greeks have come to discover the properties of these special herbs and foods… This month we feature Anthotyro – delicious cheese produced in Greece and enjoyed globally! “Let food be…

08.05.2018 in Gastronomy

Spinach, Pomegranate and Feta Salad   A bowl of salad is always a healthy option… The antioxidant and probiotic action of the pomegranate seeds and feta cheese, however, adds nutritional value and taste!   Ingredients Dressing l 3 tbsp. olive oil 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp. honey 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard Salad 7-8 cups baby spinach leaves 2 ripe, chopped pears ½ cup pomegranate arils 3/4 cup chopped walnuts ½ cup feta crumbled Instructions Prepare the dressing by adding all the ingredients, season with salt and pepper, whisk and set aside for 5 minutes. In a bowl add…

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits: Walnuts, “a gift sent to Greece from Persia by the kings.”

21.11.2017 in Gastronomy

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits: Walnuts, “a gift sent to Greece from Persia by the kings.”     Since ancient times, the Greeks had realized how precious the gifts of Mother Nature were. The Mediterranean climate along with the geological formations of the country created a fertile ground where an abundance of wild herbs and plants could grow. About 1800 endemic species that grow on Greek soil have certified medicinal properties. Over the years, the Greeks have come to discover the properties of these special herbs and foods… this month we explore the popularity and diversity…

The Mediterranean Diet and Economic Crisis

01.11.2015 in Gastronomy

The Mediterranean Diet and Economic Crisis   In 2013, the European Heart Association Conference, concerning the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, was held in Rome (EuroPrevent 2013).   The most important new study discussed was the PREDIMED (Primary Prevention Of Cardiovascular Disease With A Mediterranean Diet); to date, this is the best designed dietary study that acknowledges not only the known value of the Mediterranean diet and its significance in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, but also its superiority to the low-fat diet which is highly recommended among the Cardiology societies of the Western world. A closer study of data comes…