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The Mt. Athos Diet: Eat like a monk | MNN - Mother Nature Network: The monasteries on the sacred peninsula explo...

The Mt. Athos Diet: Eat like a monk | MNN - Mother Nature Network: The monasteries on the sacred peninsula explo...

While the eating habits vary slightly from one monastery to the next, there are some consistent themes that offer some explanation for their robust health. According to Aidonopoulos, the monks avoid olive oil, dairy products and wine on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Everything is locally grown, including the grapes used to make the Agioritiko red wine. The staples are fruit and vegetables, pasta, rice and soya dishes, and bread and olives.

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