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ECI And The Mediterranean Diet

It is likely that you have heard some of the buzz around the Mediterranean diet. It is quickly becoming quite fashionable, as it offers great benefits, which our ECI Management Group menus offer as well.

What Is The Mediterranean Diet?

Basically speaking, the Mediterranean diet is high in fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and extra virgin olive oil – healthy, but delicious! In addition to some the wonderful pungent and savory flavors that Mediterranean dishes offer, the Mediterranean diet can be healthy. Eating a diet high in vegetables, olive oil and fish can improve your health and protect against cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other major chronic illnesses. The diet also reduces the risk of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer diseases, keeps blood pressure healthy, helps with weight loss and plays a role in long life. All that without sacrificing flavor!

The ECI Management Group Commitment

Here at ECI Management Group we run corporate and school kitchens. Our dedication to healthy meals means that ECI naturally creates dishes that include and go beyond the Mediterranean diet. We always offer Two & Two Meals in which we offer two types of vegetable choices and two protein choices, in addition to vegetarian and vegan dishes. Because we cook from scratch we always have dishes made with organic and local (whenever possible) fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, whole grains, pasta and heart-healthy extra virgin olive oil and grapeseed oil.


Beyond the Mediterranean diet, ECI Management Group also offers choices to serve other palettes. We will offer hamburgers, french fries and mouth-watering chocolate cake and cookies! However, we go out of our way to make these as healthy for our diners as possible. We bake our potato chips and then spray them with grapeseed oil. Taste is never compromised, and neither is your health! Chocolate is replaced with carob chips when possible and, again, heath is baked right in without your taste buds ever knowing the difference (unless it tastes even better!)

Does A 50% Reduction In Early Death Rate Sound Good To You?

Numerous studies have reported the health benefits of adhering to a Mediterranean diet, including a 10-year study recently published in the Journal of The American Medical Association, which found that people who ate a Mediterranean Diet had a 50 percent reduction in early death rates.

A Little History About ECI Management Group Creating A New Way Of Dining-Life

The Mediterranean diet is based on the traditional cooking style of countries that border the Mediterranean Sea – Greece, France, Italy, Morocco, Spain, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Israel. The diet dates back thousands of years, and is closely linked to the foods of the region, so each country has its own variation of ingredients. But in each country, residents enjoy relaxed, leisurely meals that offer a slower, more enjoyable dining experience. They also live longer and have lower rates of cancer and heart disease than Americans do, according to numerous studies.

The Mediterranean diet got its name from the Mediterranean Sea and the Greek word “Diaita,” which means “a way of life.” UNESCO has recognized the Mediterranean diet as an “An Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” because “it has given rise to a considerable body of knowledge… including the crops, harvesting, fishing, conservation, processing, preparation and, particularly, consumption of food.”

We Know You Aren’t In The Mediterranean

Could it be that we, here at ECI Management Group, are incorporating great benefits, like those in the Mediterranean Diet, and more? Yes! We know that the American means that our patrons expect a variety of dishes including paninis, pastas and much more. Thus, we offer all several meal choices, all with your health in mind.

After all, we know food, so we orchestrate flavorful herbs oils and even our own stone-ground sea salt in our cooking!

Fats like butter are traded for extra virgin olive oil, which is healthier than other butter, margarine and other vegetable oils. High in monounsaturated fats, olive oil contains oleic acid, which has been linked to lowering coronary heart disease. The antioxidants in olive oil improve cholesterol and help fight inflammation and hypertension.

The Mediterranean diet requires extra virgin olive oil because it’s one of the few oils that doesn’t have to be processed with chemicals before it can be eaten. Most vegetable oils are detoxified and refined with steam and solvents. But fresh-pressed extra virgin olive oil can be consumed immediately, and it retains its vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and natural flavors.


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