The Greeks have turned to the Mediterranean diet as a result of the economic crisis, a new survey shows. The number of people eating in restaurants and fast food chains has dropped significantly compared to 2011. Moreover, people have changed their eating habits as they can no longer buy basic food, according to a survey carried out by the Consumer Protection Centre (KEPKA) in a sample of 1,059 consumers all over Greece.
“The Greeks have improved their eating habits and turned to the Mediterranean diet as a result of the economic crisis,” the president of the Consumer Protection Centre, Nikos Tsemperlidis, said in a press conference. Bread, vegetables and fruits have returned to the family table. On the other hand, red meat, fish, French fries and soft drinks are limited to once a week. Sweets, legumes, pasta, chicken, eggs and milk are consumed a few times a week, while lamb and goat consumption is limited to once a month.