Easter and the “Cholesterol Festival”
The abuses of Easter at the Traditional Greek Table
Easter has unfortunately been combined with overeating. The lambs clearly have their place of honor these days. The temperance that supposedly symbolizes Lent becomes a feast of food and the benefits of fasting for the body go for a walk. Excessive consumption of meat as fatty as lamb leads to excessive consumption of saturated fatty acids, cholesterol and calories.
Unfortunately, the decline begins early on the night of the resurrection, turning the three days of Easter into a “Cholesterol Festival”. Returning from the church to all the Greek houses, he waits for the table of the brilliant, where for an inexplicable reason there is the “saturated soup” or otherwise our well-known cook that we all consider normal to consume so late… Of course it is accompanied by even more sources saturated such as various salads (ointments: hot cheese, Russian, etc.), red eggs and alcohol. For dessert there is a bun…. The Greek croissant (empty nutrients calories)…
On Easter day in all Greek yards a pandemonium prevails and the “Cholesterol Festival” is at its peak. The lambs turn mercilessly on the skewers and the wonderful smell of sulfur compounds, that is, of the cooked meat, prevails everywhere. Everyone has the impression that they had a wonderful Easter and boast that they ate at least half a kilo of lamb and drank a lot of alcohol.
2nd Easter Day
The “Festival” ends on the 2nd day of Easter, where there are all the above at all Greek tables. That is, a cook that was left over from Saturday night (if it has not been consumed for breakfast on Sunday), plenty of roast lamb, red eggs, bun, ointments, etc.
What can we do about it all?
First of all, we must keep in mind that this is not the first time we eat, and clearly not the last…! It is not necessary to overconsume food to have a good time. We had a great time because these days we spend with our family and with people we love. We had a good time because we realize that we are lucky to have people and love in our lives. In other words, we disconnect food consumption with our emotional state.
For those who want, of course, there are some tips for these days .
The festive days of Easter are days full of love and hope. I wholeheartedly wish the message of the Resurrection of the Lord to bring the best to all people! And don’t forget, diet means health!