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Mediterranean Diet is known to be one of the most popular diets these days. There are books and experts, recipes and blogs. With so much information, it is easy to get lost and hard to find the source you can trust. We decided to make a selection of 7 most credible experts who truly know much about Mediterranean diet and lifestyle and will guide you along the way.

1. Suzy Karadsheh

She calls herself the daughter of the Mediterranean and that is really so - Suzy was born on the coast of Egypt in a boat ride away from Italy, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon and Israel. She has her blog The Mediterranean Dish where she shares wholesome recipes that celebrate the bold flavours of the Mediterranean and lifestyle tips. The three Mediterranean values Suzy always follows are:

- Eat with the seasons

- Use mostly whole foods

- Above all, share

2. Tania Sheff

Even though she says she doesn’t follow any diets or specific food trends, Tania’s blog Cooktoria definitely has the Mediterranean flair - she chooses wholesome ingredients, includes a lot of vegetables, her recipes are mostly vegetarian, and when she uses seafood, she makes sure her ingredients are local. On Cooktoria, you can find quick and healthy recipes with step-by-step photo and video instructions.

3. Marilena Leavitt

Marilena was born and raised in Greece in an environment where fresh, seasonal food plays a central role in everyday live. She is a member of the American Personal and Private Chef Association and teaches at Culinaria Cooking School in Vienna, Northern Virginia where she focuses on Mediterranean cooking. Her blog, Marilena’s Kitchen, is the place where everyone can access the simple and foolproof recipes she cooks for her family.

4. Zena Hassoun

Coming from Syrian-Palestinian descent, Zena was constantly exposed to the Mediterranean cuisine growing up. She created her blog, Zen and Zaatar, to share the fragrant flavours of the Mediterranean cuisine in rich, but delicate, and simple dishes. Zena likes to experiment so she introduces innovative, playful combinations of traditional and modern flavours.

5. Makos

Makos was born and raised in the island of Crete, Greece. In his everyday food, Makos likes to use local, seasonal vegetables and fruits, a lot of herbs and spices and of course olive oil. Focusing on the Mediterranean cuisine, Makos writes his blog, The Hungry Bites, where he shares one pan recipes, healthy dishes and some gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian recipes.

6. Margarita Ribot

Margarita is a qualified Nutrition & Health Coach passionate about healthy eating and cooking Mediterranean recipes. Her blog is called Tasty Mediterraneo and there she helps people to understand the importance of nutrition for health and the concept of a balanced diet as well as to build up a good relationship with food to achieve long-term sustainable health. Tasty Mediterraneo was shortlisted as a finalist for Best European Health Blog at the Health Blog Awards 2018 of United Kingdom.

7. Elena Paravantes

Elena Paravantes is an award winning Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist and Writer specializing in the Mediterranean Diet. She has been active in the field of food and nutrition for 20 years as a clinical dietitian, food and nutrition consultant, writer, teacher and lecturer, both in the U.S. and in Greece. Her blog, Olive Tomato, will inspire you to lead a happier, healthier lifestyle and teach you about the real Mediterranean diet. 

Article byDemi Powell