Bellou Elena MSc, PhD

Clinical Dietitian-Nutritionist

Elena Bellou graduated in 2006 from the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Harokopio University in 2009 and completed her postgraduate studies in "Nutrition and Exercise ". She received her PhD in “Nutrition and Metabolism” from the same institution in 2013. She is the author of scientific papers and has participated in oral and written presentations in Greek and international conferences. She has worked as a research associate for the Laboratory - Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University and for the Children’s Hospital Panagioti & Aglaia Kyriakou. Today, she works as a freelancer and provides consulting services for Gefsinus regarding the company‘s menus.

  Eat well, Live well! What makes a Balanced Meal? Our plate should have the presence of all dietary groups in order for us to get all the nutrients we need in right proportions.   Don’t forget to hydrate! Adequate fluid intake to ensure good hydration is very important for your health, especially during the summer months, when fluid losses are greater.   Eat well, Live well! Small meals, 5 times a day Compared with 3 large meals, five smaller meals every three hours can help you be healthier!   Your diet can protect you from cancer Our diet may have anti -cancer properties since the consumption of several food groups has been associated with cancer development.    Why are fruits important in our diet...? We all know that fruits are very important in our nutrition and offer us many benefits. Maybe we do not know the extend of the benefits we receive...    Nutrition tips for the Easter table Start the meal filling half your plate with salad or boiled raw or roasted vegetables.   Diet during religious fasting In this period before Easter many have started to fast. Key feature of religious fasting is abstaining from food of animal origin such as meat, chicken, fish, dairy and eggs (excluding seafood) and increasing consumption of foods of plant origin such as bread, pasta, rice, legumes, vegetables and fruits.   Winter foods: The value of legumes One of the most nutritious foods, legumes are an ideal food for winter. It includes lentils, chickpeas, fava, beans and soya.   Dietary sources of iron The human body cannot produce iron and for this reason it must be taken in with food. Iron deficiency can be easily prevented through a balanced diet that contains a lot of foods rich in iron.