the mediterranean diet
The Mediterranean diet consists of mainly fruits and vegetables, beans and nuts, healthy grains, fish, olive oil, red wine, small amounts of dairy and very little red meat. This diet can lead to lifelong overall good health, not to mention that it can prevent heart disease, ease low-grade inflammation, stabilize insulin levels and yield greater weight loss.
The focus is on fresh, unprocessed foods, and simple preparation techniques. But, the best part is that it is not, by any means, a restrictive diet, it allows for everything as long as the proportion guidelines are followed. It doesn’t deny you anything.
Being as flexible as any diet can be, it can also be adapted for vegan or raw food diets.
Most people are probably already implementing a Mediterranean eating pattern and don’t even know it. It is as simple as adding a few more fruits and vegetables to your daily menu. Eating plenty of greens will not leave much room for red meat – the main culprit that raises the risk for cancer and heart disease. Eventually, your body will crave the feeling of wellbeing that comes from eating more fresh fruits and vegetables.
The pleasure of good food and a good life…you can have both!
Always discuss your personalized dietary needs with your health expert to take into account your individual health status and lifestyle.