The Food Pyramid
What is the Mediterranean Diet?
The Mediterranean diet is not a “diet” per se. It is a mix of the traditional eating habits of people living in Spain, Italy, France, Greece and the Middle East.
How to Start the Mediterranean Diet?
We will go though the process, give you advice and support you while you overcome the bad habits of eating.
Eat natural, unprocessed foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains and nuts.
Make olive oil your primary source of dietary fat
Reduce the consumption of red meat (Monthly)
Eat low to moderate amounts of fish (Weekly)
Drink a moderate amount of wine (up to one to two glasses per day for men and up to one glass per day for women)
Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet
A lot of scientists believe the Mediterranean Diet is the gold standard in healthy eating. New studies appear regularly on leading scientific journals, supporting the healthfulness of the Mediterranean Diet.
These are some examples of studies confirming its health benefits:
Heart Disease and Stroke: Diet alone can reverse heart disease
High Cholesterol: Recent studies confirmed that diet can lower cholesterol without medications
High Blood Pressure: Eating a low sodium diet will help people suffering of hypertension
Weight Loss: People following a Mediterranean style diet have more long term benefits and lose weight safely
Type 2 Diabetes: Mediterranean diet can starve off the need for diabetes drugs and help prevent Diabetes
Cancer: A lot of studies confirm that some foods may modify estrogens level. Consuming dairy foods may increase the risk of prostate cancer as well.
Osteoporosis: People from the Mediterranean countries have lower rates of hip fractures.
Alzheimer’s: Antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables play an important role in cognitive capacity
More and more: This diet will help to alleviate constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, arthritis, autoimmune diseases, and many other problems caused by eating improperly.