The Mediterranean diet is considered one of the best choices when it comes to diet. It has been proven that you incredibly strengthen your health with it, and it successfully protects you from many diseases and plagues of modern society.
Many of us, if we avoided only sugar, refined and processed foods and hydrogenated fats, would greatly improve our health and ensure longevity. The Mediterranean diet offers much more, and does not ask you to give up much. They especially recommend it to people who enter middle age, because then they make an excellent basis for a safe, healthy and beautiful old age.
What exactly is the Mediterranean diet
It is a healthy diet based on some diets typical of Greece and southern Italy, more precisely, it is based, in part, on Mediterranean food. The use of olive oil, legumes, unrefined cereals, fruits and vegetables predominates. Among other things, there is moderate or more frequent consumption of fish (depending on the desire), moderate consumption of dairy products (mostly cheese and yogurt), moderate consumption of wine and infrequent consumption of meat and other meat products.
If you switch to this diet, then you will mostly prepare vegetables, legumes, nuts, cereals, seeds, but also fish, chicken, and sprinkle everything with olive oil.
With light physical activity, a little egg is recommended (maximum 4 per week); fresh fruit is most often the choice for dessert; you must prepare fish and seafood at least twice a week; use herbs and spices if you can instead of salt, use red meat only a couple of times a month, try to replace butter and fat with olive oil (if possible, but it is not recommended to use it for baking – Everything you wanted to know about oils).
Limit your intake of processed and fast foods (or avoid it altogether); snack on fresh and dried fruits and nuts (unsalted); during the meal drink red wine (one to two glasses (50 ml) per day); water is the best choice (but teas and one cup of homemade coffee are also welcome); mushrooms are also desirable.
It has been proven for older people who have been on a Mediterranean diet for 5, 10 or more years that their health has significantly improved. The risk of diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular diseases is reduced. Scientists claim that those who follow the Mediterranean diet will live over 70 years without heart disease, diabetes and other similar diseases.
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