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Mediterranean diet

Inspired by the traditional eating of countries such as Greece and Italy, the Mediterranean Diet aims to bring the health benefits common to these regions to a western audience.

The Mediterranean Diet is a diet meal plan based around a high consumption of fruit and vegetables, bread, wheat and other cereals, olive oil, fish, and red wine.

Though not strictly a weight loss diet meal plan, some people will nonetheless lose weight when they change to this style of eating.

Pros : Mediterranean diet

  • Focus on healthy, natural ingredients
  • This diet is low in saturated fat and high in monounsaturated fat and dietary fiber
  • Following this plan lowers cholesterol levels in the blood
  • Many people also report lower blood sugar levels and blood pressure

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Publications : Mediterranean diet

Following the Mediterranean Diet can help reduce the chances of heart disease and other chronic health ailments. This book provides a wide range of helpful information about each of the different food categories, as well as practical guidelines for improving your well-being and quality of life.

There are around twenty recipes, plus a menu plan designed to provide further inspiration and guidance.

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Example recipes : Mediterranean diet

Penne alla marinara

Ingredients for 4 persons:

  • 1 Kg. small octopus, well cleaned
  • 550 g. mussels
  • 350 g. pennette rigate
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tuft of parsley
  • 4 Tbs of olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • salt
  • black pepper

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Verdict : mediterranean diet

A diet plan review suggests that rather than being a weight loss program this is about changing your lifestyle. Adherents claim that eating in this traditional way will provide a host of health benefits, and lead to a new and healthier relationship with food.


 

 

 
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