Mediterranean nourishment, high activity, an anti-stress outlook as well as modest living had created a way of life that was acknowledged almost immediately as Immaterial Human Heritage by the UNESCO. This way of eating is thought to be the healthiest diet around the globe.
In terms of prevention, consuming the foods considered a part of the Mediterranean Diet is actually the best way to avoid serious illness such as stroke and heart attack. It has also been verified that the Mediterranean Diet can significantly reduce your chances of metabolic syndrome which encompasses a number of health disorders such as: high blood pressure, high insulin levels, unstable levels of cholesterol and extra fat about the waist.
- Eat nuts as snacks.
- High usage of virgin olive oil
- Consume plenty of olives.
- Consume non-refined carbohydrates
- Eat loads of legumes, fruits and vegetables.
- Eat three or four eggs a week.
- Decrease consumption of saturated animal fats and meat.
- Eat more fish, particularly oily fish such as wild caught salmon or tuna (although tuna consumption should be limited because of mercury content). Consume three to for times per week
- Drink one or two small glasses of wine every day, if at all possible opt to drink red wine during your main mealtime; you may also drink white wine or beer as a substitute.
- Consume yogurt
There are endless cookbooks available that offer a myriad of recipes using the Mediterranean diet principles. Restaurants are popping up all over the globe with menus focused on Mediterranean fare.