Mediterranean Diet over the years

In recent years much has been discussed about Mediterranean diet. This diet is basically used by several countries that border the Mediterranean Basin. Most common countries who have them are Greece, Italy, and Spain.  What makes this diet special? And how come a lot of people are trying to adapt such diet and lifestyle?

The first reason may very well be due to the low incidence of chronic disease and high life expectancy rates for those people who follow this kind of diet. The traditional Mediterranean diet can give you as much as the required daily fats of 40% but it don’t cause sickness because it comes from good fat source. Olive oil contains monosaturated fats which are better than saturated and bad cholesterol you get from usual oils and meat oils.

Also Mediterranean food includes regular intake of fish which contains Omega-3 Fatty acids which promotes a healthy heart and less complications regarding it. Red meat is eaten sparingly which increase health as well. Other food items included in med diet are whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and red wine.

The benefits of having this diet are a lot. You can have longer life span since you are less prone to diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. All of these diseases are the common and high ranked cause of death in America.

The other benefit is the prevention of ulcer or digestive problems since they contain fiber which acts as the natural sweeper of unwanted materials found in the digestive tract. Also studies have shown that olive oils prevent the occurrence of ulcers.

One benefit that most people love about med diet is the weight loss benefits. One can easily lose weight and maintain it if you follow strict Med diet and lifestyle. Med diet is a very tasty treat for some and you won’t have problems on maintaining such diet. You can eat in moderation and even enjoy a glass of wine. Of course with regular exercise you will surely see results in weight loss in quite a fast manner.

Mediterranean diet is a good choice for people who want to have a healthier lifestyle. Try it out.

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