Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, along with diabetes and other chronic illnesses. According to a recent research, a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains, olive oil, fish and even a bit of wine is the best way to combat such health conditions. The Mediterranean Diet is known to be a heart-smart diet that also helps in maintaining a healthy weight. In fact, research done on about 1.5 adults, over an extended period of time, shows that traditional Mediterranean diet decreases the risk of heart disease, certain cancers, Alzheimer’s and even Parkinson’s disease.
The basics of a Mediterranean diet is quite simple and easy to find. It includes a healthy amount of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, olive oil, beans, herbs and spices in each and every meal. For protein, you can include a portion of fish, lean chicken or a small serving of red meat. Yogurt and some low fat cheese along with drinking lots of water and a glass of red wine is also recommended daily.
What makes the Mediterranean Diet work is that it covers all the requirements for healthy eating while being packed with flavor. Mediterranean cuisine is rich in flavor from olive oil, fresh fruits and vegetables, delicious grilled meats, the occasional red wine and piping hot naan or pita breads and flavorful rice dishes. These are things we generally would not have a problem eating, trying out the cuisine is actually a delicious adventure in itself.
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