The Mediterranean Diet

December 21, 2015

The Mediterranean Diet is a manly but not dogmatically, exclusive plant-based dietary pattern.         

 

In 2010 UNESCO inscribed this diet on the World Heritage Listing in recognition of the importance of this cultural eating pattern to the health and longevity of Mediterranean populations.

 

The Mediterranean diet is not a creation of some doctors or nutritionists, nor is it a passing fad, it's a centuries-old eating lifestyle originally followed by the people living in the Mediterranean area.

The traditional Mediterranean Diet is characterised by:

 

  • High consumption of vegetables, fruits,  nuts, legumes and unprocessed cereals

  • Moderate consumption of fish 

  • Moderate to low consumption of white meat

  • Low consumption of dairy products (with the exception of yogurt and long - preservable cheeses)

  • Very low consumption of red meat 

Alcohol consumption is common in the traditional Mediterranean diet, but generally in moderation and in the form of wine and, as a rule, during meals.

 

The diet also recognizes the importance of being physically active, and enjoying meals with family and friends.

 

The Mediterranean diet is a delicious and healthy way to eat. It offers a cuisine rich in colors, aromas and memories, which supports the taste and the spirit of those who live in harmony with nature.

Many people who switch to this style of eating say they'll never eat any other way.

 

A diet rich in tradition and in association with an active lifestyle is the model that everyone should follow.

 

A diet rich in tradition and in association with an active lifestyle is the model that everyone should follow.

 

 

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