If you like fish, fruits, grains, herbs & spices, nuts, olive oil, and vegetables, you will—more than likely—enjoy the Mediterranean Diet.
The Mediterranean Diet is mostly built around the traditional foods found in the countries that border the Mediterranean Sea, such as Cyprus, Greece, Morocco, and Turkey. Food dishes like Mediterranean-style grilled salmon, grouper with tomato-olive sauce, Tuscan white bean stew, and more are great Mediterranean Diet dishes.
Breads, mostly whole grain, are dipped in olive oil. Six or more servings of fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants are enjoyed every day. Cheese, eggs, poultry, and yogurt are enjoyed in moderation. And fish and seafood are enjoyed, at least, two times per week. This delicious diet is doable!
And health-wise, the Mediterranean diet offers many benefits. This diet has been associated with a lowered risk of high blood pressure, a lowered risk of obesity, and a lowered risk of type 2 diabetes. And individuals who followed the Mediterranean Diet were more often to have higher HDL (good) cholesterol and lower LDL (bad) cholesterol.
Try it, and see how you feel! If you’re looking for menu inspirations, make Mediterranean pasta salad, seafood skewers, or chickpea patties. Each one is a delicious delight.