Mediterranean Diet, An Easy To Follow Diet
Scientific studies have shown that Mediterranean diet represents a typical model of a healthy diet, in which prevails foods based on whole grain cereals, olive oil, plenty of fruits and vegetables, fish, chicken and turkey meat . It is a balanced, diversified, low-fat diet in which complex carbohydrates, proteins and fats are represented, but with the emphasis on unsaturated Omega-3 fats (found in olive and fish oil).
Basic foods are:
– Whole grain wheat bread, corn, barley or rye, rolls sprinkled with sesame seeds and various other such as flax, cleaned pumpkin seeds, sunflower..
-Olive oil with monounsaturated fatty acids and their antioxidant properties is directly responsible for the beneficial effects of Mediterranean diet on health and longevity.
-Fish and Seafood
-fresh fruits and vegetables (citrus fruits, potato, chard, tomatoes, broccoli, cabbage, carrots
-beans, legumes, chickpeas
-almonds, hazelnuts, carob
-dried fruit-apricots, figs, grapes
Thanks to all of these foods, especially olive oil, Mediterranean diet has the reputation of a healthy diet because has preventive effect on heart and blood vessels, on the digestive tract (stomach, liver and intestines), has beneficial effect on brain tissue, skin,
prevents diabetes, slows the aging process due to its high content of antioxidants..