The Mediterranean diet embraces healthy food, even though it does not restrict you to specific food groups like a vegetarian diet. You never feel left out to any dinner you will be invited to.
Eating a Mediterranean diet has already been linked to a lower risk of what’s called the metabolic syndrome, heart disease, stroke, and dementia and has been Linked to Better Mood.
The high nutritional value and the quality of the Mediterranean products, along with their tradition and experiential character, account for this diet's special features.
So what healthy food are we suppose to eat while making this miraculous diet?
Grains and grain products
Vegetables and legumes in the majority of your dishes. Potatoes and starchy roots
Plenty of fruits
Milk, cheese, yogurt, other milk products and eggs
Oils and preferably olive oil rather than butter and margarine
Oily fish such as sardines, herring, salmon, mackerel and anchovies
Instead of salt why not use herbs, spices, lemon juice or vinegar
You may include some lean meat and trim off all the visible fat before cooking.
The benefits of all of the above, especially vegetables and fruits are maximized when they are consumed in season. So please check our table showing when you can find each one fresh.