The Mediterranean diet, typically the diet enjoyed by those living in the Mediterranean, has long been hailed for its health benefits, colour and taste!
Following a Mediterranean diet can protect against heart disease, cancer and can also reduce your risk of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Impressive benefits for something that tastes so great!
A Mediterranean style of eating is usually characterised by:
- A high consumption of fruits and vegetables
- Plenty of wholegrain cereals, legumes, nuts and seeds
- Olive oil as a healthy fat source
- Little red meat, dairy and processed foods
The reason the Mediterranean diet is so beneficial is thought to be because it is well balanced and contains all the necessary vitamins and minerals. We also know that a diet rich in whole plant foods provides plenty of antioxidants, phytonutrients and fibre.
Why not adopt at least some of the ways of the Mediterranean diet to help you on your way to a healthier you? Here are 10 reasons why you should savour its coastal flavour: