Monday, October 4, 2010

The Mediterranean diet

The Mediterranean diet
The Mediterranean diet has been long associated with, long life, reduced risk of heart diseases and an eternally slim and figure.
The Mediterranean diet focuses on meal plans from Spain, Portugal, Italy, Morocco, Greece, Tunisia, Lebanon, Egypt, Israel and Malta. It is based on the Mediterranean Diet Food Pyramid that has been the basis of healthy living in these Mediterranean countries that border the Mediterranean Sea.
The traditional Mediterranean diet that consists of grains, fresh vegetables and fruits, cheeses, olive oil, legumes and yogurt which is the daily based intake. While red meats are not consumed often, red wine almost always accompanies most meals on a basis of one to two glasses a day.
Secrets of living a healthy life needs to include vegetables, fresh fruits and grains which are rich in antioxidants and vitamins that are influential in preventing cancer and heart diseases along with boosting the immune system. Mediterranean diets suggest using lots of onions and garlic which help to lower blood pressure and fights infections. Olive oil is high in monounsaturated fat that lowers blood clogging and LDL cholesterol. Olive also lines the stomach helping to prevent ulcers.
Almost all Mediterranean dishes use feta cheese or are sprinkled with it. Feta cheese is nourished with riboflavin, calcium, zinc and Vitamin B12 which makes your bones and teeth strong and boosts the immune system it is made from goat’s milk and contains 8 grams of fat in 1.33 ounces of feta.

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