Mediterranean Diet, Dying to Try It!

July 19th, 2013 2 Comments Tags: , , , , , ,

There are some diet regimens deep rooted in the fundamentals. Although the Mediterranean Diet has been around a long a while, its sound principles never get old. I introduced this topic a few weeks back when my nephews and niece flew the coup to bella Tuscany.

The Mediterranean Diet epitomizes the naturally nutrient rich principles by being chocked full of veggies and fruit, nuts, seeds and whole grains along with lean meat, fish, poultry and game. Talk about covering all of the food groups in spades with minimal processing. This regimen’s got it covered and then some.

The food preparations can be simple making the food taste divine while cooking with olive, for example. This regimen is generally higher in “good fats” and lower in “bad fats” offering general disease protection to major risk factors for heart disease, stroke and cancer. It can also protect against obesity and type 2 diabetes with the inclusion of 5-10 fruits and vegetables each day.

Research published in The Journal of the American Medical Association found that seniors who led a healthy lifestyle — defined as not smoking, eating a Mediterranean-type diet, drinking alcohol in moderation, and engaging in 30 minutes of daily physical activity — significantly increased their life expectancy.

It is truly never too late to change and adopt new ways of eating and living. There’s no time like the present to take positive steps in that direction. If you’re dying to try it, why not start today?

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2 Responses to “Mediterranean Diet, Dying to Try It!”

  1. Lou says:

    As I go through my journey to slim town, I have been reading and what you say is true. Keep it simple, fresh and enjoy.

  2. admin says:

    Keep at it Lou, thanks for weighing in!

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