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The Mediterranean Diet

Search ´The healthiest diet in the World´ on the internet and your search probably returned – The Mediterranean DietBecause after all are we not what we eat?

Research suggests that the benefits of following a Mediterranean-style diet may help in, improved weight loss, better control of blood glucose (sugar) levels, depression, reduced levels of inflammation, risk of heart attack, stroke and even Alzheimer’s disease.

I think most know that such a way of eating really can help but may be daunted by such a radicle change – our advice is simple, go slow, enjoy and feel the difference yourself of this wonderful clean, healthy and tasty way of enjoying food.

See below just some of the ways that make the Mediterranean style of eating so easy to follow…

  1. Olive oil – Cold pressed extra virgin.
    Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids which may improve HDL cholesterol, the “good” type of cholesterol and it tastes good too.
  2. Vegetables – Red, Orange, Green, Yellow and Green.
    Eating vegetables is much easier when the Sun shining especially when restaurants hold the flavour and taste in such high esteem.
  3. Fish – and Sea food.
    The main benefit of seafood comes from its omega-3 fatty acid content. Most people are not getting enough through their current diet of this essential fatty acid, and because your body doesn’t make it itself, you need to eat it in your diet.
  4. Fruit
    This great food comes in an abundance of tastes, colours and textures and is a good source of fibre, vitamin C and antioxidants. Fresh fruit is a healthy way to indulge your sweet tooth and if it helps you to eat more, add a little honey.
  5. Nuts
    Nuts come in all shapes, sizes and flavours but Almonds are probably the favourite of the Mediterranean diet. However there are so many more types like, cashews, peanuts and pistachios, A study funded by the International Tree Nut Council Nutrition Research and Education Foundation in January 2014 reported that people who regularly eat moderate amounts of tree nuts are less likely to be obese than people who don’t, according to Reuters.
  6. Wine

This is a contentious subject but the people who live along in the Mediterranean are not known to shy away from wine. Various international studies support this but moderation is key – little and daily with meals.

The Mediterranean diet is about the freshness and quality of the produce one consumes, eating slowly in the Sun maybe with friends, Family and loved ones. The Mediterranean diet is many things too many different people but all agree it is about its quality freshness and taste.

And if it helps keep our bodies healthy – then all the better!