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Mediterranean Diet Benefits

Considered as the most healthy diet in the world, the Mediterranean diet has a significant impact on the brain and memory retention function as shown by research. 

Why Mediterranean Diet is so Great:

1. Rich in Unsaturated Fats

The use of olive oil, fish, nuts, and avocados are rich in unsaturated fatty acids. In addition to this use of celery, carrots, and spinach add nitrates to your intake. A mix of such food creates nitro-fatty acids that help dilate the blood vessels and cause a drop in blood pressure. 
Long time use of the Mediterranean diet can reduce the chances of cardiovascular diseases and heart attack. 

The Mediterranean diet reduced inflammation is rich in vitamins and minerals and helps you maintain a healthy weight. The increase in anti-oxidants in the body enhances energy metabolism, meaning conversion of food to energy and absorption in our blood. This leads to healthy gut flora and healthy fats in our bodies. 

2. Reduce Type-2 Diabetes

The chances of type-2 diabetes can be reduced by over 25% by switching to a vegetarian diet.

What constitutes Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean Diet varies considerably from country to country in various regions around the Mediterranean Seas. 
The emphasis however is on high use of nuts, vegetables, legumes, fish, greens, and olive oil. There is lesser use of poultry and meats. 

AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET

  • Have at least 5 portions of vegetables and fruit every day
  • The food base should be bread, rice, pasta, and starchy food.
  • Consume two portions of fish every day.
  • Reduce intake of sugar and salt
  • Consume 8 glasses of liquid every day.

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