Considered as the most healthy diet in the world, Mediterranean diet has a significant impact on the brain and memory retention function as shown by research.
Use of olive oil, fish, nuts and avocados are rich in unsaturated fatty acids. In addition to this use of celery, carrots and spinach adds nitrates to your intake. Mix of such food creates nitro-latty acids that help dilate the blood vessels and cause a drop in blood pressure.
Long time use of Mediterranean diet can reduce chances of cardio-vascular diseases and heart attack.
Mediterranean diet reduced inflammation, is rich in vitamins and minerals an helps you maintain a healthy weight. The increase in anti-oxidants in the body enhances energy metabolism, meaning conversion of food to energy and the absorption in our blood. This leads to healthy gut flora and healthy fats in our body.
The chances of type-2 Diabetes can be reduced by over 25% by switching to vegetarian diet.
The daily diet should include consumption of green including salads, lettuce, spinach, kale and collard.
Herbs like cilantro, parsley and coriander added a rich flavor and nutritional value to many recipes....
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 MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Have atleast 5 portion of vegetables and fruit everyday
The food base should be bread, rice , pasta and starchy food.
Reduce intake of sugar and salt
Consume 8 glasses of liquid everyday.
Vegetables can be steamed or cooked with olive oil to retain the maximum nutritional value. Cauliflower, tomatoes, carrots, Brussels sprouts and cucumbers are frequently used in many Mediterranean recipes.