There is a lot of buzz around the term “Mediterranean Diet”. Studies continue to show that the Mediterranean diet has a number of health benefits, including: lower heart disease risk, Type 2 diabetes management, and weight loss. If you’re wondering what the Mediterranean diet is and what makes it such a healthy weight loss plan, we’ve got your answers.
The Mediterranean diet is a combination of heart-healthy foods and quality living.
The foods can be divided into 6 categories:
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
- Lean protein
- Whole grains
- Dairy products
- Olive oil
- Wine and vinegar
Each category is packed with tasty Mediterranean foods chosen based upon their fat-burning and healthy attributes. For example, click here for info on the benefits of olive oil .
Sometimes overlooked is the extremely important lifestyle component of the Mediterranean diet. The aspects of the Mediterranean lifestyle are simple:
- physical activity
- slower living
- quality connections
Imagine your dream vacation on the Mediterranean: long walks on the beach, fresh food, good friends, no work emails, etc. Although most of us can’t live out that dream on an everyday basis, a good Mediterranean diet plan incorporates these aspects in a way that fits into your busy life. The right plan transforms your health and your quality of life.
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