Monday, July 13, 2015

Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean Diet - Is a diet low in red meat, sugar and saturated fats and high in produce, nuts and other healthful foods. The diet emphasizes fruits, veggies, whole grains, beans, nuts, legumes, olive oil and flavorful herbs and spices. Fish and seafood are eaten at least a couple of times a week and poultry, eggs, cheese and yogurt in moderation. Sweets and red meat are eaten on special occasions. Emphasis is on a variety of minimally processed foods and olive oil is used instead of butter or margarine.
The Mediterranean diet has been associated with a decreased risk of heart disease, and it’s been shown to reduce blood pressure and “bad” LDL cholesterol. This is because it includes healthier mono- and polyunsaturated fats in moderation (which can reduce cholesterol).

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