MEDITERRANEAN DIET IS BACK

Sumner 2018 is quickly approaching right before our eyes. At Fluff we love to eat, well as a part of a healthy lifestyle. Along with exercise and including natural vitamin supplements, it is critical to eat a well-balanced meal.

The latest trend in diet is the Mediterranean Diet. Mediterranean food consists of veggies, whole grains, and lean meats. This diet will reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease due to the lower levels of lipoprotein which is considered to be an unhealthy source of cholesterol that builds up in the arteries. The Mediterranean diet is also known to reduce the risk of depression and various types of cancer. The high levels of olive oil and nuts makes it easy for the body to lose weight quicker. Replacing salt with natural spices to flavor food is an easy and healthy switch. Also, getting in the habit of using olive and other vegetable based oils assist with losing weight. Eating whole grains that are packed with protein, fiber, antioxidants, and vitamin B can reduce the risk of diseases such as diabetes and help fight against obesity. There is not one strict plan of a Mediterranean diet, however there are common fruits and meats that are used. 

Mediterranean Diet

A Mediterranean Diet plate would consist of fish and seafood such as salmon, tuna, trout, shrimp, or oysters. If you are a pescatarian , there are plenty of nuts in this diet to fulfill the protein requirement. Nuts such as almonds, pumpkin seeds, and cashews help increase energy and fulfill the intake of natural minerals and vitamins.

Whole grains like brown rice, black rice, rye, and whole oats will keep you full throughout the day. Greek yogurt is a great source of diary. Healthy fats such as avocados and olives are incorporated in the Mediterranean diet. Eating red meat only on occasion is allowed. Drinking red wine in moderation is allowed in the Mediterranean diet but sticking to water is the best option. If you’re craving bread, whole wheat pita bread is recommend. You can incorporate any of these ingredients in your version of a Mediterranean diet. The important part is staying away from non-nutritious foods!