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The Mediterranean diet: what it is and how to follow it
12/07/19

The Mediterranean diet: what it is and how to follow it

Raise your hand if you’ve never tried the latest trendy diet! Whether it came from a Hollywood star or fashionable nutrition guru, who promised a 10lb loss in 10 days! Very often, however, after months of sacrifices and lost pounds, we find ourselves facing the dreaded yo-yo effect which, in addition to damaging our body, has serious effects on our mood.

The meaning of the word diet

The word “diet” comes from the Greek word “diaita”, which means “way of life” and in ancient times referred to rules governing every aspect of daily life: from nutrition to physical exercise and rest. So not an extraordinary weight-loss therapy, but a regime to observe so that you can constantly take care of your health.

What is a proper diet?

Diet does not necessarily mean “weight loss”. We should pursue a diet which, thanks to the right balance of proteins, carbohydrates, sugars and fats, strengthens the immune system, keeps weight under control and becomes a good health habit.

You do not have to go far to discover the best diet: you just need to follow the simple directions of the famous “Mediterranean diet”.

The Mediterranean diet

The Mediterranean diets fresh produce ingredients when stored within your refrigerator, gaves a tasty and balanced dietary base and gives life to delicious and colorful dishes.

It originates from the habits of the European countries bordering the Mediterranean basin. Italy is often considered the real home of this tempting diet, especially in its southern regions such as Sicily, Campania and Apulia.

The main types of food

Quality and freshness are fundamental characteristics of the Mediterranean diet, which includes all types of food without exception. Among other things, it recommends high consumption of vegetables, legumes, fresh fruit, nuts, extra virgin olive oil and cereals. Fish, dairy products, meat and desserts should be enjoyed with moderation.

Red wine can help to reduce the risks of arteriosclerosis and to moderate cholesterol, while having beneficial effects on your cardiovascular system.

We’ll tell you a secret

It’s simple! To live well, we should a balanced diet rather than being seduced by miraculous potions. Plus, red wine can help to reduce the risks of arteriosclerosis and to moderate cholesterol, while having beneficial effects on your cardiovascular system. So you can still enjoy a glass or two!

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