Mediterranean Do It Better

Apart from living in Greece, you can still lead a Mediterranean lifestyle, by eating the foods they eat on a regular basis. Why should you eat like the Greeks? Because over the years, countless studies have proven that specific foods in the Mediterranean diet are linked to longer life, reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as reduction in the risk of being overweight or obese. If that’s not a good enough reason for you— then I don’t know what is!

Mediterranean diet are items like fish, cheese, yogurt, fruits, vegetables and grains, olive oil, nuts, legumes, seeds, herbs and spices, grape leaves and, YES, red wine. All of these foods have one thing in common and that is that they are nutrient-dense—meaning they are full of the vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and antioxidants our body benefits from.

Good sources of protein and ones most commonly found in the Mediterranean menu are fish and shellfish, eggs, lean beef, chicken and turkey breast, cottage cheese, protein powder, and even beans, lentils and tofu. It’s essential that you eat enough protein, because without protein, your body is unable to repair itself and stay young. Most cellular functions within the body rely on proteins (amino acids) to do the work. If there is no protein, you’ll have no bricks to build with.

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