The Mediterranean Diet is a scientifically proven, health-promoting diet of the eating habits of the people of Crete and Ikaria (islands of Greece), Greece, and southern Italy, especially before 1960,
The Mediterranean Diet promotes good health and long life through an abundance of plant-based foods, moderate amounts of eggs, poultry, dairy such as cheese and yoghurt, red wine, seafood and low quantities of red meat with olive oil as its main fat.
The Mediterranean Diet includes fresh, home-grown produce, being physically active and sharing meals with family and friends.
It consists of high quantities of fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables, beans and legumes such as peas, chick peas and lentils, whole grains, nuts, seeds and drinking plenty of water each day.
Herbs and spices are used for flavoring instead of salt,
The Mediterranean diet can lower blood pressure and cholesterol thereby reducing the risk of developing heart disease, stroke and diabetes and can help avoid certain cancers, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's.
There is no substitute for good health.
What you eat forms the foundation of your health.
Prevention through balance in everything you do is always far better than the cure and the key to healthier living
Poor food choices, lack of physical exercise as well as other negative lifestyle choices may put your health at risk that can inhibit your goals in life and bring much suffering.
The Mediterranean Diet sets you on the path to feeling great and, having boundless energy.
The origin of the modern day word "gastronomy" (Rules of the Stomach) is attributed to Archestratus the Ancient Greek poet and philosopher from Syracuse (Sicily) in the 4th century BC.
Archestratus was the first known gourmet writer to approach cooking as an art and is referred to as the Father of Gastronomy and "the Daedalus of tasty dishes".
He wrote about eating fish, pulses and drinking wine, using "top quality seasonal" ingredients and said that flavors should not be masked by spices, herbs or other seasonings.
Meat consumption was considered barbaric, and thus, rarely used.
Hippocrates-Father Of Medicine. Ancient Greek physician who lived during Greece’s Classical period.
Let food be thy medicine. Thy medicine shall be thy food.
The Waistline is the Truest Indication Of the Body's General Health
The waistline protects important organs and contributes to overall general health. An unhealthy waistline is caused by poor lifestyle habits, poor diet, lack of exercise, being overweight and stress.
The old adage, "the smaller your waistline, the longer your lifeline" has real meaning.
A sensible diet and exercise plan is the healthiest way to a well-tapered waistline.
Nature's own super foods can nourish the body and boosts its ability to defend itself against disease because they contain a high concentration of the essential immune-boosting vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other essential nutrients needed by the body to stay healthy.
They also taste better because they retain their natural flavors.
So, think of your diet in terms of foods that are as close to their natural state as possible, variety and freshness.
Gardening from your own backyard is a healthy activity that provides many rewarding health benefits all year-round of healthy food that will benefit you and your family.
A simple garden filled with favorite fruit, vegetables and herbs in season, opens a small pathway to Gods natural world and a satisfying and a healthy respite from the routine of every day life.
Free from pesticides, additives and artificial growth hormones, the family will enjoy fruit and vegetables that are higher in nutritional value and have extraordinary depths of flavor
Food must not only be well prepared, but the essential nutrients such as vitamins and minerals must also be preserved.
Foods that are fresh with seasonal ingredients and wonderful flavors and lovingly prepared by the creative cook are a pleasure to eat with family and friends.
The Mediterranean Diet promotes home-grown fruit and vegetables that are high in nutritional value and flavor.
It promotes foods that reduce the risk of disease thereby providing the opportunity of reaching that magical one hundred and more years of life.
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