More medical and nutritional professionals are suggesting the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet. It’s not surprising. This diet is easy to follow, cost-effective, and you’ll never go hungry.
7. Use Olive Oil
Olive oil is much healthier than some of the other oils. Avoid saturated fats such as those in red meat, cheese, and butter.
6. Fresh Fruits And Vegetables
The bulk of the Mediterranean diet is fresh fruits, veggies, legumes, and nuts. With these foods, you get plenty of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
5. Go Easy On The Dairy
Low-fat dairy products can be consumed on a very limited basis. This may be a good time to try almond or soy milk. Greek yogurt may be an option instead of cream sauce.
4. Whole Grains
Pasta and bread is okay as long as you don’t use bleached, processed flour. Of course, even with consuming healthy pasta, don’t overdo it.
3. Thumbs Up For Wine
Drinking wine in moderation is a big part of the Mediterranean diet. Moderation means up to 2 glasses per day, with meals.
2. Of Course, Fish Must Be Part Of The Diet
You can’t have a Mediterranean meal plan without fish. But, if you’re not a big fish eater, it’s okay. With this diet, you just need to have it 2-3 times a week.
1. What Not To Eat
Avoid processed foods. That includes those foods that are processed, canned or boxed. These foods contain excess sodium, sugar, fats, and artificial additives that can end up doing more harm than good for your body.
If you have a taste for sugar, opt for natural sugars from sources like fresh fruit and honey.