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Did you know that consuming a Mediterranean diet for three months can reduce the risk of heart disease by 15%? But that is not all! Because of the numerous beneficial effects that a Mediterranean diet has on overall health, it is one of the top recommendations from nutrition experts today.
What is the Mediterranean diet? This diet is rich in whole grains like breads, pasta and rice; fish and other seafood, legumes including beans, peas, and lentils; cheese, olives and olive oil; nuts and seeds; vegetables including tomatoes, lemons, eggplants and potatoes; and fruits, comprising oranges, grapes and figs. Each food group of the Mediterranean diet has its own nutritional value and benefits: 1. Pasta, rice, and bread:
3. Fruits and vegetables:
4. Beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas:
5. Dairy products, especially cheeses:
6. Olive oil and olives:
7. Aromatic herbs:
Enjoy great taste and good health In addition to all the wonderful health benefits that a Mediterranean diet offers, it is also low in unhealthy saturated fats (found in butter, ghee, margarine, and meat fat) known to negatively affect your heart and your body. With so many advantages, who wouldn’t want to benefit from such a nutritious diet, while enjoying the aroma and flavour of tasty, healthy food?
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