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The Mediterranean Diet

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The Mediterranean diet has become very popular over the years.
It is a dietary recommendation that was inspired by the traditional dietary patterns of the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, such as Greece, Spain and Southern Italy. The main characteristic of this diet is that it is not about going on a slimming diet.
It is about following the Mediterranean traditional living and dietary habits to enjoy a healthy lifestyle and a good quality of life.

The Mediterranean diet has been associated with a good health as it reduces the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity; allows for a good weight management and may even lead to a longer lifespan. Moreover, this diet makes you have a balanced, healthy diet without being restrictive or banning any particular foods or drinks.
In fact, it recommends drinking red wine in moderation.

The Mediterranean cuisine varies from one region to another, but this diet includes some key ingredients which are common to the Mediterranean countries. For instance, it is largely based Cheap UGG Boots on fish, vegetables, legumes, fruits, whole grains, unrefined cereals and, of course, olive oil, among other ingredients that characterize the traditional UGG Boots Sale cooking style of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea.

It aims for a low consumption of unhealthy fats and sugar. That is to say, the Mediterranean diet encourages eating plenty of bread, pasta, fruit, vegetables and fish, and less meat Cheap UGG Boots and fats. It also suggests using herbs and spices instead of salt to flavor foods.
And instead of butter or other cooking oils, it promotes the use of olive oil, a much healthier ingredient. The cooking style is also important and fried food must be limited.

The typical Western is quite different from the Mediterranean diet. It is usually high in animal fats and preservatives, and low in vegetables and fruit. This diet is not balanced at all and it can even help trigger many chronic diseases and cancers. On the other hand, what the Mediterranean diet offers is a different way of eating, full of health benefits but also rich in flavor.

It proves that you can enjoy eating and be healthy at the same time. Thus, trying to make your diet more Mediterranean won’t harm you, just the opposite. Cheap UGG Boots The Mediterranean diet means choosing a healthy lifestyle. And remember that you don’t have to try to get this balance at every meal; you can get the balance right over a longer period, such as over a week.

However, the Mediterranean isn’t only about food. Apart from having UGG Boots Sale a balanced diet, it emphasizes the importance of being physically active. Furthermore, enjoying meals with family and friends is given great importance in this diet. The key is not only food, but a happy and relaxed lifestyle.