What makes the Mediterranean diet so healthy?
Diet trends come and go but over the years the principles of a Mediterranean diet continue to be correlated to a life of longevity. Reports like the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index continue to list the countries year-after-year as the countries that follow a Mediterranean diet.
The fact is that the Mediterranean diet emphasizes the consumption of foods rich in omega-3s and healthy fats like fish, olive oil, nuts, grains, legumes, fruits, and veggies while eating a lot less red meat (although still present), and yes, moderate amounts of red wine.
- It’s good for your brain health
- It’s good for your cardiovascular health
- It can help with depression and anxiety
- Promotes healthy weight management
- It’s linked to living longer
Maybe it has something to do with the relaxed guidelines and the positive encouragement to enjoy your food, know where it comes from, and eat in a more relaxed state?
Recipes we are loving that follow the Mediterranean principles: