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:

Chickpea Falafels With Chili Tomato Salsa

Kale, Chickpea, Mint And Preserved Lemon Salad

Easy Steamed Fish

Lemony Millet Salad With Chickpeas, Corn & Spinach

Roast Eggplant, Tomato And Feta Salad

Mediterranean Quinoa Pilaf

One Pan Roasted Fish & Vegetables

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Spiced Quinoa And Eggplant Rolls

Vitality Bowls

Delicata Squash Salad With Cider Vinaigrette & Almond “Parmesan”

Fish And Sweet Potato Cakes With Dill Dressing