The benefits of following a Mediterranean-style eating pattern are many: weight loss, reduced risk of depression, and decreased levels of inflammation, that represents a risk factor for heart attack, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.
Here are some relevant suggestions for healthy eating:
1 – It is important to use extra virgin olive oil as primary fat source for cooking and baking.
2 – Always start with a big vegetable dish or green salad to be sure to include in your diet the right amount of antioxidants and vitamins.
3 – Eat twice a day snacks of fresh fruit, that is a good source of fiber, vitamin C.
4 – Try to use whole form grains instead of refined ones. Try also new grains such as Quinoa, Barley, or Amaranth.
5 – Snack on a handful of almonds, walnuts or sunflower seeds in place of chips, cookies or other processed snack foods, which are often loaded with sugars, saturated fat and trans fats.
6 – A glass of wine is good for your health, in particular, thins the blood and also contains antioxidants that prevent your arteries from taking up LDL cholesterol.
7 – Enjoy the food and your family company, sitting all together and eating slowly.