World's best diet? Healthy living habits we can learn from the Mediterranean World's best diet? Healthy living habits we can learn from the Mediterranean

World's best diet? Healthy living habits we can learn from the Mediterranean

Have you eaten a tomato salad with oregano and virgin olive oil with a cod filet? That's the Mediterranean diet at its best: seasonal ingredients, lots of vegetables and fruits, fish, good fats followed by a pleasant walk on the beach or by the river! 

The pesco Mediterranean diet incorporates the traditional healthy living habits of people from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, including France, Greece, Italy, and Spain.

In general terms, it reduces the consumption of meat and refined carbohydrates in favor of more plant-based foods and monounsaturated fats.

The diet is high in vegetables and legumes, fruit, fish, fresh pasta, rice, and nuts, and moderate in wine consumption.

What is the Mediterranean diet? Healthy living habits we can learn from

Extra-virgin olive oil originates from the area, although its use has spread throughout the world. The oleic acid in olive oil is very beneficial for health as it has a high content of carotenes and vitamin E.

However, the pesco Mediterranean lifestyle is more than just-food. It is about your entire lifestyle. The typical recipes of these places are made with seasonal products, avoiding frozen and processed foods. Cooking from scratch is a huge part of a daily routine, so is getting together with friends and family and sharing homemade meals.

Peter O Brien

Peter started out his professional life as a restaurant critic but ended up moving to the kitchen, realizing that his passion didn’t only lie in tasting the food, but MAKING it. Follow his delicious recipes, as well as useful articles about the many benefits healthy and delicious food will bring to your life.+ info

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