Importance of Mediterranean Diet

by Rajashri on  June 15, 2009 at 8:55 PM Diet & Nutrition News
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 Importance of Mediterranean Diet
Mediterranean diet involves plenty of fruits and vegetables and does not contain any meat. Many studies have emphasized the importance of this diet in staying healthy and preventing the onset of diseases.

Even though 40% of total daily calories in this diet are derived from fat, studies have shown it is important to prevent the onset of diseases like heart disease, asthma, allergy and even some forms of cancer.

The main ingredient in this diet apart from generous servings of fruits and vegetables is olive oil. Not only is olive oil a good source of antioxidants, it is also very well tolerated by the stomach.

Because of this it triggers the release of bile naturally in a much more tolerable manner than some drugs and is hence recognized as a way to prevent gallstone development as well.

Hence it is advised that going the Mediterranean way may be the best way to ward off disease.



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Mediterranean Diet does contain meat! But instead of red meat (which also can be consumed 2-3 times a month), lean meat (pork, lamb) and poultry is recommended! To learn more about Mediterranean Diet and Mediterranean recipes

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