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How the Mediterranean diet can help you Lose Weight, Reduce Blood Pressure and lower the risk of Heart Attack

The Mediterranean diet represents a highly beneficial nutritional program originating in the Mediterranean countries such as Greece, Italy, Morocco and Spain and it is based on typical food patterns of these sunny places. It will help you lose weight, maintain optimum health and lower the risk of heart disorders, cancer, diabetes, premature death and Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

This article is based on my book about the Mediterranean Diet. The book contains plenty of information about the Mediterranean Diet and will enable you to learn about this exceptional diet so that you can lose weight, lower your blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disorders and cancer.

Combined with regular exercise, this health-improving diet, which only received recognition in the 1990’s has a plethora of benefits on the overall human health and it is frequently compared to the French paradox.

This similarity is due to the fact that although the people in these Mediterranean countries consume large amounts of foods rich in fats. The Greeks, Moroccans and Italians have a low incidence of cardiovascular diseases, such as coronary heart disease and heart attacks. The explanation lies in the fact that the fats incorporated in this diet are represented primarily by mono-unsaturated fats. This diet is also rich in dietary fiber and very low in saturated fats (less than 8%).

Mono-unsaturated fats are mainly found in olive oil (more than 75%), almond oil, whole cereals (unrefined and unprocessed), whole milk products, avocados and nuts. I’ve already written in the past about the health benefits of olive oil and how it can protect the body against skin, colon and breast cancer.

In early 2013, a scientific study conducted on 7,500 people who have been observed over a period of 5 years revealed the fact that those on a Mediterranean diet lowered by 30% the risk of having a heart disease when compared to people on a low-fat diet alone. Furthermore, recent studies have also shown that this diet also provides better weight loss results than both the low-fat and low-carb diets. With your busy and hectic schedule/way of life, you may wonder how to incorporate the Mediterranean diet into your lifestyle, in order to help you maintain optimum health and lower the risk of heart disorders, cancer, diabetes, premature death and Alzheimer s and Parkinson’s disease.

At first, you might find it difficult to switch to this diet from your regular one, but the easiest way to integrate this healthy diet into your agitated lifestyle is to make the change gradually. The Mediterranean diet is very high in essential nutrients which provide a sensation of satiety. I’ve written a comprehensive article about what food you should eat as part of the Mediterranean diet.

The main issue with the fast food culture as the core of unhealthy diets is the fact that we eat, but we do not feed ourselves. The Mediterranean diet reverses this fact, because it is based chiefly on consumption of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, moderate consumption of fish, poultry and dairy products as well as of red wine and of course the star of this diet, the extra virgin olive oil.

I’ve already written about the importance of olive oil in your diet and I wrote about its health benefits and the reason why it has been named the Mediterranean miracle.

So basically, you have a large palette of diverse food groups at your disposal, in addition to the healthiest and tastiest alcoholic beverage, which is high in potent antioxidants (resveratrol and flavonoids in particular).

You can get more information about this magical diet in my book about the Mediterranean diet.

Here is what you’ll get in my book:

  • Learn Exactly What Foods Are Best For Health
  • Discover The Keys That Make The Mediterranean Diet So Popular
  • Practical Advice On Meals And Preparation
  • How To Shop Smart And Buy Foods That Are Nutritionally Sound
  • And Much, Much More..

 

 

 

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