The Mediterranean diet meal plan is by most considered the ideal healthy diet to stay fit.
Here are a few mediterranean diet quick facts to help you understand why it has reached its big popularity.
Many people, when they look in the mirror, do not like it because they see those unwanted pounds that do not allow them to maybe buy that dress or those stretchy pants.
The way to control your weight and avoid an uncontrolled gain, is to eliminate (forever) the bad eating habits and practice moderate physical activity.
Many people believe that to get fit it's enough to follow a weight loss diet, but it is important to know that it is essential to practice a little sport too, in order to improve the muscle and heart conditions.
A good and healthy diet, which allows you to lose weight, it is the Mediterranean diet meal plan.
The Secrets of the Mediterranean Diet
This diet is characterized by the consumption of foods that are grown mainly in the Mediterranean countries, such as Spain, France, Italy and so on.
In this diet there are five meals to be taken during the day:
- Mid-morning snack
- Mid-afternoon snack
The preferred foods in the Mediterranean diet are:
- Meat, especially white fish (best if oily fish that is rich in omega 3)
- Grains, fiber
- Vegetable fats , such as olive oil
In a Mediterranean diet the consumption of dairy products is limited. It ' also very important to drink plenty of water, at least two liters a day (8 cups), in order to hydrate the body in the right quantity.
The Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan
Recent studies have shown that this diet has significant positive effects on health, in particular it protects against cardiovascular diseases, tumors, hypertension, ictus (strokes), cholesterol and so on.
In addition they also observed the positive effects that this way of eating has on the brain. In fact, it seems that the Mediterranean diet helps to counteract the natural cognitive decline of the human brain.
The Mediterranean meal plan also greatly decreases the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
By the way, I was recently browsing Amazon's books about the Mediterranean diet and I found a book that had been my wife's guide for Mediterranean menu ideas for a long time before we met.
Here it is, if you want to know more about it I recommend it as it is pretty accurate and true.
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