The Mediterranean diet, thanks to its valuable foods, has been found to prevent many diseases.
The use of foods such as vegetables and to a lesser extent from those of animal origin bring well-being to people.
The presence of vegetables and fruits, grains, legumes, tubers, oily fish, lean meat, extra virgin olive oil and various spices makes the human body fit.
Following this kind of diet makes sure to keep the body in proper shape and benefits people’s health.
The foods that make up the Mediterranean diet can be divided into seven macro-categories.
The first group consists of meat, fish and eggs, which should be consumed in extreme moderation. Meat should preferably be lean, such as poultry, rabbit, lamb and goat, and eaten no more than once or twice a week. In contrast, for fish, one should favor the blue type, to be eaten a maximum of once or twice a week. As for eggs, they should be whole eggs of any type but consumed three times a week.
In group number two are: milk and dairy products from sheep, goat and cow. Milk and yogurt can be consumed assiduously, while cheeses are best consumed in a few quantities.
In the third and fourth marcroarea of the Mediterranean diet are cereals, tubers and legumes, which are very important because they provide energy and all essential amino acids. In addition, they are rich in fiber, water-soluble vitamins and some minerals.
The fifth group contains the fats and oils for flavoring dishes. The one to remember mainly and which is the most important is extra virgin olive oil, consumed daily and in small quantities.
The last two macro areas, the sixth and seventh, include vegetables, fruits and spices. Foods that are a source of vitamins A and C and should be consumed daily at all meals. In addition, containing fiber, antioxidants, phytosterols and few good fats, they are protective against wellness diseases and many types of cancer. Their high water and potassium content also provides additional protection against hypertension.
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