5 Mediterranean Breakfasts to Make in 10 Minutes or Less

Breakfast is an important meal to have. Breakfast skippers in one study were by about 14 % more likely to have a higher body fat percentage and higher BMI values and waist circumferences (1). Mediterranean breakfast foods vary depending on which region of the Mediterranean. But for the most part, they are quick and light. … Read more

Mediterranean Diet Food & Shopping List (PDF Included)

One of the most common problems when starting a Mediterranean diet is wondering what exactly you’re supposed to buy. Cooking healthy meals is easier if you stock your cupboards with staples common to many Mediterranean dishes. This shopping list will show what your basic options are for a Mediterranean diet shopping list whilst keeping things as … Read more

8 Cholesterol-Lowering Foods to Include in Your Mediterranean Diet

Studies have shown the Mediterranean diet to be effective in improving cholesterol.   Having high LDL (the “bad”) cholesterol correlates to an increased risk of heart disease.   However, having low HDL (the “good”) cholesterol and high triglycerides is also linked to increased risk (study). Here are 8 foods that have been shown to lower cholesterol and improve … Read more

What is the Mediterranean Diet?

The Mediterranean diet is based on the traditional eating habits of countries like Italy and Greece.

Other countries surrounding the Mediterranean sea have different versions of the diet. These include Spain, France, Morocco, Malta, Turkey and Israel. Variations occur depending on local ingredients.

The Mediterranean Diet isn’t exclusively a ‘diet’. It refers to the common dietary practices of the people in the Mediterranean region.

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5 Easy Ways To Adopt a Mediterranean Diet

When making changes to your diet, you need to decide whether you can change everything at once or need to make smaller, incremental changes. What works for one person may not work for the next. The Mediterranean diet is easy to adopt, but you may want to make subtle changes before diving in. Changes in … Read more