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9 Healthy Foods from the Mediterranean Diet

Submitted by admin on Wed, 01/31/2018 - 10:47
Key ingredients of Mediterranean cuisine include olive oil, fresh fruits and vegetables, protein-rich legumes, fish and whole grains with moderate amounts of wine and red meat. The flavors are rich, and the health benefits for people choosing a Mediterranean diet, one of the world's healthiest, are hard to ignore-they are less likely to develop high blood pressure, high cholesterol or become obese.

Why the Mediterranean Diet Is So Healthy

Amid all the superfoods and fad diets, one style of eating consistently comes out on top as the best: the Mediterranean diet. It earns first-place rights for its impressive roster of health rewards, including heart protection, weight regulation and cancer reduction.

Pictured Recipe: Grilled Salmon with Tomatoes & Basil

1-Day Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan

Submitted by admin on Mon, 01/30/2017 - 13:56

Often called the world's healthiest diet, the Mediterranean diet gets points for being delicious and healthy. It can help reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases, such as heart disease, obesity and diabetes. In this Mediterreanean diet meal plan, we incporporate staples such as fresh fruits and vegetables, heart-healthy olive oil, whole-grains, lean protein and a little bit of red wine (our favorite part).

7-Day Mediterranean Meal Plan: 2,000 Calories

Submitted by admin on Tue, 06/07/2016 - 12:05

This 2,000-calorie meal plan is designed by EatingWell's registered dietitians and culinary experts to offer healthy and delicious meals for a Mediterranean diet. We've done the hard work of planning for you and mapped out seven full days of meals and snacks. The calorie totals are listed next to each meal so you can easily swap things in and out as you see fit.