Posted by updated on March 31 2018
Updated on Decembre 27, 2023 

Mediterranean Diet. Sixty years later.

Picture of Crete, cradle of the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet is not merely a diet; it is a lifelong habit, a creed that one must adhere to. Decades ago, this lifestyle was commonplace in communities around the Mediterranean Basin, forming the everyday routine in countries such as Spain, Italy, or Greece. Its core principles encompassed physical activity, healthy nutrition, and a calm attitude, all while adhering to a modest budget.

These elements played a crucial role in shaping the Mediterranean culture, leading to its declaration as Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2010. It stands alone as the only diet to have received such recognition.

In the present day, external influences have altered the original habits in those countries. Many qualified individuals are now striving to reclaim the best nutritional patterns in the world.

The Mediterranean Diet emerges as the optimal approach to living not just long but living well. It aids in maintaining physical fitness, achieving clear and beautiful skin, and ensuring proper organ function.

It is the ideal diet to keep you in shape without compromising your well-being. So, please, don’t endanger your health with urgent and unbalanced malnutrition.

Is the Mediterranean Diet expensive?

There is something you should consider. The Mediterranean Diet is free, with no supplements or packs. There are no economic interests behind it. The only money you will spend is the one you invest in fresh food, fruits, and vegetables.

What can it do for you?

The Mediterranean Diet is the best way to prevent many diseases. The main ones are stroke and heart attack. It also prevents metabolic syndrome, lung diseases, asthma, allergies, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and decalcification.

It keeps bone mass in elderly people and is linked to low incidences of many types of cancer.

The Mediterranean Diet can keep you healthy and happy!

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The original Mediterranean Diet characteristics are:

  • High consumption of virgin olive oil.
  • High intake of vegetables and fruits and legumes.
  • Use of non-refined carbohydrates (portions to be adjusted to physical activity).
  • Consumption of fish, especially oily (or “bluish” one) three or four times a week.
  • Consumption of milk, cheese, and yogurt. The original cheese was fresh goat cheese. Keep an eye on the saturated fats of the dairy products.
  • Three or four eggs per week.
  • Moderate consumption of meat and saturated fats (natural, not artificially hydrogenated!).
  • One or two small glasses of wine a day, at the main meals. White wine and beer are alternatives.
  • Nuts as snacks. In “special occasions” Mediterranean Diet traditional desserts.
  • Do physical exercise!

If you want to reduce your weight, you will have to choose the less caloric nutrients. Or just do the opposite to increase it.

Mediterranean Diet followers have a 70% more of life expectancy. An 80% of a better quality of life, supposing they do not smoke. If you look for a healthy life, what is the use of smoking?

What to choose and what to avoid

Sticking to the Mediterranean Diet means not only choosing the right food. It is more important to avoid others.

You have to ban all the commercial and artificial products. They did not exist fifty or sixty years ago. They are artificially hydrogenated products and derivatives, and anything suspected of containing trans-fats. In the USA, it is compulsory from January 1st, 2006, to show in the labels the trans-fat proportion. You should choose products with 0% of trans fats. You should consider that 0% means right up to 0.49 grams per serving. If the serving is small and you take many, you may eat a lot of these fats. They increase the bad cholesterol (LDL) and reduce the good one (HDL). Apart from other supposed negative effects.

Keep away from fad diets! They might ruin your health.

People learn the Mediterranean Diet very early and in a natural way. Parents have to teach their children food habits. Teach them to avoid manufactured products. Make them choose fresh and natural food.

Give them an apple, a banana, or a homemade sandwich. Avoid non-natural products. Be careful with the main meals and supervise the school’s lunches. It is of utmost importance. Remember that your body and brain age will depend on what you eat!

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