With our new weight management program now available, I thought I would touch on why the Mediterranean diet is an integral part.
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The Mediterranean diet
Not only is the Mediterranean diet a tasty way to eat, drink and live, but it’s also a realistic and sustainable way to reduce disease-causing inflammation and to lose weight, (or maintain a healthy weight).
Interestingly the Mediterranean diet has long been one of the healthiest diets known to man and while also being one of the tastiest! But it’s not just a fad diet or even a way of eating … it’s really a way of life & at NextGen Wellness, we are all about helping people create healthier ways of living.
For thousands of years, people living along the Mediterranean coast have indulged in a high-fibre diet of fruits and vegetables, including quality fats and proteins and even the occasional glass of locally made wine to complete a meal.
This diet has achieved a reputation for disease prevention and even “enjoyable” weight management. Research into the Mediterranean diet has shown it may reduce our risk of developing conditions like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and raised cholesterol, which are all risk factors for heart disease. Researchers have also found that people who closely follow a Mediterranean diet may live a longer life.
So with all that what foods can you eat in the Mediterranean Diet?
The Mediterranean diet foods include:
- fresh fruits and vegetables (especially leafy greens like spinach and kale and non-starchy veggies like eggplant, cauliflower, artichokes, tomatoes, and fennel)
- olive oil
- avocado (my favourite!)
- nuts and seeds (like almonds and sesame seeds used to make tahini)
- legumes and beans (especially lentils and chickpeas used to make hummus)
- herbs and spices (like oregano, rosemary, and parsley)
- whole grains
- eating wild-caught fish and seafood at least twice a week
- High-quality pasture-raised poultry, eggs, cheese, goat milk, and probiotic-rich kefir or Greek yoghurt consumed in moderation
- grass fed red meat consumed up to about once weekly
- plenty of fresh filtered water and some coffee or tea
- and yes as mentioned above the occasional glass of red wine (a favourite part for many)
To sum it all up
Over 50 years of extensive studies suggest that the Mediterranean diet is directly correlated with good health. The Mediterranean is the only region in the world containing two blue zones—areas of the world where people live measurably longer lives.
Research confirms that those on the Mediterranean diet lost 52% more weight than the standard low-fat diet while also benefiting from a 30% less chance of age-related weight gain.
With the food list above it would have to be one of the tastiest weight management programs I have ever seen.
While the Mediterranean diet is effective on its own, we are turbocharging the results people are getting with our new program. Check it out here
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