The Mediterranean diet is more than just food, it’s a lifestyle. That’s probably why it gets such rave reviews from the medical community and scientific research.
1. Adopt Greens
Not a day should go by without greens and other vegetables.
2. Say Yes to Fish and Legumes
Fish and legumes like beans and lentils should be your primary protein source.
3. Take to Fruits, Especially Figs
Not a day should by without figs and other fruits.
4. Love Plant Foods, Especially Flaxseeds
Not a day should go by without walnuts and flaxseeds.
5. Daily Grains
Not a day should go by without whole grains and cereals.
6. Say No to Meat
Strictly limit beef, lamb, and pork.
7. Enjoy Wine in Moderation
Moderate alcohol consumption is recommended, especially in the form of red wine at dinner.
8. Enjoy the Right Fats, Especially Olive Oil
No more butter and cream- olive oil should be your fat of choice.
Bonus: Dark chocolate once in awhile!