Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Mediterranean Miracle

You’ve likely heard about it before, hundreds of thousands of people are raving about it, and now it’s proven to help eradicate disease. It’s the Mediterranean diet and if you’ve not yet tried it, you may be depriving your body of some dramatic healing benefits. Let’s take a look at some of the new research in support of this revolutionary program.

The Mediterranean Diet is designed around the principals of common sense healthy eating. Science has told us that regular consumption of fish, fruits, and vegetable is beneficial to overall health. We’ve also learned the consumption of too much red meat can cause a plethora of health problems from high blood pressure to arteriosclerosis. In response to these facts, the Mediterranean Diet is based on a high intake of fruits and vegetables (with every meal) and a regular intake of fish (Omega 3 is a major health contributor). And perhaps one of the most popular facets of the
Mediterranean Diet is the fact that carbohydrates are not the enemy. As long as dieters partake of whole grain unrefined products, carbs can be consumed on a regular basis.

Recent studies have indicated that the
Mediterranean Diet is as close to ideal eating as most of us will attain in this day and age. In a time of refined foods and instant gratification, eating on the Mediterranean plan can seem a bit time consuming. But, the benefits of this grass roots eating plan will far out way the few extra minutes you spend preparing food. In fact, individuals who follow the Mediterranean Diet strictly are medically proven to be at a much lower risk for a great number of common diseases; cancer, heart disease, and Parkinson’s disease, just to name a few.
Because the Mediterranean Diet is based on sound nutritional principals, and does not eliminate the intake of carbohydrates, dieters will find it an easy plan to follow. And in addition to the many health benefits and disease fighting components, the Mediterranean Diet also offers the added bonus of dramatic weight loss. When combined with regular exercise, eating according to the Mediterranean guidelines can help the body better process calories and will also help to burn excess fat stores.

So, what are you waiting for? Do your homework and consider giving the
Mediterranean lifestyle a chance to work wonders in your life. Not only will your body thank you, chances are your waistline will thank you too!

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