Welcome to Mediterranean Recipes 101!
The Mediterranean recipes (food/diet) are a nutritional recommendation from Mediterranean Sea countries. The principal ingredients are virgin olive oil, nuts, seeds, whole grains, herbs, spices, legumes, fruits, leafy green vegetables, fish. Mediterranean people also consume a moderate amount of cheese and yogurt products, and low consumption of meat products. A recently published article in Annals of Internal Medicine reveals the benefits of the Mediterranean recipes to treat some of the chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart associated disease, and cancer. According to this study, heart illness and diabetes are among the leading causes of death in the US and other countries. Despite advances in diagnosis and treatment, global deaths due to cardiovascular disease and the prevalence of diabetes increased by more than 40% from 1990 to 2013 according to the study published recently in The Lancet. Typical Western diets, which are high in saturated fats, sugar, and reﬁned grains, are causally associated with the development of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some types of cancer, including breast and colorectal cancer according to twenty years review article that published in JAMA.
The Mediterranean Diet is not one, single diet. After all, the Greeks eat differently from the Spanish. And the Italians from the French. But those who live in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea share a general way of eating that’s rich in fruits and vegetables, whole-grains, fish, and olive oil that, research shows, are the healthiest for your heart.
This blog is for those who would like to live a healthy style of life, with these Mediterranean food recipes that are full of love and nutrients.