Healthy Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: 50+ Portioned Recipes for Healthy Eating (Paperback)
If you're looking for a diet that will keep your body lean and healthy, and your taste buds happy, the Mediterranean Diet is worth considering. The Mediterranean Diet is rich in plant-based proteins, heart-healthy fats, antioxidants and fiber. In contrast with many popular diets out there today which restrict certain food groups or emphasize processed foods as their main source of protein, the Mediterranean Diet is all about enjoying what nature has to offer, both inside and outside the kitchen. The diet's emphasis on seasonal produce also means that you'll get vital nutrients at their peak ripeness when they're most easily absorbed by our bodies - promoting weight loss and increased energy levels. Finally, the diet also includes beans, seeds and nuts, as well as healthy oils like olive oil, which provides a huge amount of omega-3 fatty acids - a type of 'healthy fat' found in certain foods that's been linked to a whole range of health benefits. This book covers - Breakfast recipes - Appetizers and snacks - Main dish - Vegetables and side dishes - Soup and stew recipes And much more The Mediterranean Diet can be tracked back to the traditional diets of people living in Greece and Southern Italy, where they consume plenty of fish and fresh produce. It has also been described as a ?blueprint for well-being? by the WHO (World Health Organization) because it is low in saturated fats ? something which is common with many modern diets today but highly detrimental to our overall health. When we consume these foods, they're broken down into their essential vitamins and minerals by the body - creating an easily absorbed source of fuel. In contrast, processed foods don't contain much fiber or protein; they've lost much of their nutritional value through processing. The Mediterranean Diet is rich in plant-based proteins (like legumes, grains, nuts and seeds) as well as fish and seafood.