What is the Mediterranean diet?

The concept of a Mediterranean diet was originally developed in the early 1960s to reflect “food patterns” typical of Crete, much of the rest of Greece, and southern Italy.

It is certainly not a weight-loss regime such as the Dukan or Atkins diets. Actually it is not a diet at all. It’s a healthy eating traditional lifestyle that according to UNESCO (2013) should be preserved and promoted to the next generations.

Mediterranean Diet

Go Mediterranean means:

  • Sit altogether around the table, enjoy your meal and COMMUNICATE!

  • Get some exercise.

  • Drink wine in moderation (optional).

  • Drink plenty of water. No need for sodas.

  • Pass on the butter and Go Olive.

  • Use natural herbs and spices to flavor your food and minimize the salt.

  • Limit red meat to no more than a few times a month.

  • Chose low fat dairy.

  • Eat fish and poultry at least twice a week.

  • Pick seeds, legumes and nuts.

  • Switch to whole grains.

  • Pile on fruits and vegetables.