The Mediterranean Diet
1. Benefits of Eating Mediterranean
a. Lower your risk of heart diseases such as stroke or heart attack.
b. Food choices in this style of eating may also prevent types of cancer, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s.
c. This style of eating can also aid in weight loss, when combined with exercise.
2. Foods within the Mediterranean diet
a. Avocados - Very nutritious, containing multiple vitamins and minerals. High in heart healthy fat specifically, monounsaturated fatty acids. . Monounsaturated fatty acids are the major component to olive oil, which is used in Mediterranean cooking
b. Other great foods within the Mediterranean diet include: fruit, nuts, fish, vegetables, seeds and grains
You can learn more about the Mediterranean diet by visiting www.thelittleclinic.com/dietitians