The Mediterranean Diet - What's the Story?

Studies have shown that the people of the Mediterranean region are some of the healthiest; their diets are high in vegetables, fruits, grains, beans, and fish.

This style of eating has come to be known as "The Mediterranean diet" although technically we should think of it as an eating pattern or way of life instead of short-term changes in the way you eat, which is a diet.

The Mediterranean diet is very well-known for its protective effects against heart disease, stroke, and some cancers. In addition, it has also been linked to a reduced risk for Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and depression.  

The Diabetes Connection

Recently, a large study was published that suggested the Mediterranean diet could be a good alternative to a low-fat diet for reducing one's risk for diabetes. So, if you have prediabetes, this may be a good option for you.

Weight loss is an important part of diabetes care for many people since it can help lower blood glucose levels, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. Research suggests that the Mediterranean diet can also help with weight loss and weight management.

As you can see, there are many potential benefits of following a Mediterranean eating plan.

Interested in learning the basics of this diet? Read on to find out!

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