Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet follows the cuisine of countries on the Mediterranean Sea and is associated with reduced risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

The diet consists of a balanced eating plan that includes daily servings of whole grains, olive oil, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, herbs and spices whereas animal proteins are consumed in smaller quantities with more emphasis on seafood.

In the Mediterranean Diet, healthy fats are emphasized, and it is recommended to replace vegetable oils, butters and margarines with olive oil as the primary source of added fat.

Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil is rich in healthy monounsaturated fats. It lowers inflammation, protects “bad” LDL cholesterol from oxidation and improves the lining of your blood vessels, making it a great source of added fats to the Mediterranean Diet.

For your next Mediterranean meal, add a drizzle of Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil to your salad, use it to sauté your vegetables and to top your salmon steak right before putting it in the oven for a heart-healthy delicious meal. For more inspirations, check out this Mediterranean Diet meal plan that covers 1 week of meals.

Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

Sources:

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-proven-benefits-of-olive-oil#TOC_TITLE_HDR_6

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/healthy-weight/diet-reviews/mediterranean-diet/

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