One of the keys to naturally looking younger as we grow older is to follow the lead of people who have made live-longer nutrition a part of their daily health regimen. It's no secret that a healthy diet is a key component to looking and feeling younger and we can learn a great deal from people who live along the Mediterranean Sea, in countries like Greece.
Why should you eat like the Greeks? Because over the years, countless studies have proven that specific foods in the Mediterranean diet are linked to longer life, reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as reduction in the risk of being overweight or obese. If that’s not a good enough reason for you— then I don’t know what is!
Eating like the Greeks is not as hard as it appears to be. There’s no reason to even mention the word diet, just consider this style of eating your new healthy eating habit. Make it part of your daily regimen. You’ll find the foods flavorful and satisfying, and quite frankly, easy. The foods most commonly associated with the Mediterranean diet are items like:
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7. Olive oil
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10. Herbs and spices
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11. Grape leaves
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12. Red wine.
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All of these foods have one thing in common and that is that they are nutrient-dense—meaning they are full of the vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and antioxidants our body benefits from.
To build your Mediterranean menu, you’ll want to focus your meals around green veggies, fruits, beans, legumes and whole grains. These are the foods that will provide you with energy throughout the day.
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They’re also loaded with vitamins and minerals that will keep your immune system healthy, your GI tract moving along, and your metabolism burning. A good rule of thumb is to base at least half of your meal around these items. Then add some lean protein.
Good sources of protein and ones most commonly found in the Mediterranean menu are fish and shellfish, eggs, lean beef, chicken and turkey breast, cottage cheese, protein powder, and even beans, lentils and tofu. It’s essential that you eat enough protein, because without protein, your body is unable to repair itself and stay young.
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