Mediterranean Diet Recipes

Mediterranean Diet Recipes for a Long, Disease-Free Life

If a dinner of fresh caught wild fish with seasonal roasted veggies and a glass of red wine sounds good, then the Mediterranean diet might be for you.

And while the Mediterranean diet is chock-full of delicious foods, the benefits of this diet don’t end with great taste.

Health Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet

In fact, people who follow a Mediterranean-style diet enjoy low rates of chronic disease and one of the highest life expectancies on the planet. In fact, research shows that people eating a Mediterranean diet enjoy:

  • 14% longer lives
  • Lower blood pressure
  • 25% less heart disease
  • 73% fewer heart attacks
  • 83% lower risk for diabetes
  • Better body mass
  • 25% less cancer
  • Stronger bones

What Are Mediterranean Diet Recipes?

While the Mediterranean region is made up of many countries with differing cuisines, the Mediterranean diet pattern shares these characteristics:

  •     Emphasis on plant foods
  •     Local, seasonal eating
  •     Reliance on monounsaturated fat-rich olive oil as the primary fat source
  •     Low milk consumption, with yogurt and cheese being preferred
  •     Fish and poultry are the primary animal proteins, being wild-caught and free roaming, respectively
  •     Eggs are enjoyed frequently – up to 4 per week
  •     Sweets are typically fruit, enjoyed a few times per week
  •     Red meat eaten a few times per month
  •     Wine is enjoyed in moderation with meals

The Mediterranean Diet: One of The Healthiest Diets On Earth

It’s important to remember that in addition to their great diet, Mediterranean cultures also:

  • Enjoy meals with friends and family
  • Spend significant time outdoors soaking up the Mediterranean sunshine
  • Engage in regular physical activity

So be sure to include these healthy habits into your lifestyle too!

Arugula Chicken Salad with Olives & Pecans

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Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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Simple Greek Salad

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Pan Roasted Wild Salmon with Olives (Dairy Free)

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Sardine Salad Nicoise

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Lamb Burgers with Herbs

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Greek-Style Chicken Breasts

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Chicken Braised in Red Wine with Mushrooms

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Poached Salmon Spinach Salad

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Simple Minestrone (Gluten Free)

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