Although the Mediterranean Diet may seem to be just another “fad diet”, Mediterranean foods actually have real, long-term health benefits. Mediterranean foods create life-long habits of healthy eating and balance nutritional value and delicious flavors. Here at the Mediterranean Snack Food company, we live out that balance by creating snacks that are both tasty and exceptionally healthy.
Researchers have found that individuals who eat a traditional Mediterranean diet reduce their risk for heart disease. In fact, these individuals were found to have “a reduced risk of overall and cardiovascular mortality, a reduced incidence of cancer and cancer mortality, and a reduced incidence of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases,” according to MayoClinic.
Curious about trying Mediterranean foods for yourself? These simple tips will help you choose the wholesome, delicious foods that the people of the Mediterranean have enjoyed for thousands of years.
Eat primarily plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts
Replace butter with healthy fats such as olive oil and canola oil
Use herbs and spices instead of salt to flavor foods
Eat red meat no more than a few times a month
Eat fish and poultry at least twice a week
Drink grape juice or red wine in moderation
While the Mediterranean diet focuses primarily on food choices, it also makes lifestyle recommendations, such as getting plenty of exercise and sharing meals with family and friends.
The point of the Mediterranean diet is balance. Healthy, balanced eating is one of the best ways to prevent chronic illness and enjoy a lifetime of wellness. With the growing popularity of Mediterranean foods such as hummus, Greek yogurt, olive oil, and our own Mediterranean Snacks™ Baked Lentil Chips, it’s never been easy to find healthy and delicious foods. So try some savory and satisfying Mediterranean food today and take a step toward lifelong health!