Keys to Success: Following the Mediterranean Diet
From Sound Dietitians, a partner of the Verdant Health Commission. View the complete blog post and recipes from Sound Dietitians at www.sounddietitians.com/blog/keys-to-success-following-the-mediterranean-diet.
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Are you trying your best to eat healthy, but may not know exactly where to start? Have you recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure and cholesterol, but want to get off the medications? The Mediterranean Diet may be for you!
This is a plant-based diet that has been proven to create a healthy lifestyle, and decrease heart attack or stroke by 30%. This diet values culture, plant-based foods, and encourages physical activity. A great combo for success when wanting to change your diet!
What is the Mediterranean Diet?
The Mediterranean diet has been recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and World Health Organization to promote heart-healthy eating since the 1960’s. This is a way of eating based on the cuisine of countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. It focuses on intake of whole grains, legumes, fruit and vegetables, and fatty fish over red meats and cheeses. As a result, it has been recognized as a method to decrease blood pressure and promote heart-health.