The Mediterranean Diet

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What is the “Mediterranean diet”?

Often we hear from doctors that diet – it is violence against the body and a harm caused by diet, weight loss is much greater than the effect achieved. And just when it comes to the Mediterranean diet, doctors unanimously advocate “for”! Actually, this method of nutrition and diet can not be named, is the whole power system, in which weight loss is achieved not by limiting or refusing to eat, but with the help of proper preparation and consumption.

Fundamental Principles of the Mediterranean diet

Even the most effective diets are recommended only when your body does not suffer from exacerbation of chronic diseases or viruses.

Constitute the main diet of non-starchy vegetables. 

Minimizing the use of beets and carrots, as well as completely eliminating from the diet potatoes, every day should eat no less than a pound of vegetables. Rich in vitamins and fiber, cabbage (cauliflower, cabbage, Beijing, broccoli), zucchini, eggplant, leeks, peppers, garlic, spinach, avocado, and others, perfectly satisfy hunger, and heals the human body. Vegetables prefer to consume raw or steamed – so they will remain maximum of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Make sure every day to have a black and green olives – they contain vitamins A, E, C, contain helpful vegetable fats needed to preserve the elasticity of blood vessels.

Mediterranean diet is a diet that involves the following: complex carbohydrates, which are contained in cereals, durum pasta, whole wheat bread, savory baked goods, you need to eat in the morning, and vegetable protein foods, and – in the second. Thus, during the day received carbohydrate calories have time to turn into energy, and a light supper of vegetable protein and eliminates the possibility of famine “failures” when mad with hunger the body is ready to sweep away all the stocks the refrigerator.

According to the diet, all food should be subjected to minimal heat treatment, and prepare for one time only. Fish and meat is not fried in batter in a large quantity of fat, and boil until flavorless state. Dishes are prepared steamed, grilled, or baked in the oven.

Every evening for dinner should drink a glass of dry red wine. The wine displays the body of radionuclides, has a rejuvenating effect on blood vessels, speeds up metabolism.

At least three times a day should consume fruits. Sweet peaches, persimmons, grapes prefer to eat in the morning, but apples, berries, pears, plums can eat for dinner.

During the diet you should refuse to preservatives, synthetic carbonated soft drinks and sweets, to reduce the consumption of refined foods: white rice, white sugar, whole cottage cheese, cream, milk.

What can do Mediterranean diet?

The Mediterranean diet is able to cleanse the body of toxins, a third reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, leads to a slow but irrevocable loss of weight, is an effective prevention of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, diabetes, asthma, allergies. Mediterranean way of feeding is recommended to stick gynecologists couples who want to conceive a child.

Contraindications

This unique diet has virtually no age restrictions and contraindications. One has only to note that an excess of protein, fiber, and consumption of red wine can cause adverse reactions in people with chronic diseases. Therefore, those who suffer from diseases of the liver, kidney, stomach and intestines, weight loss is best done with Mediterranean cuisine under the supervision of a physician.

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The Mediterranean Diet

Interesting Facts

Changing the culture of food and taste preferences, has caused among the adult population in these countries, a sharp rise in people suffering from obesity, diabetes , diseases of the heart. Alarmed by the fact that leaders of Spain, headed by Prime Minister Jose Luis Sapaterro even had to ask for help from UNESCO. In a formal address by the Minister insisted that influential organization recognized Mediterranean power system belongs to all humanity. In support of the initiative of Spanish Prime Minister made the association gourmet Italian, and Portuguese Prime Minister.

With the help of the Mediterranean diet retain their perfect shape Penelope Cruz, Holly Berry, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Lopez, Natalie Portman, Rachel Wells, and Jennifer Aniston.