What Is The Mediterranean Diet? Does It help?

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Why are there so many diet plans in the market? Well, the sole objective of following a diet is to lose weight or maintain healthy weight and also to prevent diseases. If your diet doesn't serve such purposes, maybe you need to change it.

One such diet that claims to promote heath and help you lose weight is the Mediterranean diet. Is it complicated? No, very simple. It involves eating vegetables, fruits, legumes, olive oil and whole grains. Is it tough? No, right?

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You can occasionally enjoy a glass of red wine too (but in moderation). Stay away from red meat and get some lean protein from poultry and sea food.

This diet is said to help in losing weight, maintaining healthy blood sugar levels and reducing the risk of heart attack, depression, Alzheimer's and even stroke. Read on to know more about this diet.


Tip #1

This diet involves getting most of your nutrients from plant based foods like fruits and vegetables.


Tip #2

Refined grains are bad and whole grains are good for health. So, start using brown rice and whole wheat.

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Tip #3

Don't miss legumes. Lentils, beans and peas offer protein.


Tip #4

Don't snack on popcorn and chips. Your snacks should be walnuts, cashews and almonds. Nuts are very important for your body.

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Tip #5

Bid goodbye to all other types of oil and butter. Use olive oil.


Tip #6

Limit your consumption of red meat. Say no to all sources of saturated fat.

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Tip #7

Get your protein from poultry and fish. Eat those foods two times in a week.


Tip #8

Quitting all kinds of sugar intake is very important.

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Tip #9

Apart from sugar, also reduce your salt intake. Too much of sodium isn't healthy.


Tip #10

Drink grape juice at least twice or thrice a week to get enough of antioxidants.

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Story first published: Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 11:13 [IST]
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