Mediterranean Diet Plan
- February 19, 2021
What is the Mediterranean Diet?
The Mediterranean diet is long agreed to be one of the healthiest diets in the world. It incorporates plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables as well as nuts, seeds and wholegrains. It is less about avoiding foods and more about the nutritional quality of the foods you eat – with regular fish consumption, smaller amounts of meat and an emphasis on healthier fats.
Although fat is not restricted, the Mediterranean diet tends to be lower in saturated fat than standard diets. That fact, along with regular oily fish consumption, means it can be beneficial for heart health. And did we mention moderate amounts of red wine are allowed. Restriction really doesn’t play a role in this diet, it’s much more about moderation.
To inspire you with this healthier way of eating, we’ve pulled together some ideas of foods you could try with a week long meal plan. Colourful, vibrant dishes are order of the day. Enjoy!
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If you need a little extra, why not fill your plate up these nutritious suggestions
With no food out of bounds, dessert is still on the menu! It’s all about a little of what you fancy, so keep portions small or why not try a fresh fruit salad or one of these fruit based desserts
Enjoy fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds and other tasty snacks but remember to keep your portion sizes on track. For information on recommended portion sizes, check out our guide to healthy portion sizes >