The Mediterranean diet
So you're now working out daily in VR, awesome, and we've covered energy foods in a previous blogs (link below), but what's the best diet for potentially keeping you healthier and living a longer life?
Can you eat yourself fit?
So you're now working out daily in VR, awesome, we've covered energy foods in a previous blog (link below), but what's the best diet for potentially keeping you healthier and living a longer life?
Enter, the Mediterranean diet.
It's one of the best ways of eating that you can follow, and for a number of reasons. The Mediterranean diet emphasises on whole grains, vegetables, fruits and healthy fats like olive oil. Studies show that people who follow this type of diet live longer than those who do not. If your goal is to be healthy and live long, then the Mediterranean Diet might be right for you!
Here are some of the key benefits of following a Mediterranean diet:
You'll lose weight and maintain a healthy weight:
The Mediterranean diet is a great way to lose weight and keep it off. This diet is high in fibre, which keeps you feeling full longer and low in saturated fat, which helps you burn calories. Remember, if you consume more calories than you burn, then you'll gain weight, its a fine balance so choose whats right for you.
You'll lower your risk for heart disease:
One of the biggest benefits of the Mediterranean diet is that it can help reduce your risk for heart disease. Th Med diet is high in antioxidants, which help protect your cells from damage, and low in unhealthy fats that can clog your arteries. By focusing your eating habits to more fruits, veggies, whole grains and poultry over red meat you'll be able to reduce saturated fat intake while increasing fibre intake. Developing cardiovascular diseases can be prevented in part through these changes because they make blood cholesterol levels healthier overall by reducing LDL.
You'll have more energy:
When you eat nutritious foods like those found in the Mediterranean diet, you naturally eat more healthy fats through olive oil.
You'll potentially reduce your risk for cancer:
People who eat Mediterranean diets tend to have a lower risk of certain cancers like breast, uterine and colorectal cancers because these foods are high in antioxidants and low in unhealthy fats.
Healthy and uncomplicated
The Mediterranean diet is healthy in all the ways we need it to be! It's simple, easy to stick with long term, helps people live better lives overall, and it tastes soo good.
The old sayings of "eat the rainbow" and "bring the sunshine onto your plate and feel great", well, they're old sayings for a reason, they work! Give it a week, and you'll feel much better!
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