the Nature of the
MEDITERRANEAN DIET & LIFESTYLE

In the Mediterranean, “diet” is not about restriction. Thanks to the whole grains, fresh fruits, and leafy greens that grow in abundance in the region, this ancient approach promotes balanced indulgence in the natural, nutrient-rich foods your body craves:

DAILY consumption of high quantities of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains flavored with extra virgin olive oil and herbs, paired with physical activity & wine in moderation.

WEEKLY enjoyment of yogurt and cheese in moderate amounts, as well as seafood, eggs, and/or sweets.

MONTHLY indulgence in red meat.

BUT THEY DIDN’T STOP AT FOOD

Consuming more foods that metabolize quickly, supported the naturally active Mediterranean lifestyle of leisurely laps, endless walks, and sun-dappled outdoor activities set amidst the region’s Aegean blue waters, rich terrain, and verdant groves.

By combining the Mediterranean diet with consistent physical activity—think taking the stairs instead of the escalator, walking versus sitting back for the ride—the Diet is a healthy option for your modern lifestyle and overall wellbeing.

Once upon a time, nature was the foundation of good health. It still is.

NEWS FEATURE

The Proof
is in the DNA


Mediterranean diet is now associated with longer telomeres (a genetic material that helps protect our DNA), which are linked to longevity, and overall good health. Full story HERE

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Pass the Olive Oil!

Can adding more olive oil to your diet lower your risk of artery disease? Absolutely!

Recent study shows that incorporating a healthy dose of olive oil into your favorite veggies and meals could cut your risk of artery disease by 64%. Did we mention that you could ease into your new diet with a glass of red wine every night?

Read the story HERE

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The Gift That
Keeps on Giving

Grapes give you wine and olives give you olive oil. Put the two together and you give nearly 7,500 Spanish residents the gift of good health. A recent study praises the Mediterranean diet for its benefits of really good food, and most importantly, its practicality to an everyday lifestyle.

Participants of the five-year diet made approachable changes to their lifestyle and the effects were so overwhelming clear that the study was cut early. That’s right—early!

Read the story HERE

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Fuel For The Heart
(Go Nuts)


Not all fats are created equal.

Senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen reports that healthy (monounsaturated) fats found in the Mediterranean diet can lower your risk for heart disease and stroke. As it turns out, foods like walnuts, olive oil, and black olives are just a few healthier options that are much better for you, and for your heart.

Read the story HERE

 

THE NATURE OF THE
MEDITERRANEAN DIET & LIFESTYLE

In the Mediterranean, “diet” is not about restriction.

Rather, the ancient approach promotes balanced indulgence in the nutrient-rich foods that abound
in the region.


Read more about the Mediterranean Diet HERE

CONTRIBUTOR TIPS

the Mediterranean
Diet Pyramid

Mediterra Nutrition Bars are based off of the balanced ingredients of the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid. It’s easy to incorporate and follow.

Learn about our products here HERE