Mediterranean Food Guide

 

Move over Canada’s food guide, The Mediterranean diet is right on your heels and  is back in the news with a vengeance. This ancient diet and lifestyle comes from those living near the Mediterranean Sea.

The latest New England Journal of Medicine study showed results of those eating a diet rich in extra virgin olive oil or nuts along with fruits, veggies, fish, wine and only small amounts of red meat and dairy products.  Fresh versus processed foods, and no deep frying.  Only roasting, grilling and sautéing.

The Mediterranean diet cut the chances of heart and stroke disease by 30% especially those at risk due to smoking, obesity, diabetes type 2, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The results were much greater than other diets such as low fat or low carb.