All Recipes or Posts by Bill Bradley, R.D.
More and more studies are showing the benefits of eating higher fat, especially in the form of extra virgin olive oil. Even more recently, low carb, high fat diets have been shown to be beneficial for weight loss, heart disease, type 2 diabetes as well as reduction of blood pressure and triglycerides. For most people, switching to a regular Mediterranean Diet will help with all of these issues, but for some it may be recommended to also decrease the amount of carbohydrates eaten. Let’s look at what a modified low carb Mediterranean Diet would look like.
The Mediterranean Diet isn’t just pasta and bread. There is so much amazing food in the Mediterranean that is naturally gluten free. Did you know, for example, that many versions of traditional Italian eggplant parmesan have no bread crumbs in it? And did you know that falafel, one of the most enjoyed foods in the Middle East, is usually gluten free?
Ultra processed foods are highly manipulated foods that have gone through many processing steps and have had sugars and/or fats plus artificial flavors and preservatives added. They are the lowest common denominator of processed foods and unfortunately, they are also some of the most popular foods: soda, chips, white bread, candy, sweetened breakfast cereals and most foods with a long ingredient list.
Have you ever had the experience of freezing vegetables that, when thawed, resembled and tasted like pond scum? Want to learn an easy way to freeze vegetables so that they come out delicious and ready to eat?
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"The scientifically acclaimed “Mediterranean Diet” is presented at its best here, with the liberal use of olive oil and plenty of vegetable and fish dishes in addition to mezedes (appetizers), meat dishes, desserts, and pretty much every Cretan dish you can think of."