All Recipes or Posts by Bill Bradley, R.D.
Summer is here and it is the best time to be eating Mediterranean. Why? In the summer time, fruits and vegetables are tastier than ever, people (even in the States) are slowing down, and families are reconnecting and sharing meals together. These are all staples of the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle. We have put together a collection of dinner recipes that you and your loved ones can enjoy for hours, not minding the clock but enriching yourselves in the present with healthy food that tastes amazing. We’ve include both main and side dishes, dinner recipes for both the grill or oven, vegetarian options – a whole assortment for you to choose from.
The Mediterranean Diet has been shown to increase the good bacteria in the microbiome which leads to decreased frailty in older adults plus better cognitive function. Specific Mediterranean recipes are included that will benefit your gut microbiome and make your whole body feel great.
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?
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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."