Mediterranean Living

Food Writing

7 Processed Foods You Should Be Eating

By |Food Writing, How to Eat Mediterranean, Living Mediterranean, Mediterranean Diet|

When we hear about processed foods we tend to think of junk food like donuts and other products that are high in calories and low in nutritional value. The tricky thing about processed foods is that food processing is a spectrum. Some foods that undergo processing are still some of the healthiest. Here are seven processed foods that you should be eating.

21 Low Carb Mediterranean Diet Recipes

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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.

7 Reasons to Stop Eating Ultra Processed Foods

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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.

How to Survive A Quarantine, Mediterranean Style

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I’ll admit to not always making the most perfect food and lifestyle choices every day before this crisis hit. But once the immensity of the situation started to sink in emotionally, combined with the fact that we were experiencing actual sickness, we knew there was no time to waste in implementing the absolute most radical self care we knew how to practice.  I’m happy to say that we have mostly recovered.

How the People from a Small Mediterranean Island Changed My Life

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Some two and a half years ago, I visited a small Greek island near the west coast of Turkey. From my apartment balcony, I could hear the bleat of goats on the hill below, and could see a brilliant blue sea in the foreground. My husband and two teenage children were many thousands of miles away in Melbourne, Australia. I was on the island of Ikaria, which has been dubbed ‘the island where people forget to die’. It is one of five Blue Zones destinations across the world where residents live long and healthy lives. I had just turned 47 and in that moment, I felt great in my body, in my mind, and in my spirit.