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21 Mediterranean Diet Weight Loss Recipes

21 Mediterranean Diet Weight Loss Recipes

Mediterranean Diet for Weight Loss? Yes! I lost 45 pounds eating a high fat, super delicious Mediterranean Diet. Here are 21 recipes that will help you lose weight and keep it off.

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7 Processed Foods You Should be eating

7 Processed Foods You Should Be Eating

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.

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microbiome diet

Mediterranean Diet Positively Alters the Gut Microbiome (Study with Recipes)

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.

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21 Low Carb Mediterranean Diet Recipes

21 Low Carb Mediterranean Diet Recipes

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.

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21 Gluten Free Mediterranean Diet Recipes

21 Gluten Free Mediterranean Diet Recipes

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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Olive Oil and Heart Disease - Butter Substitute

Olive Oil Could Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease By Nearly 20% – Plus Seven Recipes That Use Olive Oil Instead of Butter

In recent years, Americans have begun incorporating more olive oil as a butter substitute in their diets and the heart healthy effects are beginning to show. A new study shows that men and women from the U.S. who consumed higher amounts of olive oil benefitted from lower instances of heart disease. By incorporating more olive oil into our diets we have the potential to protect our hearts. 

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Ramp up your Spring Liver Cleanse

Ramp up your Spring Liver Cleanse

With studies showing that viruses can damage the liver,right now it’s imperative that we take action to support this vital organ with our food and lifestyle choices. We should all be working to reduce inflammation in our bodies and eliminate the toxins that naturally build up during the winter, when we are eating heavier foods and being a bit more sedentary. Luckily, the way to do this is growing up all around us!

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Freezing Vegetables Mediterranean Style

7 Mediterranean Recipes you can Freeze

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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How to Boost Your Immune System with the Mediterranean

How to Boost Your Immune System with these 7 Mediterranean Recipes

How to boost your immune system has been on everyone’s mind lately.  Studies have shown that eating the Mediterranean Diet is one of the best ways of eating for your immune system..  The amount of vegetables, fruit, olive oil, nuts, beans and fatty fish eaten in the Mediterranean paired with very low quantities of processed foods and sugar equals an immunity powerhouse that can’t be beat.  Honestly, almost any recipe on Mediteterranean Living will be good for your immune system, but the recipes below are packed with some of the most powerful immune boosting foods out there.

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How to Survive A Quarantine, Mediterranean Style

How to Survive A Quarantine, Mediterranean Style

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.

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