Eating Italian doesn’t have to mean giving up on your diet goals. Actually, traditional Italian food has all of the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet because that’s exactly what it is! Here are 14 of our favorite healthy Italian recipes by our Italian recipe developer, Giorgia Fontana.
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What sets Ikarians apart, even from other nonagenarians around the world, is that they live well – with little cancer, cardiovascular disease, dementia, or other age-related ailments – drinking wine, enjoying sex, walking, gardening, and socializing, in other words, being very much alive, in their veritable, modern-day Shangri-La. Since 2008, a battery of scientists, journalists, demographers, and others has been trying to figure out the secrets to this seeming paradise. Food, lifestyle, and such a deep-rooted disregard for living by the clock that there is really no stress have all, somehow, played a role in giving Ikarians good, long lives.
Fat is one of the most misunderstood components of a healthy diet. The belief that fat is fattening and increases our risk of heart disease has long been ingrained. It makes sense doesn’t it? Something that fills us up and makes food taste better must have its consequences. Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s possible to eat a high fat diet, lose weight and protect against heart disease at the same time. In fact, some of the healthiest people in the world eat high fat diets.
If you take a look at a Mediterranean Diet food list, you’ll see many of options that are considered “superfoods”. A food is typically given superfood status when it contains lots of nutrients and reduces the likelihood of disease. Common examples include salmon, blueberries and avocado. Here are 7 of our favorite Mediterranean Diet superfood recipes!
Soups and stews from the Mediterranean are flavored with a variety of herbs and spices that produce amazing aromas when they are being cooked. The soups included here are traditional recipes from Spain, Morocco, Greece and Italy. Most of them are incredibly simple and inexpensive to make. As always, we found that each of these winter soups is super scrumptious. Stay warm and enjoy!
The Mediterranean Diet has been rated the best diet in the world for the fourth year in a row by health and nutrition experts from U.S. News and World Report. So why is the diet so highly favored? Here are seven reasons why the Mediterranean Diet is the best diet
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.
What is the John Goodman weight loss secret? After years of struggling on his weight loss journey, Goodman found a diet that worked – the 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.
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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"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."