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.
Here are 7 of our favorite recipes from Spain! We’ve included some of the tastiest, most traditional dishes the country has to offer including Tortilla Española, Patatas Bravas and Garlic Soup. What I love about Spanish food is how simple the ingredients are. Just grab some staples like high quality extra virgin olive oil, ripe vegetables and fresh eggs and you have yourself a delicious meal.
Alzheimer’s disease affects our memory and ability to think, making it a threat to how we perceive reality. In the Mediterranean, Alzheimer’s is less prevalent, but is it because of the diet? A new study helps answer that question.
In 2020, English singer-songwriter Adele lost over 30 pounds by adopting a new diet and regular exercise. The Adele weight loss diet is also known as the Sirtfood Diet, which was created by two British trainers in 2016. Like many other new diets, the Sirtfood Diet draws from more established diets like the Mediterranean Diet.
These asparagus recipes offer up a variety of Mediterranean asparagus preparations. Whether its a main ingredient in a traditional Cretan soup or a tasty side dish, asparagus is a delicious addition to any springtime meal. We hope you enjoy these asparagus recipes and that they inspire you to eat more of this tasty veggie.
Rachael Ray, the celebrity chef, author and business woman, lost over 40 pounds. So… what’s the Rachael Ray weight loss secret? Here’s a hint. It’s plant-focused, easy to follow, and fueled by healthy fats. You guessed it – the Mediterranean Diet.
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.
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.
Some examples of detoxifying foods are: broccoli, asparagus, beets, berries, olive oil, oatmeal, nuts, legumes, ginger, turmeric and citrus fruit. These foods are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, which will provide your body the flow of nutrients it craves. Check out our 7 Mediterranean Diet Detox recipes!
The 10 Steps
- Step One – Learn about the Mediterranean Diet and it’s benefits.
- Step Two – Try It! Recipes, Restaurants, and Friends
- Step Three – Eat the Bulk of your diet from raw and cooked fruits and vegetables.
- Step Four – Popeye’s Rule – Eat at least one serving of Greens per day
- Step Five – Make the Switch to Olive Oil (and other healthy fats)
- Step Six – Change your Protein
- Step Seven – Eat small amounts of whole, unprocessed grains
- Step Eight – Make what you drink work for you
- Step Nine – Move!
- Step Ten – Practice the Mediterranean Guidelines no matter what kind of food you are eating.