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What’s a Mediterranean Diet?

Posted by peggysue on January 3, 2011 in Food |

Dr. Adam Sundberg of Duluth Chiropractic Clinic often talks about this topic. There are some core principles to this type of a diet.

Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, oilve oil, legumes, nuts, poultry, fish, and limit your red meat and full fat dairy. There should be a mild consumption of alcohol.

As far as fruits and vegetables fresh is always better and eat a colorful variety with every meal. Dont’t forget salads for lunch. Remember 2/3 of your plate should be veggies, especially with supper meal.

Whole grains are important for breakfast. Limit white potatoes as well as other white products. Be sure to eat a lot of whole grain pastas and breads.

Cook with olive oil as it is good for you.

Eat plent of legumes, nuts and seeds like our ancestors.

Don’t eat a lot of saturated fats and don’t cook with vegetable oils.

Be sure to eat one or more sources of omega 3 fatty acids.

Eat healthy, eat Mediterranean!

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