All posts tagged: Mediterranean diet

Prolonging the sunshine feeling with a Mediterranean diet

The holidays may be over and the days getting cooler but there is no reason why we can’t continue (or start!) eating some of the fabulous foods that are ubiquitous in Mediterranean countries. The “Mediterranean diet” is known to be one of the healthiest ways of eating and has been linked with lower rates of heart disease and diabetes and promotes longevity. It includes lots of fish, fresh vegetables and fruit, beans, nuts and olive oil. This diet may be hard to replicate exactly in the UK as it relies heavily on locally grown produce, but there are plenty of elements that can slot easily into your weekly meal planning. We tend to eat lots of fish when on holiday by the coast, including in this country. There is no reason why we shouldn’t continue to eat fish at home. It is packed full of healthy omega 3 fats, which are linked to heart health, good skin, joints, healthy brains and concentration. Healthy eating guidelines state that we should eat fish twice a week. Oily …