What is Mediterranean Food?
The Mediterranean diet is very popular and for a good reason. Mediterranean food has several health benefits, but how do you get started? This list is your guide to common Mediterranean foods.
Fruits and Vegetables
Choose any of the following fruits and vegetables. Where available select fresh / seasonal fruits.
Tomatoes, Olives (black/green), carrot, broccoli, sweet potato, cucumber, green peppers, lettuce
Apples, bananas, orange, pomegranate, grapes, peach, watermelon, cherries, plum, dates, grapefruit, pears, mandarin, strawberries
When following a low carb diet you should limit the consume of the higher carb fruits and veggies and focus on the low carb veggies.
The legumes you can include in your Mediterranean diet are:
Beans, black-eyed peas, lentils, green peas, spinach
If you want to follow a low carb Mediterranean diet you will have to ditch the legumes, or at list consume them in very low portions.
Fishes to use in Mediterranean diet are:
Sea bass, Branzino,, herring, mackerel, Anchovies, sardines, trout, halibut, swordfish, lobster, shrimp, mussels,
Herbs and Spices
Herbs and Spices list include:
Anise, basil, bay, capers, cardamon, cinnamon, chevril, garlic, onion, oregano, parsley, pepper, rosemary, dill, thyme and more.
Dairy Products to use in the Mediterranean diet are:
Goat made produce, White cheese, halloumi cheese, Feta cheese, low-fat yogurt, Greek yogurt, parmesan cheese, low-fat milk.
Poultry and Meat
An important element of the Mediterranean diet is Poultry and meat which may include:
beef, pork, lamb, veal, ham, chicken, turkey, eggs, wild rabbit, ostrich, goat
Health news tips focus on healthier and low carb versions of Mediterranean recipes if you want to really enjoy the benefits of an healthy diet.
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