Before talking about this topici t would be better to define health first. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
The mediterranean diet help sto improve the health and well-being of every human being and also makes one live longer. Recently it has been discovered that countries that border the mediterranean sea exhibit loe rates of heart disease compared to Americano and others. This diet consists mostly in grains, fruits, beans and vegetables. This style of eating also includes little meat and plenty amount of olive oil (is better to take in insaturated fat than the saturated one because this may cause heart attack, ictus, and even increase the cholesterol levels). One item commonly found in the mediterranean dishes is garlic and it is used while cooking because it may help prevent blood clots, lower the cholesterol level and protect against having cancer.
This diet also includes moderate amount of wine (especially red is reccomended because it keeps the heart healthy).
You don’t have to buy special food to be successful on this diet but you just have to follow the diet list which includes lean meat, poultry, seafood, low fat cheese, eggs, egg subsitutes and a wide variety of vegetables. You have to take alcohol in small quantities though its better to keep off from them, the diet also reccomends high intake of antioxidants and of corse regular exercise is believed to be such an important part of the pyramid.
Italian food is definitely placed into the “ mediterranean dietary group”.
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