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Healthy Mediterranean Diet Plan and Lifestyle

Studies shows a healthy Mediterranean diet plan can help you lose weight and live longer. But many different countries border the Mediterranean Basin and the native cuisine is varied.

So what constitutes a healthy Mediterranean diet plan can be confusing.

Here's what the research shows. The traditional healthy Mediterranean diet, before the 1960's, in countries like Southern Italy and Greece, was much healthier than the typical modern diets today. Life expectancy was higher, with a lower incidence of heart disease and diabetes.

Mediterranean Diet and Healthy Lifestyle Basics

The Traditional healthy Mediterranean diet plan was abundant in fiber, antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids.Mediterranean life was a healthy lifestyle. Healthy living, including the daily physical labor necessary for survival, provided lots of exercise. Social and family ties were strong and supportive. People got together for fun and relaxed meals and often took midday rests.

Making the Mediterranean Diet Work for You

Since it doesn't require radical restrictions of fat or carbohydrates, this healthy Mediterranean diet plan is probably the easiest to maintain on a long-term basis.

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