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THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET

Oliveira da Serra

The Mediterranean diet is a lot more than food. It translates a whole life style that is based on a set of skills, knowledge, rituals, symbols, and traditions concerning crops, harvesting, fishing, animal husbandry, conservation, processing, cooking, and particularly the sharing and consumption of food.

To follow the ten steps mentioned above is a tasty, practical, economic and environmentally friendly way to increase your health and quality of life. The Mediterranean diet has been associated with an increased longevity, with an improved bone mineralization, with the maintenance of a healthy weight, with the reduction of cardiovascular diseases, with the prevention of diabetes, and with a diminished prevalence of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s.



THE BENEFITS

MEDITERRANEAN DIET

The Mediterranean diet reduces your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and delays cognitive decline onset.
The Mediterranean diet is more effective in loosing excess weight and maintaining a healthy weight than a low fat diet.
The Mediterranean diet has been associated with longevity.
When compared to a low fat diet, the Mediterranean diet enriched with olive oil and nuts increases cardiovascular health reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke, and premature death.
In people with Rheumatoid Arthritis, the Mediterranean diet reduces inflammation, improves mobility, and increases vitality.
Commitment to the Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of developing diabetes. It helps to maintain glicemic control and prevents cardiovascular damage in individuals with established diabetes.