How To Enjoy The Mediterranean Diet

How To Enjoy The Mediterranean Diet

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By Sheridan Jonas, Contributing Blogger

With an emphasis on cooking styles from the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, the Mediterranean Diet emphasizes eating plenty of healthy fats, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish and red wine. Good fats like extra virgin olive oil, fatty fish, and nuts are encouraged. on the diet because of their high omega-3 content.. Studies have shown that incorporating these foods into your diet could help lower the risk for heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Let’s Eat!

The recipes below include many Mediterranean diet friendly foods, such as extra virgin olive oil, chickpeas, salmon, and lentils. Plus, these recipes are RDN approved!

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Loaded Tailgating Hummus Dip

By Stephanie McKercher, MS, RDN of The Grateful Grazer

 

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Bruschetta Quinoa Protein Bowl

By Jennifer Pullman MA, RD, LDN of Nourished Simply

Pomegranate Lentil Salsa and Salmon Flatbread (Pictured Above)

By Carlene Thomas RDN, LD of Healthfully Ever After

Sheridan Jonas is a recent graduate of Miami University with degree in Nutrition (Dietetics) and Premed. She works as a nationally certified group fitness instructor and teaches both kickboxing and toning. This fall she will be attending Rush University Medical Center (Chicago, IL) to complete her dietetic internship and receive a Master of Science in Clinical Dietetics.

 

 

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