The Mediterranean diet
But Yle the owner of yletourcongressi.com, a personal travel ‘creator’ in Puglia Italy, tells us what a Mediterranean diet can do for you. I always enjoy finding a new post from Yle……don’t you?
|Mamma Guilia makes sure the produce is fresh from the garden|
t From an article written by Yle and some of her many wonderful photographs…… this spring I hope to do a photo tour with Yltours in Puglia.
Rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, the Extra Virgin Olive Oil plays a vital role in the prevention of diseases such as atherosclerosis, cholesterol disorders with heart disease and boosts immunity. Our organism would require 2 tablespoons per day (preferably extra virgin), is used to flavor foods, adding to raw, both for the preparation of each type of recipe, including sweets, in place of butter.
- Eat bread (preferably wholemeal), made only with natural ingredients such as: water, flour and salt
- Eat pasta (wholemeal mainly) cooked al dente, then more digestible and season with tomato and extra virgin olive oil.
- Preference for unique dishes and highly nutritious pasta or rice with vegetables, soups, combined with seasonal vegetables in the same recipe.
- Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil as a condiment.
- Eating fruits and vegetables in season to ensure a balanced intake of vitamins A and C.
- Cook the vegetables with a little water and re-use the same water (rich in vitamins and minerals) for the preparation of other foods.
- Eat fish instead of meat (especially the typical Mediterranean fish).
- Drink at least 1.5 liters of water per day
- Consume a glass of wine with meals
- Exercise regularly. Even a walk can be a great exercise for the body and mind