Eating on the Mediterranean diet should be three times a day, the products must be fresh and natural, avoid foods with chemical additives, flavor enhancers, preservatives and dyes. And surprisingly sound, but needs siesta, which is part of the Mediterranean diet, as it allows better digest food.
One of the secrets of health, longevity and beautiful slender body at the inhabitants of the Mediterranean is the use of seafood. Thanks seafood human body receives the necessary nutrients and thus does not accumulate nothing more. Therefore, shrimp, mussels, octopus and squid - the products are ideal for diets.
Fruits, vegetables, legumes and cereals is another component of the diet. They provide the body with the necessary amount of vitamins, minerals, fiber and protein. Fruits and vegetables need to eat at least 500 grams per day, half of which should be raw. A special place should be given to tomatoes, which lower the amount of cholesterol in the blood is digested fat accumulation in tissues.
In the Mediterranean diet is used only olive oil, which supplies the human body with polyunsaturated fatty acids, resulting in no need for the use of vegetable and animal fats which promote weight gain.
Mediterranean cuisine is not without herbs, such as basil, thyme, tarragon, parsley, rosemary. Seasonings not only improve the taste of food, but also allow you to use less salt and fat when cooking foods. Therefore, if this diet should not forget the condiments, especially since some of them has antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
If you follow the Mediterranean diet, then you need to severely restrict the use of meat. Perfect replacement can serve fish and other seafood. In fish and seafood contain very little saturated fat and a lot of useful omega-3.
If possible, try to exclude or limit itself to the use of confectionery and bakery products. Instead of bread, eat cake.
And, of course, wine. Good red wine strengthens the walls of blood vessels, a positive effect on the blood and prolongs youth. Supporters of the Mediterranean diet can drink at dinner glass of red wine.
Thus, the exclusion from the diet of plant and saturated fat, as well as restrictions in the use of meat and confectionery products significantly help you lose weight, keep fit and improve overall health.