Mediterranean Diet Manifesto for Beginners

I’ve always been drawn to the Mediterranean style of eating and this post by a fellow blogger, liveeatcreate.com does a great job of explaining it. I wanted to share this post as we begin 2017, hoping it’s one of happiness and good health for everyone!

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With more than 20 countries bordering the Mediterranean sea, and about half of them claiming the paternity of Mediterranean diet, it is really difficult to decide what is and what is not part of the diet plan that most nutrition scientist and professionals swear upon.

In territorial terms all twenty countries can call their cuisines Mediterranean. Moroccan cuisine can be called Mediterranean as much as Spanish cuisine or even Turkish cuisine. In order to understand what consists of classic Mediterranean diet we have to look back when the term was first used in the 1960’s when we were first introduced to the Mediterranean diet Pyramid developed by Oldways, the Harvard School of Public Health and European Office of the World Health Organization.

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The scientists write that it was based on the diets of the Greek island of Crete, Greece and southern Italy in the 1960s. In other words, the…

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