The Mediterranean diet
The menu is simple and based on light eating.
- Extra virgin olive oil (as a main source of fats)
- Cereals and their by-products (various types of bread, pasta), rice
- Fresh season fruit (from local producers, if possible)
- Fresh vegetables (from local producers, if possible)
- Dairy products (cheese, “live” yoghurt)
- Red wine (in moderation)
- A few times a week
- Fish (2-3)
- Legumes (2-3)
- Eggs (up to 4)
- Sweets (replace sugar with honey)
- A few times a month
- Red meat (twice a month at the most)
Learning the basic principles of a balanced diet and applying them on a daily basis contribute to a person’s complete physical, spiritual and mental development. Proper dietary habits must be applied from birth because they form the basis of good health. When combined with daily physical exercise (e.g. walking, running, yoga, dancing – depending on each individual’s preferences), this diet is the perfect recipe for longevity, health and beauty.