With summer rapidly approaching, we're all looking for ways to slim down and get beach ready. Well, this May marks Mediterranean Diet month-a celebration of healthy eating! The diet, created by Age Management Specialist Dr. John Pierce based on the eating habits found in the the Mediterranean region, places an emphasis on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes found in that part of the world. It limits red meat and dairy consumption, as well cuts back on salt and sugar. Need more convincing? Here are some of its health and weight loss benefits.
It Keeps You Heart Healthy This diet is filled with healthy fats, such as olive oil and omega-3 laden fish, which will help monitor blood pressure and lower the risk of heart disease.
It Helps Prevent Cancer Cruciferous vegetables (like broccoli and spinach) and legumes (like chickpeas and lentils), are known as cancer-fighting foods because they are packed with antioxidants.
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