The inclusion of all groups of foods such as cereals, legumes, fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, meat, fish, eggs, etc make the Mediterranean diet among the most complete and varied in the world. Noteworthy nutritional values of the Mediterranean diet:? It is a balanced diet, get make us the perfect combination of macronutrients (50% carbohydrates, 15-20% protein and 30% fat). Great contribution of monounsaturated fatty acids from olive oil and other foods of vegetable origin. Large presence of fiber and micronutrients (vitamins, minerals and trace elements). Contribution of Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids. The contribution of these substances from your diet is very important, because our body is unable to synthesize them in sufficient quantity. Use moderate of fermented drinks (wine, cider or beer) valued its cardioprotective power.
Very rich in antioxidants like some vitamins and minerals, and others like polyphenols and tannins among others. Minor presence of saturated animal fats, and enough monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat intake. Contribution of high quality easily assimilated (proteins of high biological value) protein. Most of complex carbohydrates that regulate blood sugar. Ingestion of live bacteria through fermented food, favoring the intestinal flora. Do these nutritional characteristics translate into benefits for our health, some of which are described below:? Nutritious and light: its great density of nutrients get to be an extremely nutritious diet as well as moderate in calories, avoiding the risk of deficiency diseases. If the goal is weight loss, a lightweight version of the Mediterranean diet is always the best choice for short and long term.
Heart healthy: The presence of healthy fats from olive oil and fish mainly improvement of blood lipid profile, decreasing cholesterol levels, triglycerides, and reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Depurative: Its great content in the high consumption of vegetables, legumes and fruits from fiber cleans our body from the inside, dragging part of ingested fats and other undesirable elements such as oxygen free radicals, very harmful to our cells. Rich in natural antioxidants: the wealth of antioxidants in vegetables, fruits, legumes, fermented and fish among other foods, drinks are capable of reducing oxidative stress in our cells, which relates to the prevention of certain chronic diseases. The Mediterranean diet anti-aging properties attributed to him. It prevents diabetes: inclusion of sugars in moderate amounts and increase foods high in fiber and complex carbohydrates, are calve to moderating blood sugar levels and regulate insulin release.