Today, the Mediterranean Diet is being rediscovered and is re-establishing its position as a proven food regime successfully tested by the ancient peoples of the Mediterranean basin, based on the consumption of cereals, vegetables, fruits, dairy products, olive oil, fish, and with low quantities of meat.
However, it is necessary to overcome the unconvinced preconception that bread and pasta lead to weight gain and that tasty foods are incompatible with “dieting”.
The secret is not to exceed the quantities and to eat these foods as little as possible, relying on culinary elaborations and abundant seasonings.
Just a few drops of extra-virgin olive oil and a bit of calorie-free aromas typical of the Mediterranean cuisine (basil, oregano, garlic, etc.) to transform a simple food into a delicious dish.
In order to adopt proper and healthy eating habits, it is imperative to know the basic principles of the chosen diet, learning how to use different foods in relation to their nutritional contribution and to the needs of the body.
This helps us learn how to plan our diet by including the right amounts of all the nutrients the body needs, while at the same time rediscovering the tasty traditional dishes.
This benefits our shape, our taste buds and, therefore, our mood.
Foods provide energy, which must be commensurate with the age and activity of the individual. Those who are engaged in strenuous with work have a higher energy requirement than those whose lifestyle is more sedentary.
“Spaghetti, tomatoes, fresh basil, grain and oil” are the colourful ingredients of the most famous cuisine in the world, not only because they are tasty but also because they are healthy.
The Mediterranean Diet is strictly based on the products of the earth that smell of salty sea air and carry with them the colours of the sun, among which the most significant are pasta, bread and oil.