How the Mediterranean Diet Could Be the Secret to Living a Healthy Life

A new book might just be the answer to your dietary issues if you are looking to eat health and still enjoy your food.

The book, Live to Eat: Cooking the Mediterranean Way by Chef Michael Psilakis, is a newly published book that is based on the Mediterranean diet and showcases meals that are delicious and nutritious. “Good food doesn’t have to be unhealthy,” Psilakis said, according to the nypost.com.

Why is the Mediterranean diet something that you might want to try? Let’s take a look at why the Mediterranean diet is the new favorite choice for living a healthy lifestyle.

According to a recent study by Harvard University that complied diets and medical histories of 200,000 health professionals in the U.S. over a period of 20 years, the Mediterranean diet has been proven by scientists to significantly protect us against type 2 diabetes.

The bottom line, according to experts, is that individuals with diets where higher amounts of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and beans are consumed and with less consumption of meat, may be able to prevent diseases including the above mentioned diabetes as well as heart disease, cardiovascular problems and stroke.

Also, the good fats found in olive oil, an essential part of the Mediterranean diet, has been proven to help individuals lose weight and stay healthy.