The Mediterranean Diet Will Benefit Your Health

This is part of our ongoing The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging spotlight. Each day, we will be posting some of the great information that’s packed into our book, The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging.

Today’s topic:
The Mediterranean Diet Will Benefit Your Health

What does this mean for us? The jury’s still out. However, one thing seems clear – the “Mediterranean Diet”, can certainly enhance health and well-being and may be protective of the heart, arteries, brains, muscles and numerous other tissues. The Mediterranean dietary lifestyle is health-promoting and life-enhancing.

The Mediterranean Diet – Can you do it?

There is no reason why we all can’t incorporate more of the health-promoting dietary practices as advocated by the “Mediterranean Diet” into our daily lives. This requires increased emphasis on fresh foods and may require increased efforts in food preparation, which is not that appealing or convenient. When eating out, it requires thinking about making healthier choices.

All of these apparent obstacles can be overcome if you are serious about your health and simply make up your mind to live a healthier lifestyle. Once you decide to improve your health by adopting healthful dietary practices, you need to make a plan. Start by taking small steps towards eating better by making gradual changes that are in line with the recommendations provided here. Don’t bite off more than you can chew. That may lead to frustration if you’re not able to follow through completely. Making incremental changes over a period of time leads to better compliance. If you fall off the wagon occasionally, don’t beat yourself up over it. Just get back on and move forward. Healthy eating leads to healthy bodies.

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