Mediterranean Diet For Dummies
The Mediterranean diet is a widely respected and highly acclaimed diet based on the food and lifestyles common to the people of Greece, Cyprus, Southern France, Spain, and coastal Italy. In addition to being a healthy, extremely effective way of losing weight, the Mediterranean diet is considered an effective means of avoiding or reversing many health problems, such as cardiovascular issues, pre-Diabetes, and obesity.
This hands-on, friendly guide covers the numerous health benefits of the Mediterranean diet and encourages meals that consist largely of healthy foods such as whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, olive oil and other healthy fats, fish, and foods high in Omega-3 fat content, such as seafood, nuts, beans, and dairy products. Featuring 20 delicious and nutritious recipes and chock-full of tips from consuming the best oils to whether wine is okay with meals (it is), Mediterranean Diet For Dummies serves as the formula for maximizing success in achieving ideal weight and health.
- Explains how switching to a Mediterranean diet can ward off the risk of many diseases
- Includes 20 tasty recipes
- Also available: Mediterranean Diet Cookbook For Dummies
If you've heard of this highly acclaimed and publicized diet, Mediterranean Diet For Dummies helps you make the switch.
Part I: Getting Started with the Mediterranean Diet 5
Chapter 1: A Guided Tour through the Mediterranean Diet 7
Chapter 2: Opa! Reasons to Celebrate the Mediterranean Diet 21
Part II: Common Ailments and the Positive Effects of the Mediterranean Diet 37
Chapter 3: Heart Disease and Heart Attackackackack: What You Ought to Know by Now 39
Chapter 4: High Blood Pressure and Stroke: A Lowdown Dirty Shame 57
Chapter 5: Digging into Facts about Diabetes 71
Chapter 6: Wrestling with Obesity 91
Chapter 7: The Topic of Cancer 107
Part III: Digging Deeper into the Mediterranean Diet 121
Chapter 8: The Miracle of Olive Oil 123
Chapter 9: Nuts, Seeds, and Legumes 135
Chapter 10: Fruits and Veggies: Key Parts of This Plant-Based Diet 147
Chapter 11: Great Grains 161
Chapter 12: Seafood and Animal Protein 173
Chapter 13: The Wonders of Wine 187
Part IV: Enjoying Life the Mediterranean Way 197
Chapter 14: Integrating the Mediterranean Diet into Your Life 199
Chapter 15: Eating Mediterranean When Money and Time Are Tight 215
Chapter 16: Recipes to Tempt Your Tastebuds 227
Part V: The Part of Tens 259
Chapter 17: A Taste of the Mediterranean: Top Ten Herbs and Spices 261
Chapter 18: Ten Studies on or Related to the Mediterranean Diet 269
Chapter 19: Ten Easy but Effective Ways to Give Your Life a Mediterranean Boost 275
Appendix: Metric Conversion Guide 279
Rachel Berman, RD, a nationally recognized nutrition expert, has helped thousands of clients lose weight and improve their health. She is the Director of Nutrition and an editor at About.com Health. As a contributor to numerous publications, and through appearances on various local and national radio and television health segments, she regularly shares her core philosophy of balance and moderation as well her passion about helping others develop a healthier relationship with food. Meri Raffetto, RD, LDN and Wendy Jo Peterson, MS, RD, coauthors of Mediterranean Diet Cookbook For Dummies, share this philosophy and are contributors to this book.