The Mediterranean diet offers many benefits to personal health as well as our environment. It is a lifestyle that enhances the quality of our lives.
While I usually maintain a very healthy eating regime (organic whenever possible,superfoods, and I steer clear of gluten, dairy and sugar cane), I vowed to adopt a Mediterranean diet once back in the United States. I say “adopt” because the Mediterranean diet is not a diet in the traditional sense at all, but more of a lifestyle.
Traditionally characterized by vegetables, legumes, fruit, nuts, seeds, olive, and lots of extra virgin olive oil, and fish, this way of eating not only involves a low consumption of processed food, processed carbohydrates, sweets, chocolate, and red meat, but a state of being. The atmosphere and mind set are equally important. People enjoy long relaxed meals instead of fast food, warm climate, a sea breeze full of negative ions, and blue skies full of potential with stupendous clouds, worthy of Instagram. The pace of life in the region differs considerably from the ‘western world.’
Via PAT NOVAK, The Planetary Archives Digital University