THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF A MEDITERANNEAN DIET

The Mediterranean diet has been associated with many health benefits. Studies have shown that a Mediterranean-style eating plan can protect the brainreduce arthritis pain, lower the chance of a heart attack and improve the chance of success with in-vitro fertilisation. A traditional Mediterranean-style diet is rich in vegetables, fruit, whole grains and fish. People eating a Mediterranean dietuse olive oil as their primary fat and consume wine in moderation, with meals. They eat only small amounts of dairy products, meat and sweets.

Those who follow eating patterns that most closely resembled a classic Mediterranean diet are less likely to develop cardiovascular disease. They have lower average heart rates and are less likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Even those who are overweight appear to be protected from the risk of diabetes if they follow a Mediterranean eating pattern closely.

Those sticking to this lifestyle are less likely to report depression. Physical and social activity that are also typical of a Mediterranean lifestyle are also protected for both physical and mental health problems.

At Reload, many of our dishes on our menu are made with ingredients that are part of a Mediterranean Lifestyle diet. Peruse our menu and you will see ingredients like humus, vegetables, quinoa, chickpeas, tahini and avocado to name a few.

These are ideal for a light healthy snack which is not only delicious, but also easier to digest.

So, if you are watching your weight or merely wanting to follow a good healthy lifestyle, rest assured that you are at the right place. Over and above, they are delicious!

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