The Mediterranean Diet has been Named the Best Eating Plan in the World

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Millions of people around the world resolve to start a new eating routine as the clock strikes twelve on January 1st. Although the commitment to healthy eating is overly ambitious in some cases, there are ways to improve your well-being without depriving yourself. 

The U.S. News and World Report have announced its list of Best Regional Diets of 2023 and the Mediterranean diet came out top.

The health benefits of a Mediterranean diet are hardly a secret. The eating plan is proven to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, neurodegenerative conditions, cancer, and early death. According to research, following a Mediterranean diet can increase longevity by up to 13 years!

The cuisine from several countries has influenced the diet, but overall it consists of a high intake of olive oil, vegetables, fruit, whole grains, nuts, and legumes; a moderate intake of fish, poultry, eggs, and dairy; and a low intake of refined carbohydrates and red meat.

“People from many different cultures worldwide already embrace this way of eating. They simply use different varieties of produce, seafood, herbs, and spices. After all, what matters is that plenty of nutrient-rich foods are being consumed regularly. The Mediterranean diet focuses on quality rather than a single nutrient or food group,” U.S. News and World Report explained.