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Mediterranean Diet Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner For Weight Loss

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Hi guys welcome back to medical educational channel by Dr wellness. My name is Dr Chen Yiming.  Mediterranean diet, i’m sure you’ve heard a lot about it online or mentioned by your friends.  It’s been described as a healthy diet but what exactly is it and what are the  health benefits to the mediterranean diet. Watch till the end to learn more about it.

  Click on the subscribe and notification button if you are new to our channel The mediterranean diet otherwise known as Medi-diet is based on traditional food fare  that are consumed by people in countries bordering the mediterranean sea such as Greece and Italy.  Interest in this diet became popular as people living there generally live longer  with much lower incidence of chronic diseases as compared to Americans and in recent studies  this healthy prudent dietary pattern has been shown through scientific evidence to contribute  to the prevention of chronic disease.

This meta-analysis of multiple studies has concluded  that the mediterranean diet reduces obesity and abdominal fat and waist circumference.  It reduces cardiovascular diseases like stroke and heart attack, it reduces the risk of  diabetes and may even improve the sugar control in diabetic patients. It also improves hypertension  and increase the levels of good cholesterol Hdl.

 In fact there are evidence also to suggest that  Medi-diet can increase life expectancy and improve the quality of life and well-being.  So what comprises the Medi-diet? The principles of the diet are,  on a daily basis consume more than seven servings of vegetables and whole fruits.  Choose staples which are whole grains such as whole grain bread red or brown rice, oats,  whole grain-based pasta or other carbohydrates. Snack on baked nuts, seeds and beans instead of  deep fried snacks like potato chips.

Cook with oil that contain healthy oils such as olive oil.  Season with natural spices and herbs and use less sugar and salt. Drink lots of plain water.  On a moderate basis, which is about two to three times a week, consume healthily prepared seafood  such as crabs, clams and prawns steamed. Fish that contain healthy fats such as mackerel salmon and  tuna.

Take poultry such as chicken that is roasted or boiled not deep fried. You can also take eggs,  natural cheese, greek yogurt.

Mediterranean Diet Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner For Weight Loss

One to two glasses of red wine a week. Who doesn’t like that.  And one to two times a month, you consume red meat such as beef or pork.

Avoid as much as possible  refined grains such as white bread or white rice, processed meat and foods such as ham,  bacon and processed cheese. Sugar-laden foods such as cakes, ice cream, fruit juices,  soft drinks. Avoid refined oils such as soybean oil, canola oil, cottonseed oil. So a recommended  meal can be as follow : breakfast, oatmeal with greek yogurt chopped with fresh fruits.  Lunch, wholemeal bread with egg, chicken breast and fresh vegetables.

Snack, a handful  of baked nuts and for dinner, lightly stirred fried salmon with vegetables and brown rice.  Please let’s not forget about exercising in chronic disease prevention on top of Medi-diet.  in fact there are now ongoing studies to evaluate whether exercise together with Medi-diet may  give rise to even better health benefit.

This Predimed plus study has been ongoing since 2014  and i look forward to the results when they do publish it at the end of the study. So please  adopt a healthy lifestyle where you exercise at a moderate intensity for at least 150 minutes  a week.

Have meals together with your family and friends to foster togetherness. So thank you for  watching till the end. I hope i’ve managed to provide some insight on the mediterranean diet  and i look forward to seeing you achieve your health goals in the coming year.  Please click on the subscribe and notification button to receive updates whenever we produce a  new video. Like and share the video if you find it beneficial.

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