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Your Guide To Eating Pleasures The Mediterranean Diet Pyramid

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The Mediterranean Diet Pyramid is based on a food pyramid that is very easy to follow. It includes lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, pasta, bread, rice, beans and legumes, nuts and seeds, some dairy products, eggs, fish, poultry, and a little meat.

Olive oil plays an important role in providing the good fat “mono-unsaturated fats” which your body needs. You can also enjoy wine in moderation. A glass of red wine a day during meal time has shown to benefit the cardiovascular system.

Eating is one of my greatest pleasures. I discovered that I have many choices to enjoy food and stay on healthy diet. I use the food pyramid as a guide to make my food choices. Different foods contain nutrients and other substances your body needs.

To make sure you receive your body’s nutritional daily requirement, you need to eat from all the food groups. And let’s not forget drinking and exercising which I see as an integral part of the food pyramid, at the foundation.

I drink my 8-10 glasses of water a day, starting with my first glass of water as I get up to start hydrating my body after not drinking during the night. I walk between 30-60 minutes everyday, and some times even longer, especially when I walk in the morning and not after a days work.

Your Guide To Eating Pleasures The Mediterranean Diet Pyramid

I use the food pyramid less now. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll refer to it less and less. It’s like moving to a new neighborhood, once you know your way around, you don’t refer to the map anymore. Use the pyramid as starting point to make your choices of the recommended servings.