Per the US News "It's generally accepted that the folks in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea live longer and suffer less than most Americans from cancer and cardiovascular ailments. The not-so-surprising secret is an active lifestyle, weight control, and a diet low in red meat, sugar and saturated fat and high in produce, nuts and other healthful foods.
The Mediterranean Diet may offer a host of health benefits, including weight loss, heart and brain health, cancer prevention, and diabetes prevention and control. By following the Mediterranean Diet, you could also keep that weight off while avoiding chronic disease."
Hummus: Extremely nutritious packed with plant based protein, is an energy booster, promotes weight loss, gluten - nut and dairy free, fights inflammation, high in fiber promoting digestive health, may help risk of diabetes, may reduce risk of heart disease and supports bone health.
Salmon: One of the most nutritious foods on the planet. Rich in Omega-3s, great source of protein, high in B vitamins, good source of potassium, loaded with selenium, full of antioxidants, good for heart health, may benefit weight control and can help fight inflammation.
Chicken: Rich in protein, boost metabolism, stimulates weight loss, good for heart, controls blood pressure, natural antidepressant, anti-cancer properties, reduces cholesterol, promote eye health, essential for healthy tissue, prevents bone loss, rich in vitamins and minerals.
Beef: Improves lean muscle mass, good for heart health & immunity strength, contains rich in vitamins and minerals, master antioxidant, helps reduce diabetes risk, promotes weight loss, prevents iron deficiency anemia, good for nervous and digestive system.
Chopped Greek Salad: Arguably the healthiest best tasting salad on earth. With spinach, almonds, garbanzo beans, beets, feta cheese and peppers it has every health, nutrition, vitamin and superfood you need!
Asparagus: Good for weight loss, full of antioxidants, good source of vitamins & nutrients while being low in calories, it's an aphrodisiac, helps hangovers, mood boosting, helps bloating, improves digestive health, supports healthy pregnancy, helps lower blood pressure helps urinary tract,
Broccoli: packed with vitamins & minerals, may slow aging, plenty of potent antioxidants, reduces inflammation, may help protect against cancer, may aid against diabetes, supports heart health, good for digestive system, supports healthy brain function, is good for dental health.
Sweet Potato: Antioxidant powerhouses, supports weight loss, can ease stress and anxiety, boosts fertility, great source of vitamins and nutrients, anti-inflammatory, good for heart health, regulates blood pressure, high in fiber good for digestive health, boost immunity, good for the eyes and fuels your brain.
Tabbouli salad: A superfood packed with all sorts of nutrients & vitamins fro the various healthy ingredients. It is good for your immune system, lowers cancer risk, detoxifies your body and good for heart health.
Fattoush: promotes weight loss, helps healthy digestion, improves metabolism, avoids fat, high in antioxidants, anti aging, promotes healthy skin, good for heart health.
Grape Leaves: High in fiber good for digestive health, high in vitamins and nutrients, anti-inflammatory and low glycemic load.
Mediterranean Rice: Great source of carbohydrates, anti-inflammatory, high in fiber, good source of minerals and vitamins.