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Simple Tips for pursuing a Mediterranean Diet

Submitted by on February 15, 2010 – 4:04 amOne Comment

In case diagnosis has revealed type 2 diabetes, then often the recommendation would be losing weight. Several research have identified that the ideal means of doing it is by eating the Mediterranean way.

  • During the study, over two hundred over-weight diabetic individuals adhered to optionally a typical, less-fat regime (following parameters outlined by the American Heart Association) or a higher fat, Mediterranean styled dietetic intake high in olive oil, veggies, wholegrain, dairy produce and fish. Subsequent to 4 years, there were analogous levels of weight reduction noted in both sets – however solely forty-four percent of those people that followed the Mediterranean diet required diabetes-regulating medicines in comparison to seventy percent of group that followed a less-fat diet. According to researchers the gains derived due to a Mediterranean diet is due to it being high in healthful foods and partially due to it not relying on fat-diminished foods rich in refined carbohydrates.

  • Curtailing intake of red meats (beef, pork, lamb) and instead focussing on having greater amounts of fish, poultry (domestic fowls). Legumes - a category of veggies that comprise of bean, pea and lentil provide protein supply which characteristically has no cholesterol and low fat. Other facets about Mediterranean diet comprise of consuming shellfish two times during a week; flavouring foods with herb or spice forms rather than salt.
  • Consuming lesser amounts of butter, margarines, butter replacements. Rather a healthier alternative would be extra-virgin olive or vegetable oils. Olive oil is a form of mono-unsaturated fats that could be helpful in reducing LDL or low-density lipoprotein or dire cholesterol levels. Beneficial fats comprise of polyunsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids present in nut, fish and vegetable oils like soyabean, canola, corn oils.

  • Restricting intake of less-fat cracker, crisps, chips. Increasing the consumption of olives, walnut, almond or other nut forms, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds.

  • Cookie varieties (lesser fat content) are best eaten in minimal amounts and better when substituted with fruits.

  • Eating lesser egg substitutes, fatless yoghurt and lesser- fat forms of American Swiss and Cheddar forms. Rather opting for whole varieties in yoghurt, egg, and cheeses like Parmesan, goat milk yoghurt and cheeses.

  • Curbing intake of bake potato, breads and rice. Bread, pasta and rice are classically obtained from whole grains via refining process resulting in depleted nutrient levels. A better alternative would be veggies that have undergone roasting and sautéing cooking methods with loads of herb forms and a drizzling of extra-virgin olive oil.

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  • Radha says:

    I agree, the Mediterranean Diet really helps the Diabetic. They need to make sure that the olive oil they use is extra-virgin olive oil otherwise there are few benefits of switching. One source of really good olive oil I have found is Davoli extra virgin olive oil. It tastes so pure that at our house we use it for salad dressing and bread-dipping every day! That way we avoid the high caloric store bought dressings and the EVOO is so pure we don’t absorb any preservatives either!

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