*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hormel Foods. All opinions are 100% mine.
Building a healthy lifestyle and practicing good eating habits are very important to a person’s overall health. According to a study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine, it has been found that the Mediterranean Diet decreases a person’s chance of having a heart attack, having a stroke, or dying from cardiovascular disease. People who enjoy meals that adhere to the Mediterranean Diet make a conscious decision to replace red meats and sweets with a balanced diet of fruits, vegetable, olive oil, nuts, whole grains, seafood, poultry and certain dairy products.
Although I have not made the transition to the Mediterranean Diet, I personally understand the impact that cutting sugar out of a person’s diet has on their overall health. For health reasons, I almost completely cut sugar out of my diet a little over a year ago and have lost sixty pounds as a result of it. Now, that’s not to say that it was the only lifestyle change that I made. I also focused more on portion control and the types of carbohydrates that I include in my meals. Although I still have a long way to go to reach my ideal weight, I believe that this decision was a step in the right direction for me.
An expert in Mediterranean cuisine, Peloponnese® Mediterranean Foods offers products made with fresh, natural ingredients exported straight from Greece to America. From savory olives to flavorful spreads, you can enjoy a fulfilling and delicious meal, while benefitting your heart and health. The following are a few of the many products offered by Peloponnese® Mediterranean Foods that can be used to create a Mediterranean lifestyle:
- Peloponnese® pitted Kalamata gourmet black olives are perfect for topping on salads, paired with hummus or just enjoyed as a snack between meals.
- Peloponnese® hummus spread combines Mediterranean favorites like chick peas, tahini and extra virgin olive oil, and is a flavorful addition to any vegetable platter, sandwich or wrap.
- Peloponnese® sweet pepper strips with roasted florina spices up seafood and poultry dishes with bold ingredients including paprika, garlic and roasted red peppers.
Let’s Discuss: What’s your favorite Mediterranean-inspired dish to prepare?
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