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    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.

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    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.

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Let’s Discuss:  What’s your favorite Mediterranean-inspired dish to prepare?

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  1. Misha Estrada says

    I’ve heard of the Mediterranean diet. It’s supposed to be about the healthiest diet you can follow.

  2. Daisy Tremorev says

    Mediterranean is my favorite type of food. I love lots of salad and hummus!

  3. I really like Mediterranean salads. They’re light but filling. I love olives so that’s another plus.

  4. I know that I should eat this way more but it is difficult to always do. I really need to make a list of all the foods and recipes that I can eat and keep it close by. Thanks.

  5. paulakiger says

    Sweet pepper strips – they sound delish!

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