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What if there was a diet that not only celebrated life and living, but also extended life? A diet backed with solid evidence that it could reduce your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, bowel, breast and other cancers, and – as an added bonus – also help you to maintain a healthy weight. ~ Jean Hailes
Well that diet exists and it is the The Mediterranean Diet. It incorporates the basics of healthy eating including olive oil and a glass of red wine. The diet includes all fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains, and limits certain fats such as butter.
Research has shown that the Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer, as well as a reduced incidence of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.
But what do you actually eat on the Mediterranean diet?
Today we will focus on breakfasts.
Unsweetened yoghurt with fruit and nuts.
Lightly sauté vegetables such as tomatoes, zucchini, mushrooms and garlic in olive oil.
Egg dishes made with oil instead of butter and no or minimum milk.
Whole grain bread with avocado, tomato and herbs or with fruit and honey.
Whole grain cereal like spiced apple cereal (above)
Old fashioned rolled oats are what you need. They cook quicker than steel cut, but still retain some texture, unlike quick or instant oats. It also goes with the basics of the Mediterranean diet which includes wholegrain breads and cereals with meals.
While oats are technically gluten free, they are often processed on equipment that also processes gluten ingredients. For that reason, if you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance, you’ll want to make sure to look for certified gluten-free oats.