This particular diet focuses on fish, nuts, legumes, fruits, vegetables and olive oil – lots of olive oil! Oh, and did we mention, one glass of wine a day is recommended! (honestly, this is our favorite part...I am Irish after all).
So why do we love this diet so much (besides the fact that it includes wine)? Simple. It is incredibly easy to follow and the health benefits knocked our socks off! According to the Mayo Clinic[i], the “Mediterranean diet (is) associated with a reduced risk of death from heart disease and cancer, as well as a reduced incidence of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.” And a recent article from NPR[ii] revealed “that eating a Mediterranean diet supplemented with four tablespoons per day of extra-virgin olive oil reduces the risk of breast cancer.”
So really you just can’t go wrong.
The focus of the Mediterranean diet isn't on limiting total fat consumption, but rather on choosing healthier types of fat, such as olive oil. More specifically, Extra Virgin Olive Oil because these contain the highest levels of antioxidants.
After traveling and cooking in 5 different countries, I’ve experienced a lot of different Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOO’s), but since coming to America, it has been a struggle to find a true EVOO. So we searched high and low to find the perfect light combination of fruit and pepper that would work in every dish that I create. So I was extremely excited to find Aceites Abril Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
I did a bit research because of the abundant amount of fraudulent extra virgin olive oil on the market these days, and was please to find that they have chosen as a business to be both an ISO 9001 and an ISO 14001 company. If you want to get your geek on with me for a moment….this means that they have a quality management system in place to ensure their customers are getting a true extra virgin olive oil and that they are committed to measured and improved processes on their environmental impact. Both of these are not just important to me but also my clients!
We all want to eat healthy, we want the products we use to taste good, and we want to keep our plant healthy! And as a business owner, I need to ensure that my clients are getting the highest quality ingredients out there…and Aceites Abril Extra Virgin Olive Oil is it!
We reached out to them and told them how happy we were to finally find such a great EVOO (as any foodie geek would) and totally scored a 10% off coupon for our readers! Just click on the following link: Aceites Abril Extra Virgin Olive Oil and type in ChefMcFall to receive 10% off and FREE shipping!
If you would like to try the Mediterranean Diet, are interested in having someone create delicious healthy food for you and your family, or just plain old want to “talk food”, please feel free to contact Chef McFall. Or check out our website for some delicious recipes www.chefmcfall.com
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