Getting close to summer holidays. It's getting time to plan where and what to do, but aren't you tired of having to eat always the same meals in hotels and restaurants. Depending on the country or even within the same country on the region, food is either too fatty, too spicy...you name it, but for sure there is one everyone likes, Mediterranean food.
Tested during thousands of years Mediterranean food has been acclaimed internationally, not only for its variety (fish, rice, beans, meat, olive oil), but also for the benefits it reports to your health. Mediterranean diet has been associated in several studies with a significant amelioration of multiple risk factors, including among some of them a better cardiovascular risk profile, reduced oxidative stress and modulation of inflammation .
On this article we would like to mention some of the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet and on which scientific evidence they are based upon. Let's try to first explain what is the Mediterranean diet.