Did you know that in Mallorca we are lucky enough to have one of the healthiest diets in the world? The Mediterranean diet combines products from the land and the sea, ensuring a well-balanced and varied diet. No wonder it has become the most imitated and popular diet on the planet. The secret? Lots of fruit, vegetables, nuts, blue fish and invaluable olive oil.
At Samsara Healthy Holidays we are fully aware of the benefits provided by the Mediterranean diet, which is why it has become the foundation of and basis for our slimming programme. Following a healthy and balanced diet, together with a daily exercise programme, you not only get a healthy body, but also a healthy mind.
The Mediterranean diet allows for a more active and healthier lifestyle than if we consumed other types of more fatty or synthetic foods. It is rich in fibre and low in saturated fat, as it is based on the consumption of grains, fruits, vegetables and legumes, as well as fish and olive oil. Therefore, it is not very surprising that the Mediterranean diet is so good for us.
1.- It prevents against cardiovascular diseases and obesity.
It is recommended that we eat oily fish once or twice a week, and five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. As by doing so, we are not only eating healthy, but also maintaining a well-balanced diet.
In addition to providing you with antioxidants and fibre, these foods help to reduce blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels. And, the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants they contain also help prevent cardiovascular disease.
2.- There is no better ally against diabetes
Being a diet that is low in fat, and rich in carbohydrates and olive oil, blood glucose levels are regulated, and the chances of developing diabetes are reduced.
3.- It improves intestinal transit
Fruits, vegetables and grains are a great source of fibre and facilitate intestinal transit. The Mediterranean diet is perfect for people who suffer from stomach problems and need that extra little bit of help to aid digestion.
4.- It improves memory
As we have said, the Mediterranean diet is not only good for your body, but also for your mind. Many studies have shown that this type of diet improves cognitive function and prevents degenerative diseases.
5.- It aids weight loss
Due to its low fat and sugar content, as well as its high fibre content, the Mediterranean diet is ideal for eliminating those extra pounds.
It is also a great ally when it comes to dieting, as you won’t get tired of eating the same thing all the time. The Mediterranean diet contains a wide variety of healthy ingredients and you will always be able to come up with different dishes.
If you would like to change your eating habits, give the Mediterranean diet a go and it will improve your quality of life. At Samsara we not only give you advice on how to get through a diet, but we also offer a complete weight loss programme that combines physical exercise with the best Mediterranean cuisine. Ready to get started?