The mediterranean diet seems to be all the rage today, but except for the fact that the diet promotes a moderate amount of healthy oils such as canola oil, olive oil and a bit of red meat, it really isn’t all that different than what a simple healthy diet should be.
We here at the healthy diet podcast blog have always believed in the motto of “eat healthy, be healthy” and our diet philosophy is simple – eat the most nutritious food possible. When you are always looking for your food to be in its most nutritious state (most of the time that means raw) you know that you are getting the most that particular food has to offer your body. And while some oils are good such as those recommended in the mediterranean diet, you have to make sure you are getting the right kind of those oils. You want to try and find cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil and other oils that are cold pressed and extra virgin as well.
These kinds of oils are minimally processed and not heated during their production and provide the best benefit that these oils are able to. The less heating and processing that goes into this oil, the better olive oil’s antioxidant properties.
There really isn’t any mystery to dieting, it’s all about eating nutritious food and guess what, you can eat as much of it as you want. That’s right, when you eat the most nutritious food possible, you don’t have to worry about counting calories, within reason. I wouldn’t recommend eating 5 pounds of potatoes at a sitting, but then again, you probably couldn’t do that.
The amazing things about eating highly nutritious food is that your body gets what it needs in the form of nutrients and then it tells your brain that you are no longer hungry. However, when you eat junk food, your body never gets the nutrients it needs and you essentially remain hungry until your stomach gets filled up. The more junk food you eat, the mosre you want to eat it because your body is searching for nutrition.
Yes, except for the minor amount of red meat included in the mediterranean diet, it is a good diet, but any diet is a good diet as long as you are eating the most nutritious food possible, which means mostly raw food. Dieting need not be so complicated.