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Mediterranean diet: More than just eating

  • Hans David Tampubolon

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 4 2017   /  12:43 am

Italian chef Gino Campagna (Courtesy of chefginocampagna.webs.com)The Mediterranean diet has always been one of the most popular eating lifestyles for those who want to be in shape.A modern nutritional recommendation inspired by the eating lifestyle of the people who live in Greece, southern Italy, Spain and other countries on the Mediterranean, this eating habit has its own diet pyramid to follow.It focuses on a proportionally high consumption of olive oil, legumes, unrefined cereals, fruits and vegetables, a moderate to high consumption of protein in the form of fish meat and plant-based protein sources, a moderate consumption of dairy products, a moderate wine consumption and a low consumption of red and white meat.A large amount of scientific research and studies have also shown that people who follow the Mediterranean diet have lower risks of getting life-threatening illnesses, such...