Cook for a Healthy Life The Mediterranean Diet Blog

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We passionately believe in the science that leading a healthier life increases your energy, awareness, and sense of wellbeing.

This Mediterranean Diet Blog explores ways to live a better life, including tips, methods, stories, and news about the diet that was rated #1 for taste, healthiness, and the ease of commitment. 

Not only is this an inspiring Mediterranean food blog -- with tons of Recipes! -- you'll also learn about nutrition, how to shop for and prepare meals, ways to get more active, and how to stay motivated.

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New Mediterranean Diet Blog Posts

Finally, the truth about Carbs.

Carbohydrates are bad and make you gain weight, right?! This is what culture tells us. But what's the truth? Are carbs bad for us? How much is too much? What kinds should we be eating? We explore all this & more in the article. 

What Not to Eat on the Mediterranean Diet (Top guide with Infographic 2024)

The most complete guide with infographic and downloadable document on what NOT to eat on the Mediterranean Diet. Live your healthiest life!

The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Grocery Shopping List

FREE Download! Whether you are new to the Mediterranean Diet or not, this Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Shopping List is filled with nutrient dense foods to help guide your grocery store excursion week after week! Feel confident knowing your house is stocked with delicious and nutritious Mediterranean Diet foods.

Can I eat dairy on the Mediterranean Diet?

Ever wondered how dairy fits into the healthy Mediterranean Diet? This article has all the answers. Discover how & when to eat yogurt, cheese, and milk on this diet. We'll show you which yogurt is best and why, and how to choose cheese. Learn about dairy-free options too, if that's your preference. We'll clear up any confusion about eggs and dairy, too!

Don't compromise on flavor or health – 5 tips to select a high quality olive oil

Don't compromise on flavor or health – 5 tips to select a high quality olive oil. Also learn the characteristics of high quality olive oil and why it is so important to choose a great quality. Includes some of our favorite recipes.

How to Snack on the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet has gained popularity worldwide for its health benefits & delicious flavors. While the focus is mainly on meals, snacking can play a significant role in this wholesome eating pattern. In this blog post, we'll delve into the art of Mediterranean diet snacking & explore some mouthwatering options!

High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol: Can the Mediterranean Diet Help?

"I'm about to turn 60. My doctor diagnosed me with high cholesterol & high blood pressure and prediabetic. Can the Mediterranean Diet help?" Yes! Learn why the Mediterranean diet is an excellent choice for addressing high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and prediabetes; it's backed up by research.

Living the Mediterranean Lifestyle

Rather than focusing on food restrictions or consumption of only a few specific foods, the Mediterranean Diet emphasizes an eating pattern rich in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.

The Truth About The Mediterranean Diet and Heart Disease

Research shows clearly that nutrition can play a role in preventing & managing heart disease. Specifically, the Mediterranean diet is a powerhouse when it comes lowering blood pressure & managing cholesterol levels through diet. Read on to learn the reasons why, the science behind it, and how to eat this way!

Fish and the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet recommends eating fish, because it's such a health-promoting good! The question is: how much fish to eat?  And, what should you do if you can't eat fish (due to allergy or preference) or you just don't want to? We have all the answers for you in this article. 

Can I still eat pasta on the Mediterranean Diet?

You are probably interested in the Mediterranean Diet because you've heard about the incredible health benefits it offers.  With so many health accolades, have you ever wondered if pasta can be part of this healthy diet? Read on!

Helping People to Change their Lives

"The Mediterranean Movement has been a great inspiration for me to incorporate healthier meals into my weekly cooking.

The recipes you post have ingredients I usually have on hand, the instructions are simple enough to pull off on a busy week night, and the results are mouth-watering!

I didn't realize how easy it would be to commit to healthier eating -- and I love that I still get a glass of red wine too."

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Lindsey F

"Your blog has been a great recipe source for me!

After almost 6 years of garbage eating, having 3 children, and dealing with extreme anxiety and depression I realized my biggest source of contention was food.

I was diagnosed with celiac disease and lactose intolerance stopped eating overly processed and fast food and have felt so much better since!

I'm now adopting a fully Mediterranean Diet for continued wellness."

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Chara K

"Due to Covid-19, I’m forced to learn to cook and am starting to enjoy it.

Following and learning from the Mediterranean Movement has been critical.

I’m learning about new dishes and trying some excellent meals, while also maintaining some sanity!"

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