It is recommended to have three meals a day, in addition to a snack between the meals to avoid any hunger attacks.
The Mediterranean diet is normally recommended by physicians and nutritionists due to the health benefits it brings. A mainly plant-based diet that is rich in fish and legumes, it mainly uses olive oil instead of other fats.
Research has shown that the traditional Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease. The diet has been associated with a lower level of (LDL) cholesterol — the "bad" cholesterol. Further, it was associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular mortality, a reduced incidence of cancer, and Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.
For these reasons, most if not all major scientific organisations encourage healthy adults to adapt a style of eating like that of the Mediterranean diet for the prevention of major chronic diseases.
Do not forget to drink enough water and to exercise regularly, especially outside to get Vitamin D from the sun, for better health and wellbeing.
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