Mediterranean Diet – The Healthiest Way to Eat!
The Mediterranean Diet refers to the typical dietary pattern followed for thousands of years by those living in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, including Greece and Italy. It is rich in fruits and vegetables, pasta, bread, and olive oil (the principal fat source) with meat, fish, and dairy products used sparingly and red wine in moderation.
Olives, Grapes, and Tomatoes are the three principal Mediterranean Diet fruits.
In the 1960s, scientists discovered a health mystery in the Mediterranean. Although fat consumption was high, adult life expectancy was also high. And the prevalence of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, obesity, certain types of cancer, and Type 2 diabetes was significantly lower than in northern Europe and the United States.
More than 60 years later, hundreds of peer-reviewed research publications have documented many additional health benefits linked to consuming the traditional Mediterranean diet, including, but not limited to reduced risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia, improved eye and bone health, fewer symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, and less metabolic syndrome. A section of this website highlights peer-reviewed research demonstrating the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet and the ingredients in Olivino. READ MORE Quite simply: The Mediterranean Diet is the healthiest way to eat. But most of us do not eat that way!
The Mediterranean Diet is the most researched eating pattern in the world. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, published only once every 5 years by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), identified the Mediterranean Diet as an ideal eating pattern for optimal health in both 2010 and 2015.
And in 2020, the Mediterranean Diet captured 1st place for Best Diet Overall in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Diet Rankings! The Report evaluated/ranked 35 diets with input from 25 scientists with expertise in nutrition, diabetes, heart health, human behavior, and weight loss. To be top-rated, a diet had to be safe, relatively easy to follow, nutritious, effective for weight loss, and stellar at preventing diabetes & heart disease.
We should all be eating the Mediterranean Diet, but most of us don’t! Olivino was developed as a convenient, affordable way to get the benefits of three main fruits in the Mediterranean Diet: olives, grapes, and tomatoes.
Each two-capsule serving contains the antioxidants and polyphenols from 300 grapes, 30 Italian olives, and 3 tomatoes.