A doctor who wrote a book on the Mediterranean diet shares his 3 favorite lunches recipes

A doctor who wrote a book on the Mediterranean diet shares his 3 favorite lunches recipes

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A wholesome meal plan that eliminates processed sugar, excess salt and vegetable oils—like canola, safflower or corn oil—and opts for grass fed meat and wild-caught fish. The plan also includes vegetables, berries, eggs and legumes (including peas, lentils and beans). The plan keeps carbs to a minimum and provides a balance of protein for each meal.

  • The Mediterranean diet is recognized as the gold standard for healthy eating.
  • Dr. Simon Poole, an expert in the diet shared, three lunch ideas with Insider.
  • Try pasta salad with tuna and beans or rye bread with guacamole or hummus.

If you’re looking to eat more Mediterranean diet-style meals but are stuck on what to have for lunch, Dr. Simon Poole has you covered.

Poole, an expert on the diet based in Cambridge, UK, told Insider that the Mediterranean diet is the gold standard for healthy eating. It centres around vegetables, legumes, seafood, and olive oil, while processed and fried foods, red meat, refined grains, sugar, and saturated fat should be limited. 

Poole adopted the diet himself about 20 years ago and, as a family medical practitioner, began suggesting it to his patients too.

“They came back to me with better blood pressures, better cholesterols, better weight, and were really actually enjoying the diet and finding it much more sustainable than other diets that they’d been told to follow in the past,” he said.

There has been a “very considerable amount of really good, high quality scientific research to show that it reduces the risks of really so many chronic diseases, from heart disease and stroke through to many cancers and even Alzheimer’s disease,” he said.

Poole shared three of his favorite lunches with Insider. 

Source: insider.com

Kerri Waldron

My name is Kerri Waldron and I am an avid healthy lifestyle participant who lives by proper nutrition and keeping active. One of the things I love best is to get to where I am going by walking every chance I get. If you want to feel great with renewed energy, you have to practice good nutrition and stay active.

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