Mediterranean Diet Convinces Skeptics

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2015-01-03 15:18:06 -0600
Started 2014-12-30 05:48:16 -0600

We spend a lot of time talking about our diets, what we eat, how it works for our glucose numbers. There are many members here who have chosen the Mediterranean Diet with great success. Here is an interesting article that highlights some of the milestones of 2014. And while this diet has been around for a long, long time, It's good to see it is getting more research back up.

14 replies

Fefe12 2015-01-03 15:18:06 -0600 Report

I would think everyone would benefit from eating like this. When you think about it. Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole foods. Complex carbs, again whole foods. Fresh fish, meats. Its basically gods without the crap Americans are known for putting in the food supply. Again, just watch your carbs make them count and eat whole as much as possible. Watch how you cook it, you don't want to kill your food. Use olive oil. I use an olive oil and butter mix, a tsp of butter is all it takes. Try flavored oils for a switch in flavors. Plus for me I would have a glass of wine with dinner. Be creative and use something else instead of pasta. I hav a zucchini shredder that I love. Just cook the zucchini in a bit of oil and serve with your favorite sauce. Love lasagna, use spinach or thin cuts of a squash instead of noodles. Lol, if you love a food there is always a way to make small changes to make I fit you.

Shawn Grant
Shawn Grant 2015-01-03 14:32:35 -0600 Report

Mediterranean diet is great for non-diabetics but I would not do it with diabetes. Fruits, whole grains, and beans are a part of the diet. Those foods would cause my blood sugar to go too high.

TsalagiLenape 2014-12-30 15:33:03 -0600 Report

Not sure of the Mediterranean Diet myself. I have heard of it. I must be honest and say I need to do more research on this first. By the way I am down to 1 cigarette a day thus far. Quitting time is soon. Happy New Year!

Pegsy 2014-12-30 12:45:35 -0600 Report

I think my diet plan is pretty close to the Mediterranean diet. I consume more beef than is probably recommended but I have learned to enjoy more fish. I wish there was more published about the nuts & bolts of the Mediterranean diet.

haoleboy 2014-12-30 12:37:02 -0600 Report

My son turned me on to the "Mediterranean Diet" about 3 years ago … which I adopted and adapted to suit my needs. It has changed quite a bit over time but the basic principles are still in place. I often recommend this diet to diabetics as well as to the "non-sweets" looking to get healthier


Chuck Fisher
Chuck Fisher 2014-12-30 11:23:00 -0600 Report

I live on the Mediterranean near Barcelona and the doctors here recommend it, of course. I use extra virgin olive oil almost exclusively. I also have fish/seafood three times a week. Also I eat 30g of nuts and legumes (peanuts are legumes) as a daily snack. I am lucky that there is a wide variety of fresh produce available at reasonable prices. There are many more "sugar-free" alternatives that are marketed here as compared to the US.

lilleyheidi 2014-12-30 07:43:44 -0600 Report

Not at all familiar with the Mediterranean Diet, will have to spend time today researching a bit on it. Thanks for the link. HUGS Heidi

mobydick9 2014-12-30 07:00:59 -0600 Report

Living in the Middle East allowed me to follow the Mediterranean Diet with ease and comfort and it prevented further complications to my kidneys I have benefited a lot from this diet and I strongly recommend it for its great success.

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