The Mediterranean diet is based on adopting eating patterns from the countries that border the Mediterranean Sea and other neighboring countries influenced by them. Despite having different cultures, these countries were evaluated after World War II. The researcher Ancel Keys discovered that Finland, Holland, Italy, former Yugoslavia, and Greece shared a similar diet, mainly due to the soil and climate of these regions.
Interestingly, it was observed that although these countries had a high-fat diet, people residing in these regions had a high life expectancy rate and low risk of heart disease. All of this has led many researchers and food experts to consider this diet one of the healthiest in the world!
Although it comes from another part of the world, the Mediterranean diet can be easy to adopt in almost every country.
This article will get you started with a series of recipes for different times throughout the day. After reading, you will have a grasp of what it is like and how to adopt the Mediterranean diet in your daily life.
Start your day with these breakfast options and get yourself the energy you need for the rest of the day.
1. Whole Wheat Toast with Yogurt and Apricots
For this recipe, all you need is one tablespoon of honey, three dried apricots, one slice of whole-wheat toast, and two tablespoons of yogurt. It is pretty easy to prepare, and you will have it ready in a couple of minutes. Just cut the apricots in half, place them on the slice of whole-wheat toast, place the yogurt on top and sweeten with a spoon of honey. And that’s it.
You could also accompany this meal with a portion of fruit and drink a cup of tea. Alternatively, you can replace the tea with a black coffee or latte cup.