How to feel healthier and happier? Just say “yes” to the Mediterranean style of eating following the model of southern Italy and neighboring countries. For inspiration, Gale Maleskey R.D., shows us how in the February 2009 issue of Better Homes & Gardens with her aritcle “The Way to Eat Now.” (Sorry, the yummy chocolate cupcakes on the cover are not part of the program.)
We’re also pleased that Cooking Up an Italian Life is included in the recommended reads at the end of the article. The Mediterranean Diet has long been championed by health researchers and the nonprofit Oldways Preservation Trust which has created a Mediterranean Food Pyramid. If indulging in seasonal fruits and vegetables, extra-virgin olive oil, red wine, herbs, nuts, seafood and grains is the plan, then, yes, we can.
Do you eat Mediterranean? Leave a comment and share your thoughts.