Advantages of a Mediterranean Lifestyle
For starters, a Mediterranean lifestyle can add years to your life! Widely recommended by GPs, a healthy Mediterranean diet protects against heart disease, cancers, obesity and dementia and not only improves your life expectancy but helps you to enjoy those extra years. It’s never too late to start!.
A Mediterranean diet comprises lots of fish, some meats, olive oil, nuts and antioxidant-rich vegetables and fruits. These foods are consumed without haste and often accompanies by a moderate amount of wine.
Foods of the Med.
Eat oily fish (sardines are particularly popular) plus white fish, seafood and poultry three of four times a week, reserving red meats as an occasional treat and avoiding processed meats as often as possible.
With fruit and vegetables, it’s a case of the more the better, especially if eaten raw, as they retain more nutrients than cooked, but eat as wide a variety as you can because each will have unique benefits. The Med diet isn’t big on cooked vegetables, preferring plentiful salads. Herbs are vegetables too – parsley, basil, oregano and mint are key ingredients in Mediterranean cooking. Olives and olive-based ingredients are well known for their health benefits.
A sunny climate helps a sunny disposition and happiness is another key ingredient to longer life.
So what if you feel a little lazy when it’s hot outside? A siesta and a dip in the pool is the perfect antidote – or air conditioning! The Mediterranean lifestyle is more evenly paced than the frenzied hustle and bustle of commuting to the city, less wear and tear on our minds and bodies. Less stress is the best medicine for a longer and richer life.
Warmer evenings usually mean that there is longer at the end of each day to enjoy fresh air, perhaps a stroll, which promotes a healthier lifestyle. In fact, we can’t think of a down-side.
In addition to all these lifestyle advantages, buying a luxury property from Designer Villas is incredible value compared with anything in the UK for a similar price. A better home and winter sunshine. What’s stopping you?