From the Etruscans to the Romans to the Renaissance, Tuscany is one of the greatest destinations to appreciate art. Beautiful Tuscany is filled with extraordinary paintings and frescoes to amazing sculptures. Tuscany is certainly a feast for the eyes, but this post is more about the food – yes, I am in love with the way Tuscans enjoy food, known as the Mediterranean Diet.
What is the Mediterranean Diet?
The Mediterranean diet incorporates all the basics of healthy eating, along with flavorful olive oil and glass (or two) of red wine.
Most healthy diets include fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains, and limit unhealthy fats. While these parts of a healthy diet remain as “standards” subtle variations of certain foods may make a difference in your risk of heart disease.
Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet:
Research has shown that the traditional Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease. In fact, a recent analysis of more than 1.5 million healthy adults demonstrated that following a Mediterranean diet was associated with a reduced risk of overall and cardiovascular mortality, a reduced incidence of cancer and cancer mortality, and a reduced incidence of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.
Want to learn first hand what the Mediterranean Diet is?
Join us for a very unique adventure – a Tuscan trip of a lifetime called “Learn to live the Mediterranean Diet: MyVerdure.” This trip combines nutritional coaching, hands-on cooking classes, walking, yoga and/or biking and so much more – and it all begins this September in Tuscany!
For all the tasty trip details, please see visit http://www.callistotours.com/trips/verdure.html
Hope to see you there!
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