One of the healthiest diets in the world

The Mediterranean Diet is often called the most healthiest diet in the world. I’m sure many of you have heard about it on the news or read about the Mediterranean Diet in magazines, but still aren’t exactly sure what it is, so I thought I’d share a primer with you.

The Mediterranean Diet is more than a diet, it’s a style of living. In Italy, Spain, Greece and the surrounding areas of the Mediterranean Basin, it’s a natural way of life. Key factors of this lifestyle include: a heightened level of daily activity, an “anti stress” attitude and Mediterranean nutrition, which incorporates the following:

• high consumption of virgin olive oil
• high intake of vegetables, fruits and legumes
• non-refined carbohydrates (portions to be adjusted to physical activity)
• consumption of fish, specially oily fish, three to four times a week
• consumption of milk, cheese and yogurt (but do keep an eye on the saturated fats of the dairy products — don’t overdo it)
• three or four eggs per week
• moderate consumption of meat and saturated fats
• one or two small glasses of wine a day, preferably red (white wine and beer can be used as alternatives)
• eat nuts as a healthy snack

People who live the Mediterranean Diet have a 70% more of expectancy of life and a 80% of better quality life — sounds fabulous, doesn’t it? Which leads me to ask — how would you like to learn to live the Mediterranean Diet for the rest of your life? Better yet, learn it in beautiful Tuscany?

Well you can! This September I am hosting a unique hands-on culinary travel experience called MyVerdure, developed by The Scrumptious Pantry and Callisto Tours to compliment the best of Tuscan history, culture and food through farm visits, cooking lessons, exercise and sightseeing.

MyVerdure is a once-in-a-lifetime vacation like no other, combining nutritional coaching, hands-on cooking classes, walking, yoga and/or biking and so much more! You’ll be learning the true Mediterranean way in bellissimo Italy — even better, this culinary adventure does not end when the plane lands — we’ll be personally coaching you when you’re back home.

For all the delicious details, please see my previous post or visit

Hope to see you in Tuscany — in the meantime, please share — do you incorporate any of the Mediterranean Diet elements into your life?

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