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Mediterranean Moment: Travel with your tastebuds

Did you know that travelling with your tastebuds and eating healthy meals from dream destinations can help improve your overall health and wellbeing?

Mediterranean Moment: Travel with your tastebuds

Did you know that travelling with your tastebuds and eating healthy meals from dream destinations can help improve your overall health and wellbeing?

Mediterranean shopping list

  • Fish
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Olive oil
  • Nuts
  • Beans
  • Wine

Did you know that travelling with your tastebuds can help improve your overall health and wellbeing?

One of the most nutritious – and delicious – dietary destinations is the magical Mediterranean region. Studies support the overwhelming benefits of the traditional cuisine of Crete, Greece, and Southern Italy.

The primarily plant-based diet has an emphasis on whole foods such as grains, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, herbs, spices, and fruits. Fish and olive oil are also features of the Mediterranean diet, with a small amount of dairy also encouraged.

Just a few tasty tweaks to your daily diet can make a dramatic difference to your overall wellbeing and brain health so consider swapping out white grains for healthier options like brown rice, wholemeal noodles or quinoa.

According to a Harvard School of Public Health study, women who followed a Mediterranean-type eating pattern were 46% more likely to age more healthily.

The freshness of the food was also deemed a positive, so try to steer clear of regularly indulging in highly processed meals.

Medical experts also suggest sharing food with family or friends and eating slowly to taste and appreciate the flavour also contribute to the better health and well-being benefits of the Mediterranean diet.

Experts recommend filling your plate with the following staples: fish, fruits and vegetables, olive oil, nuts, beans & wine.

If you need some inspo, try Masterchef fan favourite Conor Curran’s brain-healthy Greek Salad

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