Mediterranean Diet: Key Takeaways for Your Healthiest Self

Today I wanted to share a bit about the principles of a MEDITERRANEAN, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DIET, which I personally apply a lot in my personal life, and recommend as a general starting point with most of my health coaching clients.

The Mediterranean diet is all about eating fresh, whole foods and keeping your heart healthy with tons of fiber and healthy fats.

It focuses on eating a wide variety of local produce, particularly colorful fruits and veggies packed with antioxidants. So it’s essentially a high-antioxidant and anti-inflammatory diet.

The BEST part about it is that it’s pretty relaxed and balanced. It encourages eating all food groups, drinking your water, even occasional coffee, red wine and dark chocolate are totally OK. Then accompanying these foods with a lifestyle of plenty exercise, time with family and friends, time in nature, and of course, promotes ENJOYING YOUR FOOD. (Think of the Italians and Greeks!). Not too complicated.

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Want to Feel Lighter and Healthier? Keep Your Gut Healthy!

Most people know this is a topic dear to my heart.  I have suffered from digestive issues for as long as I can remember, and so have spent most of my focus within my nutrition studies on learning about improving digestion.  And it always leads me to the same place... to learning more about the human gut and its overall importance.  Because it all starts there.  

I won't bore you with too many details, but I do want to share just a few data points and some applicable tips to start incorporating now!

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