Introducing the Mediterranean Diet

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Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet is a heart healthy diet based off of a typical way of eating in the region surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. Countries like Spain, France, Italy, Greece, and Turkey all practice the general principles of this diet.  The Mediterranean region boasts lower rates of heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes as well as […]

The Med_pyramidMediterranean Diet is a heart healthy diet based off of a typical way of eating in the region surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. Countries like Spain, France, Italy, Greece, and Turkey all practice the general principles of this diet.  The Mediterranean region boasts lower rates of heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes as well as a longer life span.

The Mediterranean Diet has 10 simple steps to follow to be successful.

  1. Fruits & Vegetables: eat a wide variety of color and fill half of your plate with them. Consider drizzling your vegetables with olive oil.
  2. Whole Grains
  3. Olive oil is the primary source of fat. Also consider nuts, olives, and avocados.
  4. Dairy products consisting of a variety of cheeses and Greek yogurt.
  5. Fish and poultry in moderate amounts: have smaller amounts of meat (3 oz) and increase your intake of fish, especially heart healthy omega 3 fatty acid fish such as salmon & tuna.
  6. 4 whole eggs per week at most.
  7. Red meats in low to moderate amounts.
  8. Wine & water are the typical beverages. If you drink, do so in moderation.
  9. Maintain a well balanced lifestyle. The Mediterranean Diet emphasizes eating with friends and family and enjoying the pleasures of the table.
  10. Participate in an active lifestyle, looking for new and creative ways to be active. Exercise and move daily.
Registered Dietitians

Registered Dietitians

Compassionate, eager, enthusiastic, and diverse might be some of the words used to describe this talented group of women. This healthcare team has worked with a gamut of patients including those diagnosed with diabetes, taught classes for patients who have undergone open heart surgery, educated patients who are faced with the difficult decision to have life changing bariatric surgery, or have prescribed medical nutrition therapy for the critically ill. This group of dietitians are friends, mothers, wives, athletes, volunteers, and devoted professionals to the ever changing world of healthcare. Most of the dietitians went to colleges in the Midwest (MU, K State, Iowa State, and Ohio State) and have made their homes in Kansas City, both Missouri and Kansas. Our team mottos are, “Everything In Moderation” and “All foods fit.”

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