The Health Benefits of Eating Mediterranean Cuisine

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  • By admin
  • 14 April,2023

Not only in our restaurant but globally, Mediterranean cuisine has gained widespread popularity. The main reason for its growing popularity is the fresh, beautiful flavors that are always available in its various dishes.  

Apart from that, another reason why it is fast gaining popularity all over the world is due to the wide range of health benefits that are associated with the Mediterranean diet. That is why most leading restaurants, despite their unparalleled expertise in their respective domains, are also trying to venture into Mediterranean cuisine.  

We can cite our example. Our regulars enjoy the Middle Eastern food that we serve. But many of them have shown interest in trying our Mediterranean dishes. In this article, we are providing you with a quick guide to the diverse health benefits of the much-loved region’s cuisine.  

The Beginning  

The basic foundation of Mediterranean cuisine lies in its whole approach to eating. Instead of trying to get rid of specific things like carbs or sugar, the Mediterranean diet encourages a much more balanced approach that includes a variety of foods from all of the food groups.  

  • A few times a month – Red meat is consumed mostly in small quantities in the Mediterranean as it is richer in fat content if compared with poultry. Moreover, sweets and desserts are not avoided totally. However, they are only consumed a few times a month.  
  • A few times a week – Eggs, fish, yogurt, cheese, and poultry are included in the diet in moderation. They are consumed only a few times a week.  
  • Daily – The Mediterranean diet is extremely rich in fruits, vegetables, potatoes, whole grains, legumes, olive oil, nuts, and seeds. These are the main components that have been included in the cuisine daily. Even mouth-watering Middle Eastern dishes have also incorporated these components into their preparation.  

The Benefits  

There are multiple health benefits associated with Mediterranean cuisine, as every element of the diet provides us with an abundant source of necessary vitamins and nutrients, which are as follows:  

  1. Olive oil – It is preferred as a healthy mono-unsaturated fat.   
  1. Fruit and vegetables – These are extremely rich in fiber, antioxidants, and vitamin C.  
  1. Nuts and seeds – They are rich in protein, fiber, vitamins, and other sources of unsaturated fats.   
  1. Wholegrain legumes – They are an amazing source of protein, carbohydrates, fiber, and vitamins.  
  1. Fish – It happens to be a low-in-fat source of protein, with oily fish comprising omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A and D.  
  1. Meat – They are high in protein, vitamins, and minerals. However, red meat has a higher fat content compared to white meat.  
  1. Dairy – It is an amazing source of calcium, protein, and vitamins A and B12. However, it is high in saturated fats.  

The Mediterranean diet is linked to a lower risk of diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, bowel problems, and cancer. This is because Mediterranean food is a great source of all of the nutrients listed above.  

Additional Perks  

A genuine Mediterranean lifestyle also includes the ultimate liberty of enjoying a glass of red wine with your meal once a day. The popular alcoholic beverage in our Middle Eastern restaurant also has a lot of health benefits, like protection against heart disease because of its antioxidants and anti-inflammatory qualities.  


So, for the sake of your health, now is the best time for you to try living the Mediterranean way by opting for Mediterranean food in Glendora and other locations. You can also learn ways to recreate authentic cuisine at home and enjoy your dishes with a well-deserved glass of red wine.  

The best place to try delicious Mediterranean dishes is our restaurant. Our state-of-the-art ambience will make you feel at home.

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