Why is the Mediterranean diet so popular?

We’ve all heard that a Mediterranean diet is renowned for being a healthy one, and with so many options on the market, you might be wondering – why is this diet so popular? What does it consist of? And what are the benefits? Keep reading, as I’m here to enlighten you…

Mediterranean diet basil and tomatoes
Mediterranean diet basil and tomatoes


The vast variety of food within a Mediterranean diet is one of the reasons why it is so popular. It consists of lots of fruits, vegetables, beans, cereals and moderate amounts of fish and white meat. The combination of healthy fats and must have vitamins and minerals, bring a range of health and beauty benefits to your life.

Health benefits

Based on all the different nutritious foods within this South European diet, it goes without saying that there is a whole load of health benefits! Here are just a few:

  • Improved quality of life
  • Lowered risk of diseases such as heart disease and …?
  • Healthier mind – a lot of the ingredients are great brain food!

Beauty benefits

Yes, it’s true! Let’s take olive oil as an example. It’s used in a whole range of beauty products on the market, so we already know it’s great for our skin. But including it in our diet can benefit our skin just as much! Olive Oil is rich in vitamins A and E, both which protect the surface of your skin from sun damage!

It also benefits our hair. The combination of healthy fats and olive oil, hydrate and give lasting shine to your hair – you’re welcome ladies!

Your own Mediterranean style diet

It really is possible to cook up your Mediterranean diet – even being so far from the Mediterranean itself! All of food is on offer at the supermarket and even local markets are fantastic and cheap too. You can often find frozen vegetables and fish which is a great way of saving time and money.

You could also try the new Mediterranean-themed restaurant at SbN, Medana Lunch at The Gallery. The menu selection on offer is inspired by the region and will give you a heads up to how tasty and budget friendly this diet really is.

Have I swayed you to the Mediterranean way of eating yet?

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