“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” says author and journalist Michael Pollan to the complex question of what to eat for health. Study after study confirms the multiple benefits of the Mediterranean diet, based on fruit, vegetables nuts, beans, cereal grains, herbs, olive oil and fish. Conversely, enjoying a healthy diet is also about what NOT to eat! Here are some useful tips how to incorporate plant foods into your daily diet.
How to Eat the Mediterranean Way on a Budget
By Rachel Berman from Mediterranean Diet For Dummies
The Mediterranean diet won’t break the bank, even though in most parts of the country, fresh seafood is a costlier alternative to hamburger; leaner cuts of meat are typically more expensive than fattier ones; and fresh stuff — fresh cheeses, fresh produce, fresh herbs, and so on — is both more expensive and more perishable than the canned, frozen, and prepackaged counterparts.
If the only change you were to make is to swap foods from one diet to the other, you’d suffer sticker shock.
But if you embrace all the principles of the Mediterranean diet — eating smaller portion sizes, using unprocessed foods and whole grains, and taking time to savor your meals and your life — you may very well discover that you can eat just as economically on the Mediterranean diet as you can on your current diet and reap the benefits that come with being healthier.