When you consciously decide that you will stick to a diet that focuses on eating healthy, you will observe that it is not as difficult as people may make it sound. Yes, you need to convince yourself, but that is all it takes.
You can literally eat healthy at any place in the world, if you stick to it. I am not going to waste time on discussing the benefits of healthy eating, and straight away dive into the tips straight from the diet-book of the Spanish people.
Now the secret of why all the Spanish people are fit and healthy will no more be a secret! Let’s begin.
The most significant secret behind the good health of Spanish people is that they avoid all sorts of processed can foods and other foods of similar type. So, if you also wish to brag a slim body, start eating healthy and cook all your dishes from raw. The more you try to include this in your daily lifestyle, that is, your day to day meals, the better and healthier it would be.
Apart from that, eat fresh fruits and vegetables at every meal. They should not only be a part of your main dish but you can also snack on them or consume as side dishes.
Fish (not red meat)
Red meat can be one of your favorite dishes out there, but we all know it is not beneficial for your health in the long run. Here’s what you need to do, to get rid of the harmful effects – Don’t let red and cured meat be your last option, instead use seafood. It is a very apt replacement of the same and is comparatively healthier.
Plus, Spain is known for its rich seafood culture, involving octopus, anchovies and other options. Devouring on red meat once in a couple of weeks is fine but refrain from including it in your daily routine.
We are all aware of the amazing health benefits that Olive oil has to offer. So, why not leverage from it? Add olive oil to your foods. It can either be in cooked form as you prepare your food in it. Or even raw as you season your salad or other side dishes with it.
However, the best way to infuse olive oil into your daily diet is to replace your oils and butter with the same. You will get to know the various uses of olive oil from this Spanish beauty blog.
Most of us have sugar cravings atleast once a week. Don’t worry, I am will not ask you to run from it, because Spanish people don’t believe in diets. However, instead of treating yourself with sugar-filled pastries and other fats, pick healthier options to satisfy your sweet tooth.
For instance, savoring on fruit-based or nut-based desserts would not only satisfy your craving but will also benefit your health in the long run than the average dessert. Thus, instead of trying to fight off hankering, try everything in moderation.
Even though your diet plays a very crucial role in maintaining good health, it is not the only aspect. Mediterranean people have a very active lifestyle, one of the reasons why they are all fit. While they promote physical fitness, they don’t necessarily encourage gymming.
You can make tiny little changes in your daily lifestyle to incorporate more physical movements. For instance, going out for morning or evening walks, shifting to stairs instead of the elevator, or even some free-hand exercise back at home. You can also cycle to your workplace, if it’s nearby.
What makes the Mediterranean diet different and better from other diets is not just its food components, but also how these people dine. They savour every bite, enjoy their food and dinner time with family and friends.
You may call it their tradition but they enjoy food communally. Now, ask yourself, when was the last time all your family members sat together to eat? Well, there’s a reason why Mediterranean diet has been awarded as the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Designation.
Now that you know the secret, what’s the wait worth for? Go grab your friends, prepare some lip-smacking dishes and relish it together!