Traditional Italian, Spanish and Greek fare, commonly known as ‘The Mediterranean diet’, has long been heralded as the optimum diet for modern man.
The main reason the Med diet is so effective is because of its simplicity.
Centred mainly on plant-based foods, the diet offers the body a consistent stream of fresh, natural food, as well as a reliable supply of lean proteins (i.e. fish and chicken) and healthy fats (i.e. olive oil and nuts).
1: It’s Incredible for your Heart
Time and again, studies prove that the Med diet offers major protection to your heart.
With heart disease a major killer in the West due to processed, fatty foods, the Med diet offers you an immediate solution.
One study has shown that followers of the Mediterranean diet were 47% less likely to develop heart disease than those who did not follow the diet at all.
2: It’s Excellent for Penile Health
There’s a certain reputation that goes with men of the Mediterranean and this is not just down to culture.
Healthy foods are essential for optimum sexual health and vitality, and with a host of fresh vegetables, fruits and lean meats, it’s not only your heart that benefits, with your penis also benefitting from better blood flow.
In an age of super-fast to access hardcore adult material online, give your penis a rest and start sending some love to the sexual realm of your life via your diet.
3: It’s Magic for Your Brain
Meals with fish, leafy greens, nuts, olive oil, and fruit increases the amount of protective vitamins and antioxidants like B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and polyphenols, according to Men’s Health.
Basically, this means your brain cells can function at optimum level and keep you fresh and firing all day.
So What Do You Eat?
Here is a typical Mediterranean meal day to give you some ideas:
Breakfast: Smoothie (kale, banana and spoonful of oatmeal), snack on nuts, enjoy a piece of fruit/ a salad of tomato, cucumber and a drizzle of high-quality olive oil.
Lunch: Spinach salad with red peppers, chickpeas and olive oil, lemon juice and fresh chopped parsley. A burrito with brown rice, black beans, chicken, chopped tomatoes, peppers and onions.
Dinner: Grilled salmon with vegetables and sweet potato.
Dinner x2: Chilli of red and green peppers, lean ground turkey breast and red kidney beans.