Mediterranean Diet & Healthy Seafood Fats

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Kefalonia Fisheries / Mediterranean Diet and Healthy Seafood Fats

Health and wellbeing

The Mediterranean diet is a diet inspired by the eating habits of Greece, Southern Italy, and Spain in the 1940's and 1950's.

The discovery of the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet is attributed to the American scientist Ancel Keys of the University of Minnesota School of Power, who pointed out the correlation between cardiovascular disease and diet for the first time.

The principal aspects of this diet include proportionally high consumption of olive oil, legumes, unrefined cereals, fruits, and vegetables, moderate to high consumption of fish, moderate consumption of dairy products (mostly as cheese and yogurt), moderate wine consumption.

The Mediterranean diet involves a set of skills, knowledge, rituals, symbols and traditions concerning crops, harvesting, fishing, animal husbandry, conservation, processing, cooking and particularly the sharing and consumption of food.

Eating together is the foundation of the cultural identity and continuity of communities throughout the Mediterranean basin. It is a moment of social exchange and communication, an affirmation and renewal of family, group or community identity.

Healthy fats

The focus of the Mediterranean diet isn't on limiting total fat consumption, but rather to make wise choices about the types of fat you eat. The Mediterranean diet discourages saturated fats and hydrogenated oils (trans fats), both of which contribute to heart disease.

Omega-3 fatty acids (polyunsaturated fats) lower triglycerides, decrease blood clotting, are associated with decreased sudden heart attack, improve the health of blood vessels, and help moderate blood pressure.

Kefalonia Sea Bass and Sea Bream being rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids are a delicious option for healthy eating, healthy living.