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The benefits of the Mediterranean Diet #hormelfamily

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Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

This year, I’ve been reading a lot about building a healthy lifestyle. There are so many ways you can be healthier, whether it is choosing between Clean Eating or the Paleo diet, adopting a vegetarian lifestyle, or following the Mediterranean Diet. It is important to choose a diet that you will be able to follow.

A recent study published by the New England Journal of Medicine found that the Mediterranean Diet decreases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and death from cardiovascular disease by 30 percent! Those who follow a Mediterranean Diet often replace red meats and sweets with a well balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, olive oil, nuts, whole grains, seafood, poultry and select diary products.

Health Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet

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I happen to love seafood, fruits, whole grains, and the like. It would be easy for me to survive living on Santorini surrounded by the beautiful blue water and healthy food choices. But, alas, I live on Cape Cod. That’s why I’ll be looking to the folks at Peloponnese® Mediterranean Foods to bring the flavors of Greece to me. These products are made from fresh natural ingredients that will allow me to easily create a Mediterranean meal at home.

Like most toddlers, The Boy is a dipper. One of his favorite dips is hummus. That’s why on our next trip to the grocery store, we’ll be looking for the Peloponnese® hummus spread. It be a perfect dip for him, and a great spread on a wrap with grilled chicken and spinach for me!

What is your favorite Mediterranean-inspired meal?

Disclosure: This post was written as part of my participation in the Hormel Foods Extended Blogger Program. While Hormel Foods provides me material and necessary resources to complete various activities, all statements and sentiment are my own.

About Emily

Combining her knack for storytelling and passion for creativity with a strong work ethic, Emily started Nap Time is My Time in November 2010. A self-taught photographer and home cook, she also loves DIY projects and crafts, drinking Margaritas and running half marathons. Married to her Texas-born husband since 2005, they live with their young son and dog on Cape Cod.

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