Health Benefits of Mediterranean Diet
The Mediterranean diet is a way of eating rather than a strict diet plan. This style of diet emphasizes foods such as fish, fruits, vegetables, beans, whole-grains, nuts, herbs and spices. All of these foods are rich with monounsaturated fat, fibre and omega 3 fatty acids. Meat, cheese, sugar and processed foods are as limited as possible. One of the other factors that make the Mediterranean diet unique and health-oriented is that it promotes physical activity.
This style of dieting is recommended by doctors such as OB/GYNs, functional medicine doctors and endocrinologists, for women who are trying to improve their hormonal health, especially the ones experiencing amenorrhea (loss of period), irregular cycles, peri-menopause and menopause. Our hormones are created from cholesterol, which we get when we consume foods high in Omega 3 fatty acids and because the Mediterranean diet revolves around good quality fatty acids, it is deemed by health care professionals to be one of the best nutrition approaches for female health. We need a certain amount of essential fatty acids on a daily basis in order to have healthy hormonal production.