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The Mediterranean Diet

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

A diet you can live with that works

This book explains in easily understandable language how embracing the traditional Mediterranean diet and lifestyle will help you realize your potential for health and longevity. The authors provide a good deal of information about each food category as we...
This book explains in easily understandable language how embracing the traditional Mediterranean diet and lifestyle will help you realize your potential for health and longevity. The authors provide a good deal of information about each food category as well as practical guidelines for improving your well-being and quality of life. They discuss the importance of eating vegetables┬┐the heart and soul of the Mediterranean diet┬┐and what makes them so valuable. They also encourage you to eat more fish and impart useful tips to help you reduce your consumption of meat and shift to a more plant-based diet. Their eating plan is bolstered by an emphasis on the necessity of exercise, and they offer suggestions for fitting it into your day. They also point out the dangers of chronic stress and provide some techniques for managing and reducing it. You will never be bored with the Mediterranean diet, which boasts enormous diversity and is filled with satisfying, delicious dishes. To get you started, the book includes around twenty recipes and a menu plan to furnish inspiration and guidance. Beyond the dishes themselves lies a philosophy: life is to be savored, and food is a glorious expression of life. Meals are gatherings of people who genuinely want to spend time together, not inconvenient social obligations to be suffered through. As the authors remind us, the quality of the food as well as the manner and spirit in which it is handled are reflections of the quality of our lives. Handled and consumed with reverence, Mediterranean food is a celebration of life itself, a point also made in another book I strongly recommend: Sonia Uvezian's 'Recipes and Remembrances from an Eastern Mediterranean Kitchen,' which features recipes for hundreds of healthful and mouthwatering dishes. This volume has become a fixture in my kitchen, and I greatly enjoy reading and cooking from it.

posted by Anonymous on August 6, 2002

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4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Quality of the text on eReader on my iPad is terrible

The clarity of this book on eReader on my iPad is unacceptable.

posted by 3392208 on May 7, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    Not what I wanted

    I had hoped for a visual presentation/recipes and ideas to create mediterranean diet dishes, I have since returned this book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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