Make The Mediterranean Diet Your New Year’s Resolution

Healthy Living Using Olive Oil

Start Your 2024 Wellness Journey The Mediterranean Way

Updated December 23rd 2023

New Year Wellness With Extra Virgin Olive Oil
New Year Wellness With Extra Virgin Olive Oil

When it comes to making Wellness options for the new year ahead, there can be few better choices than embracing The Mediterranean Diet – packed full of healthy fats and polyphenols.

If you’re looking for a healthier lifestyle in the new year, why not make the Mediterranean Diet your number one wellness resolution? This wholesome way of eating is full of beneficial ingredients like healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants which can reduce your risk of diseases and lead to improved long-term health.

Unlike restrictive diets that leave you feeling deprived, the Mediterranean diet consists of healthy meals that are delicious and satisfying. Additionally, research has found that it leads to increased energy levels and lower cholesterol. If you want to kick-start a healthier lifestyle in 2024, getting started with the Mediterranean diet is a great choice!

We loved this report from which reminds us that the simplicity of The Mediterranean Diet is it’s secret weapon!

Nutrition Expert Dr. Solmaz Amirnazmi of Summit Medical Group Livingston explains:

“There’s nothing radical about this way of eating, except that it makes you feel ‘radically good.”

Dr. Solmaz Amirnazmi of Summit Medical Group Livingston

Dr Solmaz explains that, to follow the Mediterranean Diet, aim to base meals on fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, nuts and whole grains. Use healthy fats like extra virgin olive oil instead of unhealthy saturated fats like butter.

“This diet does not exclude any food groups but places an emphasis on an abundance of plant-based ingredients. It is not necessarily non-meat. Also, fish is eaten on a regular basis in the Mediterranean diet,” says Dr. Amirnazmi.

“This is a satisfying, convenient way of eating, and of life. You will feel the benefits in energy and vitality, and most importantly, take a step toward controlling your life,” says Dr. Amirnazmi.

Get Ready To Start Your New Year With The Mediterranean Diet

To start your New Year’s Mediterranean Diet, Dr. Amirnazmi suggests stocking up on fresh fruits, veggies, nuts, legumes, seeds, spices, herbs and olive oil.

The internet is full of tips and plant-based recipes to help you get started. You can also find ways to create meals with more Mediterranean diet ingredients by looking at Morocco Gold’s recipe pages here.

Key Ingredients For A New Year Mediterranean Larder

Mediterranean Diet With Olive Oil
Mediterranean Diet With Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Stocking a Mediterranean larder is the perfect way to enjoy all the nutritious goodness of the Mediterranean diet. Start with key ingredients like a quality extra virgin olive oil, garlic, and herbs – these are absolutely essential due to their use in mediterranean cooking as well as their health benefits.

Next, add colorful vegetables like onions, tomatoes, bell peppers and artichokes; these are versatile and great for adding flavor. Make sure you also have healthy grains such as whole wheat pasta or quinoa on hand for hearty side dishes; many mediterranean recipes incorporate these ingredients into main dishes.

Lastly, top off your Mediterranean larder with some delicious canned fish such as tuna or sardines. With this collection of mediterranean-style basics in your pantry, you can create a world of tasty and nourishing meals!

And Remember, The Mediterranean Diet Is About Lifestyle Too!

The Mediterranean diet is much more than just healthy meal planning; it emphasizes holistic wellbeing and promotes an active lifestyle. Those who adhere to the mediterranean diet don’t just focus on specific food categories and portions, but instead strive to create healthy habits that promote wellbeing and wellness. This includes focusing on physical activity, such as walking or cycling, and creating community-centric meals where family and friends gather around the table for conversation. All of this is done in order to emphasize balance in life, which contributes to better mental health, overall happiness, and physical vitality.

So if you’re interested in trying out a Mediterranean lifestyle, go ahead and give it a go – you’ll quickly notice how good it feels to live the Mediterranean this new year.