A Mediterranean State of Mind

Diet fads come and go, but one of the few with staying power has been the Mediterranean Diet: emphasizing fresh, seasonal ingredients flavored simply with olive oil and herbs, plenty of seafood, vegetables and fruit, not much red meat or processed food.

 But it’s not just what you eat, but how you eat, according to dietitian and writer Ellie Krieger. She points out that in Italy, paying attention to good food is central to the way of life; there’s no word for “foodie” there, because it applies to everyone. She also advises following Italians’ cue and eating seasonally, savoring meals rather than rushing through them, and paying attention to how food makes you feel, not only how it tastes.

 Read more at the Washington Post.

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