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10 benefits of the Mediterranean diet


The Mediterranean diet is one of the most complete, balanced and healthy diets that exist. The Mediterranean diet has multiple benefits, so from Saona we have highlighted 10 of the most important:


  1. It prevents premature aging of cells, since it is a diet rich in antioxidants due to the amount of vitamins contained in the foods ingested. This contributes to reduce the risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases and cognitive impairment associated with aging.
  2. Improved functioning of various organs, such as the kidney and heart.
  3. Reduces the consumption of preservatives and additives.
  4. The intake of olive oil and omega 3 fats are two regulators of our organism that actively participate in the elimination of waste and toxins from our body, in addition to preventing the appearance of breast and colon cancer.
  5. Reduces the likelihood of Parkinson's disease.
  6. It prevents diabetes because a diet rich in complex carbohydrates and olive oil helps regulate glucose levels in the body.
  7. Prevents obesity and cardiovascular diseases as it helps to reduce triglyceride levels in the blood.
  8. It increases cerebrovascular protection against diseases such as multiple sclerosis and reduces bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol, thanks to the inclusion in the diet of products such as oily fish, vegetables, nuts, such as walnuts or soybeans.
  9. It improves lifeexpectancy. It has also been shown that the mortality rate from cancer is lower among those who practice it than in the countries of northern Europe or America, which tend to abuse more fast food, convenience foods and fats.
  10. It helps to control weight and increase the feeling of physical well-being, the variety of the Mediterranean diet and the low caloric intake, if combined with regular exercise, contributes to be in top physical shape.

Both the daily menu and the Menu of Saona restaurants are based on a 100% Mediterranean diet and their dishes are made with local, seasonal and quality products. Therefore, with our gastronomic proposals we want to promote the Mediterranean diet and a lifestyle.

Need more reasons to include Mediterranean dishes in your diet? Come to Saona and practice a healthy lifestyle!