How a Mediterranean Diet Meal Kit Can Support the Healthiest Version of You

When U.S News and World Reports issued their list of best diets early in 2018, we weren’t surprised to see that the Mediterranean diet came out on top. While it’s hard to see the downside of a diet based on fresh produce, seafood, whole grains, and plenty of olive oil, we think the real success of the Mediterranean way of eating lies in how it recognizes the deep connection between food and pleasure, by encouraging us all to slow down, share meals with people we care about, and enjoy our food. 

Unlike traditional weight loss plans, the Mediterranean diet doesn’t ask you to count calories or stay away from carbs. In fact, it seems weird to even call it a diet. The Mediterranean diet is not something you do for a few weeks when you’re hoping to drop ten pounds. Instead, it sets you up for a lifetime of great eating by pointing you to some of the healthiest foods on the planet and encouraging you to enjoy what you eat. 

It’s low in saturated fat and high in fiber, and while fat may account for up to 40 percent of daily calories, much of it comes from olive oil, which is unsaturated. The rest of the diet consists of small amounts of cheese, yogurt, fish, poultry, and eggs. Red meat is consumed only on occasion, red wine is allowed in small amounts—typically with meals—and regular physical activity is a part of daily life.

The real news is how well the Mediterranean Diet supports your overall health.

Research shows that that the Mediterranean diet can: 

  • Help prevent heart disease and strokes.
  • Slow the negative effects of aging.
  • Help with weight management. 
  • Improve rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Reduce the risk of diabetes and various types of cancer.

To enjoy the benefits of the Mediterranean diet:

Sun Basket’s Mediterranean Meal plan delivers Mediterranean Diet-friendly recipes right to your door, giving you more time to enjoy the healthiest food with friends and family, and even take an after-dinner stroll.