In This Chapter
Giving up salt
Switching to whole grains
Substituting fish and poultry for meat
Using olive oil in place of butter
Enjoying vegetables throughout the day
Switching to fruits instead of cakes
You may think that giving up the diet you’ve followed all your life in favor of the Mediterranean diet requires a major upheaval in your lifestyle. The process may not be simple, but we guarantee you aren’t giving up good taste. We know you’ll enjoy the diet — and your blood glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight will all take a turn for the better. In this chapter, you find ten ways to go from your current diet to the Mediterranean diet.
Most people eat too much salt. Just reducing the salt in your diet will help to bring down your blood pressure, but you may complain ...