When you think about Mediterranean Cuisine, you think about pizza, lasagna, steak fritters… but this doesn’t exactly fit into any healthy dietary plans advertised as “Mediterranean.” The reality is that a true Mediterranean diet consists mainly of vegetables, fruits, seafood, grilled protein, olive oil, grains, and other foods that help fight against heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes and cognitive decline. It’s a diet worth chasing; making switch from pepperoni and pasta to fish and kebabs may take some effort, but you could soon be on a path to healthier and longer life.
There has been a lot of talk recently, about whether fat or sugar is the worst offender when it comes to our diets. By focusing on individual dietary components it’s easy to miss the bigger picture. While it’s important to understand how different foods and nutrients affect our health, a whole diet approach offers a more helpful way of looking at our eating habits and choices. A typical Mediterranean cuisine includes lots of vegetables, fruits, beans, grains and grilled proteins. It also, contains moderate amounts of fish, white meat and some dairy produce. It’s the combination of all these elements, that seems to bring health benefits, but one of the key aspects is the inclusion of healthy fats.
Olive oil, which is a monounsaturated fat, is most commonly associated with the Mediterranean diet, but polyunsaturated fats are also present in nuts, seeds and oily fish.
Maza Mediterranean Grill, Las Vegas opened in 2014 and since the day they opened, their main goal has been serving their customers with the freshest, healthiest and the best food that they could have. All food they serve is homemade and picked with care. While, choosing the ingredients on the menu they strictly stick to the Mediterranean diet for their customer to show that healthy food can be delicious.