Mediterranean Diet Other Considerations

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Anyone who would like to try the Mediterranean diet, should also be aware of the following that may have an impact on their decision to try this diet:

  • The diet involves drinking moderate amounts of red wine, but fresh, organic grape juice can be substituted instead for people who do not drink red wine
  • Pregnant & lactating women – seek advice before trying this diet
  • Suitability of this diet for children is not known
The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthier diets that may have significant benefits in reducing risk for heart disease and cancer

Explanation of Other Considerations

  1. People who do not drink alcohol at all, may have to find other ways to get the antioxidant effects – such as organic dark grape juice and organic dark grapes, while people who normally drink other alcoholic beverages may find it difficult to adjust to just drinking only red wine
  2. There are very specific nutrition guidelines for pregnant and lactating women and this diet is not specially made for these groups of women, who have special nutrient requirements and who should seek professional medical advice if they would like to try this diet
  3. The suitability of this diet diet for children is not known, so individual advice from a medical professional be sought to ascertain if the mediterranean diet is suitable for any child

 

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