For years the Mediterranean diet has been one of the most studied and effective diets to follow in order to achieve a healthy and balanced diet.
The Mediterranean diet is rich in fruit, vegetables, complex carbs and sources of health fats in particular Omega 3s. Omega 3s can be sourced from oily fish, eggs, fortified dairy products, avocado, nuts and seeds. If lacking in your diet it can also be derived from supplements such as cod liver oil.
Omega 3’s help with brain development, reducing overall cholesterol and has heart protective properties. Including sources of omega 3 in the diet is very important for ongoing health and wellbeing.
Ideally you should aim to have oily fish 2-3 times a week to meet your recommended omega 3 needs. If you want to bring together many of the great benefits of the Mediterranean diet, look no further than this salmon risoni recipe.