In The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, best-selling ketogenic author Martina Slajerova presents a keto-optimised refinement of the worlds superdiet.
The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook is your guidebook to the ultimate superdiet, an optimised keto diet that emphasises a diversity of fish and plant oils and a rainbow of colourful vegetables-with 100 delicious recipes for everything from snacks to dinner.
The Mediterranean diet has long been touted as one of the worlds healthiest diets, renowned for its ameliorative effects on heart disease, cancer, and other chronic illnesses. However, its heavy inclusion of grains and carbohydrates is a drawback for many. Also shown to have many health benefits, the ketogenic diet stimulates the fat-burning state of ketosis by limiting carbs and emphasising high-fat foods, including dairy and meat, some of which are high in saturated fat. While the keto diet is about the proportion of macronutrients (fats,protein, carbohydrates) in the food you eat, the Mediterranean diet is about specific food types: seafood, colourful fruits and vegetables, olive oil, and other anti-inflammatory foods. This book is about living and eating at the intersection of these complementary diets so you can reap the benefits of both while minimising the pitfalls of each.
While both diets advocate significant amounts of healthy fats and protein, the new Mediterranean approach to Keto significantly shifts the fat profile of the diet. Instead of leaning heavily toward meat, dairy, and animal sources like red meat, bacon, and butter to hit the required fat macros, in this new Mediterranean diet, fat is sourced primarily from fish oils and plant sources such as olive, nut, and coconut oils. This yields a better omega-3 and vitamin D profile. The Mediterranean approach is also more inclusive of colourful vegetables, which yields a better micronutrient profile and higher fibre content. The result is an enhanced Mediterranean diet that stokes metabolism, supports the gut and microbiome, and is anti-inflammatory, anti-ageing, and nutrient-dense.
With The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, you'll learn how to balance your macronutrients, what foods are considered the new Mediterranean superfoods, and make tasty dishes to keep you satisfied all day.
Martina Slajerova is a health and food blogger living in the United Kingdom. She is the best-selling author of The KetoDiet Cookbook, Sweet and Savory Fat Bombs, Beginners KetoDiet Cookbook, Quick Keto Meals in 30 Minutes or Less, Keto Slow Cooker & One-Pot Meals, The Keto All Day Cookbook, Super Low-Carb Snacks, and Keto Simple. A firm believer in low-carb living, Martina discovered the ketogenic diet after being diagnosed with Hashimotos Disease in 2011. Frustrated with the lack of practical resources, Martina created the KetoDiet app and blog to help others live the ketogenic lifestyle successfully. A science geek at heart, Martina incorporates the latest research as well as firsthand experience into her advice. When creating recipes, she focuses not just on carb count, but on creating delicious, healthy recipes that are free of processed ingredients, unhealthy vegetable oils, and artificial sweeteners. Today her blog posts reach hundreds of thousands of people and her work has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Huffpost Healthy Living, BuzzFeed, as well as dozens of other low-carb media and outlets.
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