Recently, I found an article about the Mediterranean diet at www.sciencedaily.com. For those of you who don’t know, the Mediterranean diet originates from the countries surrounding the Mediterranean sea in Europe. “Mediterranean diet consist(s) of fish oil, olive oil, fish meal, butter, eggs, black and garbanzo bean flour, wheat flour, vegetable juice, fruit puree and sucrose.” (ScienceDaily) Meals made for this diet are usually higher in healthier fats than the typical Western diet that most domestic students are accustomed to in Canada. This diet boosts energy and, in turn, confidence, as you may not feel full and bloated after eating. Exercise is easy to add into a daily schedule as this “diet” isn’t really a diet, it’s a number of healthy choices compiled into your regular meals. The fats (olive oil, butter, eggs) mean that you will be eating less junk and fewer greasy foods because you won’t be craving them anymore. You’ll find yourself turning to chicken/fish or any kind of protein, and vegetables for lunch and dinner. These choices are the best for your stomach, according to ScienceDaily. It increases the good bacteria in your stomach and allows for better digestion.
To a large number of students, summer means vacation, sun, and relaxation. The summer months offer tons of beautiful weather to enjoy. This also means there has been a shift in the meals students eat. The summer is the best time to switch to a healthier diet. It has a plethora of delicious ingredients. Chicken souvlaki is my go-to dinner (but you can use souvlaki marinade with anything) and it majorly utilizes summer ingredients in the salad. Here is the recipe that you can use, or even play with a little — www.gimmesomeoven.com/chicken-souvlaki. Hopefully this meal will lead to healthy eating choices for the rest of your summer semester.
— Piper (Active KSA)