One of my wonderful readers suggested the topic for today’s post, and I’m very excited to address it! I’m tackling the topic of diet and bone health, particularly from a Mediterranean diet point of view. Thankfully, there is quite a bit that we can do to protect our bones from getting weaker over time.
One of the biggest barriers to eating well on a budget is the “tiredness factor”. Sometimes (often), I come home from work so tired that all I want to do is sit on the couch with Jeremy and watch Netflix or read a book. Chopping, prepping, stirring, and heating all sound nearly impossible to me on those days. Jeremy is super sweet and always willing to help out, but I know that he’s exhausted on those days, too!
Breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day, right? The only problem is that morning is also the busiest time of day for a lot of us, meaning that breakfast can become a bit of an afterthought.
When it comes to breakfast, I’m all about making sure my meal tastes great (this should go without saying, but sadly in this day in age, it doesn’t.), is easy and quick to prepare (I’m not a morning person), and aligns with the Mediterranean diet.
If you get a room full of nutritionists, health coaches, doctors, and nutrition researchers, they might not agree on much about nutrition (which is what makes nutrition so confusing!!), but I can assure that they will agree on one thing: if we want to feel better and nourish our bodies, we need to eat more vegetables!
I want to tell you about the diet that I believe is the absolute best and that my husband and I follow on a daily basis. I consider the Mediterranean diet to be the most research-supported diet out there for nearly everyone. I believe that this is because it is highly anti-inflammatory, and inflammation is a root cause of many (if not most) of our chronic health problems.