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The Turkish diet is, like most Mediterranean diet, characterised by a high intake of fruits, vegetables, cereals and low intake of meat and dairy products. Also a high ratio of monounsaturated fatty acids, like olive oil.


Yogurt and cheese offer more sources of protein. Fortunately, you don’t have to travel to Turkey to enjoy its fabulous flavors. It’s easy to add this Mediterranean zest to your diet plan.

Of course Turkey has a lot more to offer, like cheap holidays, cheap houses and the South-West is an excellent region for sailing.

The Mediterranean diet, like the Turkish, has been proven to help you live longer, and is also associated with a lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Tomatoes, for example, consists the health-promoting antioxidant lycopene. This is a carotenoid that reduces cancer risk, especially prostate cancer.

Olive oil has been shown to have a beneficial effect on blood lipids and it also protect you from heart disease. Consumption of olive oil lowers your blood pressure. An other item commonly found in Mediterranean dishes is garlic.

Garlic may help prevent blood clots, lower your cholesterol level, and protect you against cancer. The Turkish diet also includes moderate amounts of wine. A lot of researchers think this may account for Mediterranean s' healthy hearts.

For men moderation is two glasses per day, for women moderation is one glass per day.

For all these reasons the Turkish Diet is healthier than the North European and American diet.

Enjoy the healthy Mediterranean Diet in Turkey

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