It is well established that a Mediterranean style diet can reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes. Now, new evidence suggests that this pattern of eating also reduces the risk of depression too, with those who follow the diet experiencing a significant reduction in symptom severity.
Inspired by this fascinating new research, dietitian Paula Mee outlines a healthy eating plan based on the Mediterranean diet that is rich in healthy fats, whole-grain, unrefined carbs, and proteins. With nearly 90 easy-to-prepare recipes included, Mediterranean Mood Food shows that you can stay in great shape physically and mentally while still enjoying delicious food. Covering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, recipes include:
- Spinach, feta, and egg bake
- Butter bean, garlic, and dill dip
- Sweet potato frittata
- Beetroot, basil, and toasted hazelnut salad
- Smoked chicken, mango, and avocado salad
- Garlic, tomato, and mozzarella pizza
- White fish and fennel gratin
- Lamb tagine with apricots, almonds, and mint
- Baked nectarines with almonds and marsala
Paula's style is clear and straightforward, translating complex topics into easy to understand chapters. Paired with a bright design and delicious recipes, this book is sure to be enjoyed by health enthusiasts and home-chefs alike.
Paula Mee, BSC, Dip Dietetics, MSc in Health Sciences, MINDI, is a state-registered dietitian and has completed low FODMAP training at King’s College, London.
She has a dietetic clinic and her own nutrition consultancy. She contributes regularly to national media and is the author of Gut Feeling and co-author of Your Middle Years: Love Them, Live Them, Own Them.