When Mediterranean eating comes out on top.
Skin care is not just about products, but also what we eat and drink. Our lifestyle choices combined with our genetics and carefully selected are influencing factors in our skin health.
Over the past ten years, dermatologists have learned a great deal about how diet affects our skin, and research has shown that the Mediterranean diet often comes out top when it comes to promoting a healthy complexion.
The Mediterranean diet is based on the traditional eating habits from the 1960’s of people from countries that surround the Mediterranean Sea, such as Greece, Italy, and Spain, and it encourages the consumption of fresh, seasonal, and local foods. diet is generally characterised by a high intake
of plant-based foods (e.g. fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts, and cereals) and olive oil, a daily portion of fish and poultry, however a low intakes of dairy products (mostly yogurt and cheese), red and processed meats, and little sweets.
Wine is typically consumed in moderation and, normally, with a meal.
The Mediterranean diet is not a single prescribed diet, but rather a general food-based eating pattern, which is marked by local and cultural differences throughout the Mediterranean region.