Countries around the Mediterranean Sea have always had a healthy cuisine.
This became clear when it was discovered that cardiovascular diseases are much less common amongst people who eat a so-called Mediterranean diet.
A Mediterranean diet includes plenty of vegetables and fruit, olive oil, pulses, wholegrain products, nuts, fish and lean meat (e.g. chicken).
It is regarded as one of the healthiest diets. As there are no disadvantages associated with eating a Mediterranean diet, it is recommended that you incorporate as many elements as possible from this diet into your own diet.
A Mediterranean diet and your health
There are a number of health effects associated with following a Mediterranean diet.
iGene offers you an insight into your personal risks of developing conditions and tells you whether a Mediterranean diet may be particularly important for you to help prevent certain conditions. In addition, an iGene Passport provides you with information on what else you can do to reduce any risks. Here we focus on behaviour that will help you maximise the benefits to your health. In the publication below you can read more about what iGene can do for you.