BOSTON, April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the lure of glitzy fad diets, one centuries-old approach to eating and living is still the gold standard for good health and great taste: the Mediterranean Diet.
To celebrate International Mediterranean Diet Month in May, the nonprofit Oldways launches the "How Mediterranean is Your Diet?" quiz. See how your diet stacks up against the Med Diet, and what delicious staples of the Med you're missing. Take the quiz here.
Quiz-takers receive a free 7-Day Spring Mediterranean Menu, and enter to win $150, a Mediterranean food bundle — including Mediterra bars, Bella Sun Luci sun-dried tomatoes, Divina Extra Virgin Olive Oil and decanter from FOODMatch, and walnuts from the California Walnut Board — and Oldways 4-Week Mediterranean Diet Menu Plan Book.
No matter your score, Oldways has curated a list of Med inspiration to help people fully enjoy this celebrated lifestyle:
- Take a 28-day Mediterranean Journey. Oldways 4-Week Mediterranean Diet Menu Plan Book leads you through the deliciously healthy tastes of the Mediterranean Diet, proving you can enjoy "good taste" and "good for you" simultaneously.
- Read up on the Science. Hundreds of scientific studies show people who eat a Mediterranean Diet get many health benefits — including better heart and bone health, reduced risk of strokes and diabetes, and longer lifespan. These resources prove it.
- Save Money. A 2015 study found switching from a plan based on USDA MyPlate guidelines to a plant-based diet with olive oil can save nearly $750 annually. For $2 you can prepare a plethora of Mediterranean meals. Our recipe collection speaks volumes.
- Travel to Greece. Oldways goes to Thessaloniki, Greece in November for an eight day cultural and culinary tour. Explore this magnificent Mediterranean region with James Beard award-winning chef Ana Sortun, and museum curator Ronni Baer. Oldways Culinarias sell out; reserve now.
For 26 years, Oldways has promoted the benefits, affordability, and flavors in traditional plant-based diets worldwide, including the Mediterranean. Join the conversation on social media by using #MedDietMonth. Visit Oldways' Med Diet Month page for Twitter party details and more information, including Oldways' month-long celebrations and press assets.
Contact: Ashley Owen, PR Manager, [email protected], 617-896-4888
SOURCE Oldways Preservation Trust