What is the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet is more of a lifestyle than a diet. 

Based on the food culture of 1960s Italy and Greece, the Mediterranean Diet emphasizes eating whole, low-carb foods. Think seafood, lean protein, and tons of veggies. 

There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to the Mediterranean diet. You’re even allowed a glass of red wine! Though foods like pasta, refined grains, and processed meats should be limited in very small amounts or ideally not at all. 

Aside from the delicious food, the Mediterranean Diet is linked to health benefits. Cardiovascular health is greatly improved in those who follow this diet as opposed to those who consumer more red meat and processed foods. In fact, it is one of the diets recommended by Dietary Guidelines for Americans to prevent chronic disease. 

Here’s what a sample day on the Mediterranean Diet might look like:

Breakfast: Greek yogurt bowl

Lunch: Quinoa bowl (with Naya hummus, of course!)

Snack: Nuts & dried fruit

Dinner: Fish & veggies

This super flexible diet makes staying on-course a breeze. Most restaurants can accommodate (when in doubt, order the fish!) and there’s no need to count complicated macros. 

Naya’s cauliflower-based hummuses are the perfect snack or flavor enhancement to get you started on the Mediterranean Diet! Shop our variety of flavors to find the one that’s perfect for you and your family.