The following GERD diet is based on the popular Mediterranean diet, which in turn is based in large part on the benefits of olive oil.

A Modified Mediterranean GERD Diet
Inasmuch as there are more than a dozen Mediterranean nations with varied cultures, traditions, and dietary habits, the Mediterranean diets is not a uniform nutritional model. However the GERD diet of all these countries have some things in common, items that include.
  • Low amounts of saturated fat
  • High amounts of monounsaturated fat, thanks to the extensive of olive oil
  • Moderate amounts of animal protein
  • High amounts of carbohydrates
  • High amount of vegetables and leguminous fiber.
Of all the traditional Mediterranean GERD diets, the healthiest is Greek cuisine. Greeks who follow a traditional diet eat more fish, legumes, vegetables, fruits, and cereal grains than do American. They drink more wine, and eat less meat and fewer eggs. They have a life expectancy at age forty-five that is higher than that of people living in the United States, and fewer cases of coronary heart disease an cancer.

The Greek GERD diet is considered optimal, although other factors besides diet, such as genetics, environmental pollutants, and amounts of sunlight, also differ between the United States and Greece.

The GERD diet consists of:

Whole-grain breads, pastas, and cereals. Whole grains are much more nutritious than their refined counterparts, with more fiber, vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids. Good grains include whole wheat, oats, whole grain cornmeal, buckwheat, brown rice, and barley.

Raw or lightly steamed vegetables and sprouts, plus raw fruit. Fruits and vegetables contain not only fiber, vitamins, and minerals, but also generous amounts of phytochemicals, substances that benefit health. Cooking destroys many of these nutrients. Eat the nutrient-rich skins of fruits such as apples and pears, but be sure to wash your produce well in order to avoid pesticide residues and parasitic infections.

Cooked beans, lentils, and peas, and saw, unsalted nuts and seeds. Beans, lentils, and peas are all members of our GERD diet, which is a rich source of protein, potassium, and fiber. One bean, the soybean, is the basis of the traditional Asian foods tofu and miso. and of the fake meats widely available in American supermarket. Nuts and seeds are also rich sources of nutrients - just be aware that they are in high calories.

Fresh meat, fish, and poultry in small amounts to complement the vegetables, grains, and legumes. Meat, a fine source of protein, is not evil. But it does contain high amounts of cholesterol and saturated fat, and modern methods of production use antibiotics in the animals' feed, which poses a threat to human health. Therefore, eat only lean cuts of organically grown meat and poultry. On the other hand, fatty fish, especially cold-water fish, such as salmon, is an excellent source of essential GERD diet (fatty acids).

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