When you thought you were getting a hang of the Mediterranean food (olive oil, nuts, fish…), the scientists reversed the script. New research Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism People who follow the so-called green Mediterranean diet have been found to double their ghrelin levels in fasting – a hormone that controls appetite and affects weight loss, says lead author Gal Saban, MD.
So what is the difference between the two?
“The Green Mediterranean diet included mankai instead of meat-based protein, a plant-based protein that is high in fiber and increases the levels of polyphenols in the diet.”
Beyond that, the two eating plans are very similar, with a focus on fresh produce, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates.
The benefits of green Mediterranean food
Although the exact mechanisms by which gherlin affects insulin production and fat loss are still being investigated, it is clear that most people will do better than the Green Med Diet vs. Basic.
How to switch to a green Mediterranean diet
Coffee with a plant-based alt (e.g., Impossible or Beyond Meat) and green tea instead of lean beef. And know that if you follow a green or traditional med diet, you are far ahead of people who still do not follow in terms of health.
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