85 delicious recipes to improve your mental health, boost your mood, and lower your risk of developing cognitive disorders!
It is well established that a Mediterranean style diet can reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes. Now, new evidence suggests that this pattern of eating also reduces the risk of depression too, with those who follow the diet experiencing a significant reduction in symptom severity.
Inspired by this fascinating new research, dietitian Paula Mee outlines a healthy eating plan based on the Mediterranean diet that is rich in healthy fats, whole-grain, unrefined carbs, and proteins. With nearly 90 easy-to-prepare recipes included, Mediterranean Mood Food shows that you can stay in great shape physically and mentally while still enjoying delicious food. Covering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, recipes include:
Spinach, feta, and egg bake
Butter bean, garlic, and dill dip
Sweet potato frittata
Beetroot, basil, and toasted hazelnut salad
Smoked chicken, mango, and avocado salad
Garlic, tomato, and mozzarella pizza
White fish and fennel gratin
Lamb tagine with apricots, almonds, and mint
Baked nectarines with almonds and marsala
Paula's style is clear and straightforward, translating complex topics into easy to understand chapters. Paired with a bright design and delicious recipes, this book is sure to be enjoyed by health enthusiasts and home-chefs alike.
"Who wouldn't like a way to boost their mood? Not just for those struggling with mental health issues, this is a book for the kitchen shelf for all." —Damian Cullen, Health and Family editor, The Irish Times