Red wine and delicious olive oil are 2 key ingredients to this Mediterranean diet-friendly snack bar. If that sounds as amazing to you as it does to us, then you need to hear about SimpleMD’s protein bars that were inspired and created by a leading cardiologist.
First, we should probably get into a little about what the Mediterranean diet actually is – unfortunately, it’s not all red wine and delicious carbonaras. According to the Mayo Clinic the Mediterranean diet is a heart-healthy eating plan that is based on the typical foods and recipes of Mediterranean-style cooking. This includes olive oil, fruits, vegetables, fish, whole grains and of course, tasty red wine in moderation. While this sounds like common sense dieting, it’s actually in the portioning of these types of foods that makes the difference in the Mediterranean Diet. By replacing butter with healthier fats like olive oil, and swapping red meat for more fish, you increase your intake of Omega-3 and healthy fatty acids. Combining these swaps with primarily plant-based foods can actually help reduce the risk of heart disease and help lower LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol!
Eating well is hard. Especially if you’re like us and live a lifestyle that involves work, family, friends and finding time for yourself. This fast-paced lifestyle often leads to unhealthy snacking which unravels all the hard work we’ve put in with our healthier meal choices. SimpleMD Original Mediterranean Bars has been our secret snack, helping to keep us on track; and they seriously taste like a dessert. What’s great about these protein bars and separates them from the rest is that each bar is only 130 – 140 calories and contains both extra virgin olive oil and red wine! So you get the antioxidant and flavanol benefits in a delicious snack.
SimpleMD combines these classic Mediterranean diet ingredients with chocolate, almonds, coffee, or dates to make this a guilt-free treat so you don’t ever have to sacrifice taste for nutrition. Check out SimpleMD’s full line of Original Mediterranean Protein Bars here.
Have you tried the Mediterranean Diet and lifestyle?