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Celebrate International Mediterranean Diet Month with Us!
The Mediterranean diet comes from historic and social patterns of seating in southern Italy, Greece, Turkey and Spain. The Mediterranean diet is not only tasty, it’s healthy! The Mediterranean way of eating is so good because it emphasizes eating plant-based foods and healthy fats. The diet also happens to be built on anti-inflammatory foods! Staples of this diet include vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, fish and olive oil. High-fiber and plant based proteins are additional benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Furthermore, the Mediterranean diet is very low in processed foods and sugar which often cause inflammation in the body. By focusing on natural, nutrient-dense foods, this diet is a delicious way to maintain a healthy diet, improve metabolism and prevent disease!

We are highlighting the Mediterranean diet because it plays a big role in helping reduce inflammation that underlies several diseases. Research has shown that a Mediterranean diet can protect against the development of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, dementia, Alzheimer’s and some cancers. This diet is further shown to protect cognitive health and improve mood. Since the Mediterranean diet is full of flavor and health benefits, it's a great way to sustain healthy, enjoyable eating habits long-term!

If you would like to learn more, join us for our Mediterranean Meals Cooking Class.

Are you interested in learning about the benefits of a Mediterranean Diet? Join us on Thursday, May 10th, as we learn, prepare, and eat delicious foods of the Mediterranean. Class will be from 6 - 8 in the Columbia's Cooking Kitchen. We will be preparing a delicious menu of dolmas, roasted eggplant with a tahini drizzle, warm asparagus and beet salad with citrus herb vinaigrette, a classic Mediterranean fish stew, and to finish the meal, a sweet red fruit salad with mint and lime sauce.
May 10th
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Register Here

Location: Columbia’s Cooking Kitchen
915 Greene Street, Columbia, SC 29208
(First floor, Rm. 101, in the Discovery Building of the Innovista at the University of South Carolina)
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