The Mediterranean diet has long been ranked as one of the best ways to eat healthy. While tuna is a classic centerpiece of any diet, Americans are only eating a quarter of the two to three weekly seafood servings recommended by the American Heart Association and Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Embracing a Mediterranean lifestyle is made easier with Portofino’s Italian-style tuna packed in extra virgin olive oil that can be enjoyed straight from the can or pouch. Its hand-selected tuna makes for a perfect pair with crostini, salads, sandwiches and pasta dishes. Or serve it on a charcuterie board at your next dinner party.
- Inspired by the eating and lifestyle habits from people who live in Greece, Southern Italy and Spain, the Mediterranean diet is a delicious way to inspire a healthy lifestyle. Focusing on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts the diet incorporates fish at least twice a week. Research has found people who follow this diet and lifestyle have a reduced risk of heart disease and cancer, and have found that following it also supports a healthy weight and brain health.
Think you need to stick with just fresh fish? Think again. Just head to the canned seafood aisle at the grocery store and pick up Portofino’s tuna, available in yellow fin and albacore. All of Portofino’s products are soy-free, gluten-free, wild-caught and dolphin-safe.
Check out three easy ways to incorporate a Mediterranean diet into your lifestyle below:
—Elevate a pasta dish. Portofino tuna makes it easy to follow a Mediterranean lifestyle. Just add a can or pouch of tuna to whole grain pasta and veggies with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and chopped nuts.
—Switch up a salad. Salads are the easiest
way to include your daily recommended foods. Try mixing tuna with lettuce, veggies, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and chopped nuts.
- —Bring your own snacks. Want to avoid temptation? Carry a few diet-friendly munchies to work or volunteer to prepare party snacks yourself.