Eating out can help to break up the monotony of any given week. After all, coming home from a long day at work only to have to cook is not something that all too many people look forward to, no matter what kind of job they might have. And while eating out all the time isn’t necessarily good for anyone’s financial status, it’s an occasional treat that most of us are easily able to afford.
And you don’t even have to go to a restaurant, as most restaurants will now deliver food right to your very own door. In fact, online food delivery services are on the rise, expected to grow by more than 10% (12%, to be more exact) over the next half of a decade alone. Already, online delivery food sales make up a considerable chunk of the total delivery market, currently worth $30 billion. In the year of 2015 alone, online delivery sales made up as much as $4 billion of that, a number that has only continued to grow in the years that have followed since.
But with more food available for delivery than ever before, the choice of what to order has arguably become even more difficult in and of itself. For many people, something simple like pizza fits the bill, but pizza is far from healthy. Even in those that do not need to watch their weights or lose weight in any way, pizza does not have a lot of nutritional benefits, making it a relatively empty choice at best (no matter how delicious it might be). And pizza is an old standby. When many people order out, there looking for a little something that they can’t pick up at the supermarket, that they can’t get just anywhere.
For many people, mediterranean food fits the bill. From a local falafel restaurant to full fledged mediterranean restaurants in your area, the Mediterranean cuisine is not only a delicious one and one that has a great deal of variety, but a cuisine that is actually quite good for you as well, as we will dive into just a little bit later into this article. But first, it’s important to note that the typical mediterranean restaurant has something for just about everyone, even the most picky of all eaters found here in the United States.
From humus to the offered mediterranean salads, the typical mediterranean restaurant that’s offering mediterranean take out is likely to have a considerable menu to choose from. And, as hummus is only offered on less than 15% (around 14%, to be more precise) of all menus seen throughout the United States, the typical mediterranean restaurant can offer flavor profiles and options that are not easily found at other dining establishments in your area.
And the offerings made by such a mediterranean restaurant are also likely to be better for you than many of the other foods you could get at different restaurants, something that is backed up by research that has been conducted in recent years. Some of this research even shows that eating many of the mediterranean foods found at a typical mediterranean restaurant on a regular basis can help to prevent diseases like type 2 diabetes, which onsets in many ways thanks to unhealthy eating habits and can be a truly devastating disease, one that can all too quickly become difficult to care for.
In addition to this, frequenting the typical mediterranean restaurant here in the United States is likely to be ideal for people who are watching their weight or even actively trying to lose some, at that. This is due to the fact that, while high in healthy fats, the typical traditional food that is found at any given mediterranean restaurant is quite low in saturated fat. And when saturated fat exceeds more than 10% of all calories consumed over the course of a day, unhealthy side effects – such as unwanted weight gain – are far more likely to occur in the average person in America.