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Mediterranean Diet May Be Good for Your Brain, Too, Study Suggests

Here’s food for thought. Not only may the Mediterranean diet be good for your heart. But it also may be good for your brain, a study in this month’s issue of the Archives of Neurology suggests. Researchers found that a … Continue reading

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More Evidence Med Diet May Help Heart Health + Lay Off the Carbs – Study

It’s never too late to make a New Year’s resolution that may help your heart. And this one comes courtesy of Johns Hopkins University researchers: Lay off carbohydrates tied to white bread and pasta, and replace them with unsaturated fats … Continue reading

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A Revamped Diet Pyramid Shows How to Eat and Live Like A Mediterranean

How to eat and live like you’re a citizen of the Mediterranean? Eat at least two servings of veggies at main meals, and one two servings of olive oil. Plus, share meals with family and friends. So says a newly … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Diet Joins United Nations Culture List

The Mediterranean diet got a big shout out from the United Nations this week: It was granted U.N. protection. The Mediterranean diet is rich in olive oil, vegetables, fruit, grains and seafood. The food regimen, Spain’s flamenco dance and Chinese … Continue reading

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Med Diet May Lead to Less Weight Gain in Older Life-Study

There’s positive news out for people who like to eat good food but fret over adding extra pounds as they get older. A new Spanish study suggests people who stick to a Mediterranean-style diet may be able to avoid the … Continue reading

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Med Diet May Help Prevent Diabetes – Study Suggests

A study out this month suggests older people who eat a Mediterranean-style diet may face a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Moreover, the participants may not have to fret over counting calories or losing pounds, the study in  … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Diet May Guard Against Skin Cancer – Study

The beach season may be drawing to a close. But a new study suggests eating a Mediterranean-style diet may help protect you from the sun’s damaging rays. A study in Nutrition Reviews reports that a diet rich in antioxidants and … Continue reading

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Uncle Sam’s New Dietary Guidelines: Eat Like the Greeks

Uncle Sam thinks we should eat like the Greeks: Consume more vegetables, fruit, whole grains and seafood. We also should cook and eat more healthy food at home. That’s the gist of a set of recommendations issued this summer by a … Continue reading

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Crete’s Mixed Greens & Tomatoes w/ Black-Eyed Peas

If you’re lucky to venture off the beaten track on Crete you can still see women on hillsides collecting wild greens for a family meal. The greens, or horta, are a staple of Crete’s healthful bounty and help explain why … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Summer Stew of Vegetables

This month we’re focusing on the cuisine of the Mediterranean in our eNewsletter and blogs. It tastes great, for starters. And there’s an added bonus: Plenty of scientific research since the mid-20 century has repeatedly suggested that eating a Mediterranean … Continue reading

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