Research results on the Mediterranean diet

Research results on the Mediterranean diet
  • Those who follow this diet retain brain power as they age.
  • Help reduce brain shrinkage and retain brain cells.
  • Reduce the occurrence of macular degeneration by more than a third.
  • Reduces rates of one of the more aggressive forms of breast cancer.
  • Prevents cardiovascular disease.
  • Improves diabetes.
  • Limits the rate of osteoporosis and fractures.
  • Improves life span.
  • Helps to lose weight, particularly hard to lose belly fat.
  • Helps maintain weight loss.

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The Mediterranean Diet
  • Eat 7-10 servings of fruit and vegetables a day.
  • Carbohydrates should be consumed in the form of whole grains.
  • Protein should be mostly in the form of fish and chicken.
  • Red meat consists of no more than 1-2 servings per month. 
  • Replace dairy with olive oil. 
  • Red wine should be consumed in moderation to provide valuable antioxidants.

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The Mediterranean Diet

The diet is abundant in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and olive oil. 

It features fish and poultry—lean sources of protein—over red meat. 

Red wine is consumed regularly but in moderate amounts.

Humans evolved on a diet very different from today's eating habits. To be healthier, leaner, stronger and fitter, we must re-think our diet and remove some of the food groups we consider basic.

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Paleo fans tend to overlook the fact that hunter-gatherers were not models of pristine health. Palaeolithic humans suffered from parasites, infectious diseases, and even atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).

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