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The Number One Diet Recommended by Harvard and Hollywood

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 Number One Diet Recommended by Harvard and Hollywood

The Number One Diet Recommended by Harvard and Hollywood

https://www.inc.com/julia-samton/this-harvard-researched-and-hollywood-approved-diet-improves-health-fitness-and-.html

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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. 

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  • Associated with reduced levels of inflammation, a risk factor for heart attack, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease
How to change over to a Mediterranean Diet

Start small. Follow the strategies below, and make it a habit.

  1. Switch up your oil to extra-virgin olive oil, which is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids. Drizzle it on finished dishes like fish or chicken to boost flavor.
  2. Eat More fatty fish like salmon, sardines, and mackerel. 
  3. Eat veggies all day long.
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  5. Snack on nuts, like almonds, cashews, or pistachios. 
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  7. Sip (a little) wine.
  8. Instead of gobbling your meal in front of the TV, slow down and sit down at the table with your family and friends to savor what you’re eating.
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What to eat
  • Animals (especially a "whole animal" approach, including organs, bone marrow, cartilage, and organs).
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  • Grains, although research suggests eating whole grains improve our health and appear to be neutral when it comes to inflammation.
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  • Legumes, although research suggests the benefits of legumes outweigh their anti-nutrient content. Cooking eliminates most anti-nutrient effects. Some anti-nutrients may even be good.
  • Dairy.

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