Tag: Mediterranean diet

Thinking thinner? Here are 6 benefits of a Mediterranean diet.

Thinking thinner? Here are 6 benefits of a Mediterranean diet. Diets are being promoted everywhere.  Ultimately, to lose weight and keep it off requires a change in how we eat and what we eat. Americans have a problem because so much of what we eat is processed and offers empty calories without any real benefit. Fortunately, there is a growing awareness of the importance of daily exercise and what we eat improves the way we feel and function. The good news is that eating more appropriately, with better portion sizes can also help you reduce your weight which is good Read More »

Want to live longer? Check out how the Mediteranean diet can help.

Want to live longer? Check out how the Mediterranean diet can help. A new study published in the British Medical Journal suggests you can live longer by adopting dietary practices common to the Mediterranean diet. Mediterranean diet components such as vegetables, fish, and wine are rich in antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory effects that could protect against cell aging, however, no one component has shown to be the magic ingredient to living longer. What scientists are finding out is that telomere length (the length of the ends of the DNA in our bodies). Shorter Telomere’s suggest a shorter lifespan can be Read More »