The Mediterranean diet is among the world's healthiest, so venture out and take a trip to the Greek Isles! With bold, fresh flavors, these quick-and-easy recipes have a strong emphasis on fruits and vegetables. If you're on the lookout for a healthy diet, Greek food is the perfect addition.Read Full Story
For years it has been said that we should eat as the French, Spanish and Greeks do. Their diet is low in saturated fats and cholesterol and high in antioxidants. Research has shown that this diet not only reduces the chances of strokes and heart attacks and lowers cholesterol levels and blood pressure, but also boosts brain power. Here are the top five reasons why we should adopt and be inspired by the Mediterranean diet.Read Full Story
We are all familiar with the main ingredients of the Mediterranean Diet: olive oil, fruits, whole grains, legumes and seafood. But many lesser known ingredients that are part of this way of eating add flavor and can make familiar dishes taste new.Read Full Story
Today’s cooks have a wide choice of cooking fats, from lard and shortening to a variety of nut and vegetable oils. But many ignore extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) believing it isn’t appropriate for cooking and baking. Nothing could be further from the truth.Read Full Story
After losing her father to his second heart attack and fearing that her husband would suffer the same fate after his first, Dr. Janet Bond Brill, a nutrition expert in Pennsylvania, was inspired to write Prevent a Second Heart Attack: 8 Foods, 8 Weeks to Reverse Heart Disease. The book offers health tips, a two-week eating plan and recipes – tools to help people eat their way to good health.Read Full Story
Most of the Mediterranean countries, including Italy, Spain and Greece to name a few, have it right when it comes to eating delicious, wholesome and healthy foods. More than just a way to drop a few pounds, the Mediterranean diet is considered an actual lifestyle focused on healthy eating, regular physical activity, low stress and finding pleasure in daily living. If you need a lifestyle overhaul, particularly one that promotes heart health and fights cancer, the Mediterranean diet is a mouthwatering place to start. Here's what you need to know about living more Mediterranean.Read Full Story
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