Mediterranean Diet Prevents Heart Disease

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Latest evidence of the effects of the mediterranean diet in prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Probably the most effective mechanism in the prevention of cardiovascular disease is to eat right and exercise. One of the most effective diets in the prevention of cardiovascular disease is the Mediterranean diet.

In this recent article found the Mediterranean diet did in fact reduce cardiovascular events. The reason for this may be the fact that it helped to reduce blood pressure, improve glucose metabolism, improve cholesterol levels and decrease inflammation.

The Mediterranean diet is that healthy lifestyle choice. Not only is it healthy but it makes for delicious eating.

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govI /pubmed/25115436?dopt=Abstract

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The Mediterranean Diet and Its Effects on Cognitive Decline

The Mediterranean diet has varied effects on cognitive decline among different races

While the Mediterranean diet may have broad health benefits, its impact on cognitive decline differs among race-specific populations, according to a new study published in the Journal of Gerontology. The team of researchers, including Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU Prof. Danit R. Shahar RD, Ph.D, analyzed an NIH/NIA prospective cohort study [Health ABC] conducted over eight years in the U.S. to measure the effects of adherence to a Mediterranean diet. Prof. Shahar is affiliated with the BGU S. Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences. The Mediterranean-style diet (MedDiet) has fewer meat products and more plant-based foods and monounsaturated fatty acids from olive and canola oil (good) than a typical American diet.

Find out more here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/279764.php

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Mediterranean Diet’s Benefits to Blood Pressure

Olive oil, greens explain Mediterranean diet’s beneficial effect on blood pressure

The results of a new study led by King’s College London in the UK may explain why a Mediterranean diet is so often linked to good health. The combination of unsaturated fats and vegetables rich in nitrites and nitrates in the diet produces a group of fatty acids whose blocking of an enzyme helps to lower blood pressure. The authors report their findings in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The typical Mediterranean diet comprises foods rich in unsaturated fats, such as olive oil, fish, nuts and avocados, plus foods rich in nitrites and nitrates, such as leafy greens like lettuce and spinach, and other vegetables like celery and carrots.

Learn more info here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/277109.php

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Chicken, portabella, with pistachio cream (serves 2)

Chicken, portabella, and pistachio cream (serves 2)

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  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 portabella mushrooms steams removed
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • ¼ cup pistachios
  • Pea Sprouts or other sprout
  • Almond milk to cover pistachios
  • ½ red or orange pepper cut in small pieces pickled
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 and ½ herbs de Province
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic

Pickling liquid

  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • Teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup water
  • Bring to simmer then remove from heat

Prep work

  • 2 hours to 1 day before hand cut up pepper and add to pickling liquid
  • 2 hours before cover pistachios with water and let soak

 

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bring stock to boil, add bay leaf, and 1-teaspoon herbs de Provence, and then add chicken breast (Add more broth if needed to make sure breasts are covered). Once the stock hits a boil, bring to simmer and simmer breasts for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and coverand let breasts sit in broth for 10-15 minutes.

Mix olive oil with balsamic and brush mushrooms both inside and out. Place on flat tray  round site and place in preheated oven for 10 minutes.

Drain pistachios from water and add to high-speed blender with ½ teaspoon herbs de Provence.  Add enough almond milk to just cover and blend. Add more almond milk to keep texture about that a thick cream. Add salt to taste.

Remove breasts and cut on diagonal. Place in mushroom caps and cover with pistachio cream. Top with pickled peppers and spouts and then serve.

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Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk of Diabetes

Mediterranean Diet Drastically Reduces Risk of Diabetes, Report Shows

 

We already know that a Mediterranean diet — which involves the consumption of fish, nuts, vegetables, and fruits — is good for the heart. Now, research suggests the diet can also help reduce the risk of diabetes. A new report from the Harokopio University in Athens, Greece, says adhering to the Mediterranean diet can actually lower the risk of developing diabetes by 21 per cent. Even more impressive may be this: among those people at risk for heart disease, the Mediterranean diet reduced the risk of diabetes by 27 per cent.“Diabetes is an ongoing epidemic and its relation to obesity, especially in the Westernized populations, is well known. We have to do something to prevent diabetes and changing our diet may be an effective treatment,” Panagiotakos noted.

Find out more here: http://www.activebeat.com/health-news/mediterranean-diet-drastically-reduces-risk-of-diabetes-report-shows/

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Mediterranean Diet The Way To Health

Mediterranean Diet

Those of you who follow this blog will know that I love the Mediterranean Diet. If you want to stay healthy and thin while avoiding type II diabetes as well as heart disease then the Mediterranean Diet is for you. I like this info-graphic  as it is helpful in understanding how the diet works. In the next couple of months I will have released my web app to help you plan the diet. I do hope that you will stay tuned as WebVitamins wants you to live the healthy life.

Oleic Bovera

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