Category: Health Attributes

Mediterranean Diet Helps Aging Brains Sharp

Thank the olive oil or the nuts, but something about theMediterranean diet could help older brains act young again. There’s plenty of evidence that the Mediterranean diet can contribute to a lower risk of heart attacks, stroke, childhood asthma and even cancer. In fact, in a recent study, researchers assessed about 200 traditional Greek Mediterranean foods and reported that...

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Spanish Test: Mediterranean Diet Shines in Clinical Study

Don’t hold back on the olive oil, a Spanish study concludes. hiphoto40/iStockphoto.com Pour on the olive oil in good conscience, and add some nuts while you’re at it. A careful test of the so-called Mediterranean diet involving more than 7,000 people at a high risk of having heart attacks and...

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The Mediterranean Diet may be the best for Memory, Cognitive Skills

Grilled seabass  ISTOCKPHOTO Chowing down on foods heavy in omega-3 fatty acids and laying off saturated fats, meat and dairy may be best for your memory retention and cognitive abilities. “Since there are no definitive treatments for most dementing illnesses, modifiable activities, such as diet, that may delay the onset of...

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When Diet Meets Delicious

From a The New York Times article by MARK BITTMAN:  The “How do I eat?” thing has become increasingly combative and confusing. Do you give up carbs, or fat, or both? Do you go vegan or paleo?A study in Spain showed that a Mediterranean diet high in olive oil, low in red...

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