23 (Bloomberg) -- Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou discusses his plan to export the Greek "Mediterranean Diet" as a weight loss product to help .
The “Mind Diet” Reduces the Risk Of Alzheimer's Dementia. Might It Also Help ...
Using a random decision tree, each person was assigned to follow either a “Mediterranean” style diet plan (high in unsaturated fats such as olive oil or nuts, high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, but low in saturated fat) or a “control” diet
From the author of the popular The Mediterranean Prescription, 125 family-friendly recipes made with the most delicious and healthiest food on Earth. To help his patients improve their health, Dr. Angelo Acquista began? prescribing? them recipes for nutritious and flavorful home-cooked meals prepared with ingredients key to the Mediterranean diet. Now, he makes his prescription for health available to everyone. Combining his medical expertise and Sicilian roots, The Mediterranean Family Table contains 125 easy, wholesome, and delicious recipes the entire family will love. Dr. Acquista outlines the guiding principles of the Mediterranean diet and teaches readers to feed their loved ones the Mediterranean way, by preparing simple, healthy meals. From purees that will tempt the taste buds of bambinos?and serve as easy sides for the rest of the family?to recipes tailored to meet the special nutritional needs of children and seniors (highlighted by icons for easy reference), each recipe has been carefully selected by Dr. Acquista and is based on his own experiences growing up in Sicily and cooking for his family today. The Mediterranean Family Table contains a wealth of helpful information and sidebars that teach you how to make healthier eating choices, including substitution charts and suggested good habits to instill in kids now that will last them a lifetime; items to stock in the fridge and pantry; and advice on buying, storing, prepping and cooking the ingredients key to the Mediterranean diet. Woven throughout are anecdotes from Acquista?s family?s history going back generations growing up on the Mediterranean Sea, as well as the story of how he has learned to incorporate this way of life into his own busy, land-locked, modern family. Buon appetito!
The Mediterranean Diet for Every Day: 4 Weeks of Recipes & Meal Plans to Lose Weight
Building on a history spanning thousands of years, the Mediterranean diet focuses on the heart. Fruits, Vegetables and grains form the bulk of every meal. Traditional protein sources primarily include poultry and fish. Red meat is consumed at a minimum. With the heart in mind, this diet regimen replaces unhealthy salts and fats with rich herbs, seasonings and olive oil. More so than the food itself, this diet may also emphasize the Mediterranean culture, and is best enjoyed with friends and family.
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They lack scientific studies to prove that they really work. Controlled studies of diet and health are starting to be done. The best research so far has focused on the “Mediterranean Diet” as a preventive treatment for heart disease and stroke. Researchers recruited more than 7000 Spanish men and women who were at high risk for heart disease or stroke. Using a random decision tree, each person was assigned to follow either a “Mediterranean” style diet plan (high in unsaturated fats such as olive oil or nuts, high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, but low in saturated fat) or a “control” diet. The control diet was a standard low fat diet, such as the American Heart Association might advise. The Mediterranean Diet was practical. As importantly, just five years was long enough to reduce the incidence cardiovascular events by 30%. It did not take a life-time. The Mediterranean Diet might also delay or prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s dementia. About six years after beginning the Mediterranean Diet versus Low Fat Diet study, the Spanish researchers selected 522 persons from within the main study and put them through neuro-cognitive testing. (2) Since these persons had been assigned to different diets at random, if formal cognitive tests had been done at the start of the study, in theory the initial scores for the two groups should have been roughly equal. But, after six years in the study the Mediterranean Diet group scored significantly higher on the cognitive tests compared to those in the Low Fat arm of the study. The differences favoring the Mediterranean Diet group remained after adjusting for risk factors that are believed to affect cognition--including age, sex, education, ApoE genotype, family history of dementia, smoking, physical activity, body mass... Therefore, the higher cognitive test scores after six years suggests that the Mediterranean Diet, not only prevents heart attacks and stroke, but also helps maintain cognitive skills. In 2015 Valls-Pedret and a Mediterranean Diet study group provided further support for the cognitive benefit of the Mediterranean Diet. Before assigning 447 healthy 60 + year old Spanish volunteers to a Mediterranean Diet versus a Low Fat Diet, they obtained baseline cognitive test scores. 1 years cognitive test and memory scores were higher for the Mediterranean Diet group (3). So, what has this to do with the brain fog of fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome. But, I hope readers will be encouraged by the fact that a relatively simple dietary change probably can block a different form of “untreatable” cognitive decay—even if that cause might have nothing in common with FM or CFS. Martha Morris, Ph. D. and her research team at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center may be the world’s leading experts studying cognitive decline due to aging and or Alzheimer’s. Morris modified the Mediterranean diet to take into account other research on dementia. She named this the MIND DIET. Morris and her colleagues enrolled 923 Chicago men and women, age 58 to 98. None had Alzheimer’s at the start of the study. At baseline dieticians analyzed each person’s current eating pattern to compare it with the key principles of the MIND DIET. These principles are shown below on table 1. Over the next 4. 5 years 144 of 923 (16%) of those in Dr. Morris’ study were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Participants whose Mind DIET scores were initially in the top third were only 47% as likely to develop Alzheimer’s compared to those in the bottom third. This difference was highly significant statistically (P=. 0006). Those in the middle third did better than those in the lowest third, but not as well as those in the upper third. The Mediterranean Diet pattern also predicted a low Alzheimer’s rate, almost but not quite as well as did the MIND DIET adherence score. A strength of Dr. Morris’ study was that the statistical analysis controlled for life style behaviors, illnesses and genetic risks for Alzheimer’s. The study’s main limitation is that the researchers did not actively assign subjects to each diet. They simply scored how closely each subject’s self-chosen diet compared to the MIND DIET ideal. So, we can’t be sure whether high adherence to the MIND diet caused the lower rate of Alzheimer’s or whether other factors might have been at work.
How to Follow the Mediterranean Diet | Health | Patient
Adopting a Mediterranean diet can be easy and cheap. This leaflet is about the types and amounts of ingredients to eat in order to get maximum health benefit...
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Mediterranean Diet – Food Guide . People who live in the area around the Mediterranean Sea have been found to have a lower risk of heart disease.
Mediterranean Diet Food Pyramid
A Mediterranean diet food pyramid chart and principle food descriptions. Clearly reveals a traditional Mediterranean diet pyramid.
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