2 MINUTE DRILL HEALTHY LIFESTYLE TIP #1 — MEDITERRANEAN DIET RECOGNIZED AS THE BEST BET FOR HEALTHY NUTRITION

Heading into 2019 and looking to make some straight forward healthy lifestyle adjustments?  Here’s a sensible, not overly complicated or onerous one – the Mediterranean Diet.  U.S. News evaluated 41 of the most popular diets and identified the Mediterranean Diet as the best.

Numerous studies found the diet can reduce the risk for:  

  • Reduce the risk for diabetes,
  • Reduce the risk for high cholesterol,
  • Reduce the risk for dementia,
  • Reduce the risk for memory loss,
  • Reduce the risk for depression, and
  • Reduce the risk for breast cancer.

Other advantages associated with an easy to follow healthy-eating plan based on Mediterranean-style cooking include:

  • Stronger bones,
  • A healthier heart
  • A longer life, and
  • Weight loss

Here’s a summary of what the Mediterranean Diet emphasizes:

  • Eating primarily plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts
  • Replacing butter with healthy fats such as olive oil and canola oil
  • Using herbs and spices instead of salt to flavor foods
  • Limiting red meat to no more than a few times a month
  • Eating fish and poultry at least twice a week
  • Enjoying meals with family and friends
  • Drinking red wine in moderation (optional)
  • Getting plenty of exercise

For more info on the Mediterranean Diet, go here

Mayo Clinic

For more info on the study, go here

Health/US News/Best-diet



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