mediterranean diet

Mediterranean diet may help reduce the risk of breast cancer: Study

A 20-year study out of the Netherlands has found an association between following the Mediterranean diet and a decreased risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. The Mediterranean diet is mostly plant-based and emphasizes vegetables, fruits, beans, olive oil, and oily fish while limiting red meat and processed foods. It has already been associated with here to read more

MIND diet reduces Alzheimer’s disease risk by 53 percent

The MIND diet stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay and has been shown to improve brain health and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. As we age, the threat of developing Alzheimer’s increases. Although the cause of Alzheimer’s disease is still unknown, researchers are working diligently to uncover more information to combat this life-changing here to read more

Eating like this can protect your memory

If you’re over the age of 65, you probably have experienced some memory slipups. Maybe you forgot where you parked, or maybe you can’t recall someone’s name, whatever it was, you may notice that these episodes occur more and more often. Memory problems are a real struggle for seniors, and although it’s normal to have here to read more

Coronary artery disease and stroke mortality risk lowered with the Mediterranean diet: Study

Coronary artery disease and stroke patients face a lower early mortality risk when following the Mediterranean diet. Researcher Professor Giovanni de Gaetano explained, “The Mediterranean diet is widely recognized as one of the healthier nutrition habits in the world. In fact, many scientific studies have shown that a traditional Mediterranean lifestyle is associated with a here to read more

Hypertension, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes linked to greater risk of peripheral artery disease in men

Hypertension, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes are linked to a greater risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD) in men. An atherosclerotic syndrome characterized by blockage of the arteries, especially in the extremities, peripheral artery disease affects eight to 10 million people in the U.S. It is associated with reduced function and a higher risk here to read more

Mediterranean diet slows cognitive decline rate, Alzheimer’s disease in older adults: Study

Mediterranean diet slows cognitive decline rate and Alzheimer’s disease in older adults. So far the Mediterranean diet has been hailed for its heart health benefits, but much research has also shown its benefits for the brain. The Mediterranean diet is packed with fruits and vegetables, olive oil, whole grains, fish, and alcohol in moderation. The here to read more

Benefits of a healthy diet may be negated by stress in women

Everyone knows eating a healthy diet is good for our bodies, but women who are stressed may not reap the nutritional benefits of eating well. The study found that stressful events from the previous day may negate health benefits of a balanced nutritious meal. Lead researcher Janice Kiecolt-Glaser said, “They physiologically looked like they’d eaten here to read more

National Stroke Awareness Month: High blood pressure, Mediterranean diet, migraines, and flu vaccine effect on stroke risk

May is the National Stroke Awareness Month, so we compiled an overview of some of the many factors contributing to stroke, including high blood pressure, the Mediterranean diet, migraine with aura, and the flu vaccine. Stroke is a preventable condition and not an inevitable part of aging. Furthermore, many of the risk factors associated with here to read more

International Mediterranean Diet Month: Type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, hip fracture, and stroke

May is International Mediterranean Diet Month, dedicated to the Mediterranean diet, a style of eating that has been hailed for its numerous heath benefits. Here are some of our articles highlighting these benefits with regards to type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, hip fractures, and stroke. The Mediterranean diet has been shown to improve overall health here to read more

Want stronger bones? Eat like this…

By now, you may have heard of the Mediterranean diet, which is a style of eating abundant in fruits and vegetables, lean meats, and – of course – olive oil. This diet has been praised time and time again for its health benefits, like making heart stronger and even improving brain function. Well, a new here to read more

Rheumatoid arthritis management with nutrition, Mediterranean and anti-inflammatory diets

Rheumatoid arthritis management can be achieved through an anti-inflammatory diet and Mediterranean diet in order to reduce inflammation. Nutrition plays a vital role in all of our bodily functions and eating the right foods can mean the difference between good or poor health. Many foods are natural healers, so it should be of no surprise here to read more