I Bet You Didn’t Know this About Tomatoes


What are real benefits of tomatoes? A review of scientific literature strengthened the evidence that eating tomatoes and natural tomato-based products can provide powerful protection against many kinds of cancer. Dr. Edward Giovannucci, a leading cancer researcher at the Harvard Medical School, came to this conclusion after analyzing a total of 72 studies on the … Read more

Benefits of Olive Oil – How to Choose the Best Olive Oil

Olive Oil Salad

Benefits of Olive oil are discovered around the world on almost a daily basis. Olive oil plays an extremely important role in the Mediterranean Diet as it creates a healthy substitute for commonly used saturated fats such as butter and margarine. The research carried out on olive oil over the last few years by respected … Read more

Why Do I Eat What I Eat?

Junk Food

As I wrote in the introduction to Mediterranean Diet Secrets, far too often our diets are based on what someone else may think or eat without us even realizing it. For example, poor eating habits are often handed down through a family like old clothes. When I was a kid, my mother used to say … Read more

The Mediterranean Diet and Alzheimer’s

Mediterranean Meal

Americans who ate a Mediterranean diet – lots of fruits, vegetables, legumes, cereals, some fish and alcohol, and little dairy and meat – had a reduced risk for Alzheimer’s disease as they aged. These findings are published in the April issue of Annals of Neurology, a journal published by John Wiley & Sons. The article … Read more

Wholegrain Foods

Oats Whole Grains

What are Wholegrain Foods? Wholegrain foods are cereal grains which retain the bran and germ as well as the endosperm, in contrast to refined grains which retain only the endosperm. Whole meal products are made from whole grain flour. Common whole grain products include oatmeal, popcorn, brown rice, whole wheat flour, sprouted grains and whole … Read more