Boost your Mood with Food – Food for Mental Health During Covid-19

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“How are you all holding up?” My principal asks this question at the start of every virtual teacher staff meeting. Most of us don’t answer – we just give a computer thumbs up. Why does she ask? Well, for the first time in history, teachers are experiencing isolation and shelter-in-place mandates. This is not only … Read more

Living Longer with a Mediterranean Diet

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A study has long confirmed that people who closely follow a Mediterranean Diet live longer than other Europeans. So what exactly is a Mediterranean diet and how does it exert this spectacular effect. The Mediterranean diet is not a specific diet plan or diet program but a collection of eating habits that are traditionally followed … Read more

Mediterranean Diet with Olive Oil and Nuts Linked to Weight Loss in Older Adults

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Extra “good fats” from nuts and olive oil in a Mediterranean diet may help older adults lose weight, or at least avoid gaining it, a Spanish study suggests. Not all Fats are the Same “Our hypothesis is that not all fats are the same; we have to differentiate fats from vegetables and fats from animal … Read more

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

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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

Keys to a Mediterranean Diet

Dr Oz Mediterranean Diet

Keys to a Mediterranean diet. The Mediterranean diet emphasizes the following: An abundance of food from plant sources. These include vegetables, fruits, breads, potatoes, cereals and grains, nuts, beans and seeds. Whole grain instead of enriched sources of breads and cereals are preferred. Minimally processed foods and whenever possible, seasonally fresh produce. Purchasing seasonally fresh … Read more