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More Evidence on the Mediterranean-Style Diet

Written By South Centre Chiropractic Clinic & Summerside Chiropractic on December 19, 2016

Greece may not have a great economy but thet do have heathier diets. Once again a study has shown that key elements of their diet protect cognition, memory and has protection properties for the prevention of stroke. A large randomized study found that those who were assigned a mediterranean diet kept their cognition intact while those on an american style diet showed decline in cognition. What is a mediteranean diet? Read on...
1. At least two servings of vegetables daily.
2. Three servings of fruit daily.
3.Three servings of legumes per week e.g. beans, lentils, garbanzo beans (hummus!) .
4.Three weekly meals of fish or seafood.
5.Tomato sauce with garlic and herbs with olive oil two times/week. (get sauce from glass jars at Italian Centre or sauce up your own)
6.Wine with dinner.
7.Snack on nuts, use olive oil for everything except very heat cooking. Non-virgin can be heated higher than virgin olive oil.
8. Eliminate processed meat and soda. Eliminate or limit red meat to once per week. Avoid potatoes and other starchy foods. One of the worst combinations is starch with red meat.
Make the above your new normal. Get some new cookbooks in your life that reflect the above choices. You'll feel heathier, stay sharper and be leaner!
Yours in Health,
Dr. D.

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