Category Archives: Traditional Diets

More Evidence That Traditional Diets Provide Health

It is interesting that traditional diets around the World, spatially and temporally, vary considerably. However, analysis of these diets shows that they provide health to their populations despite being very different nutritionally. A closer look at the contents of these … Continue reading

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Traditional Diets and Abdominal Obesity

Abdominal obesity is a condition that describes the accumulation of body fat in the viscera. Abdominal obesity causes an increase in the waist circumference and often a general increase in body weight. Studies show that insulin resistance and the metabolic … Continue reading

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The Cost of Good Food?

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Energy Restriction and Longevity: The Okinawan Diet

Laboratory experiments from a variety of animals, most notably rodents, suggests that energy restriction may increase longevity. In particular, animals exposed to low energy intake for much of their life are protected from diseases associated with ageing, and may also … Continue reading

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Eskimos and Insulin Resistance

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The Mediterranean Diet Reduces Mortality

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Composition of The Mediterranean Diet

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The Mediterranean Diet Improves Body Composition

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Improve Insulin Function

Alaskan Eskimos inhabit the polar and subpolar regions of Alaska, and here they consume a diet composed largely of locally sourced foods, mainly from the sea. This food includes large amounts of fish and other marine life that is a … Continue reading

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Adherence To The Mediterranean Diet Reduces Mortality

The Mediterranean diet is a traditional diet eaten by populations that inhabit the regions around the Mediterranean sea. The diet consists largely of unrefined and minimally processed plant foods, along with dairy foods, eggs, poultry, red wine and occasional red … Continue reading

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