Category Archives: Mediterranean Diet

How Do Polyphenols Protect From Obesity?

Polyphenols may have a number of health effects that include protection from obesity. Polyphenols are not the only reason that the Mediterranean diet protects from obesity, but they may contribute to this effect. The Mediterranean diet is high in plant … Continue reading

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Which Foods Are Associated with Mood Disorders?

Researchers have investigated the effects of food and drink of mood disorders such as anxiety and depression. For example, it has been shown that the Mediterranean diet is associated with a lower risk of anxiety and depression. Of the foods … Continue reading

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How Good Is the Mediterranean Diet?

The Mediterranean diet is a traditional diet, historically eaten by the populations that inhabit the area around the Mediterranean sea, including those in Southern France, Southern Italy, Greece and North Africa. The diet varies slightly by region, but generally contain … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Versus Vegan Versus Omnivorous Diet

Studies have compared the nutritional quality of plant based and animal based diets. Generally vegan diets are highly restrictive as they exclude a large number of foods that are normally eaten. Vegan diets therefore tend to have the lowest energy … Continue reading

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The Mediterranean Diet: Anti-Inflammatory for Better Mental Health

The Mediterranean diet is a traditional diet that has a number of health benefits. Some of these benefits relate to the ability of the diet to improve mental health. In particular, adherence to the Mediterranean diet decreases the risk of … Continue reading

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Dietary Patterns and Mood Disorders

The Mediterranean diet is a traditional diet that is characterised by foods that are unprocessed or minimally processed. This include large amounts of fruits and vegetables and other foods containing high amounts of antioxidants, particularly red wine. In contrast the … Continue reading

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The Heart Healthy Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is the traditional diet consumed by the populations living around the Mediterranean Sea. The diet consists of unprocessed and unrefined whole cereal grains, fruits, vegetables, fish, poultry, red wine, olive oil, olives and dairy including milk and … Continue reading

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The Mediterranean Diet Against Depression and Anxiety

The Mediterranean diet is a diet associated with the Mediterranean region of Southern Europe. The diet varies slightly with geographical region, but is broadly similar. The diet consists of olives, olive oil, vegetables and fruits, meat in the form of … Continue reading

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Acylcarnitines: A Risk Factor For Cardiovascular Disease?

Cardiovascular disease is a treatable and even reversible condition. Treatment and reversal however requires that the disease is identified before large scale damage is done. The longer the disease is allowed to develop, the less that chance there exists that … Continue reading

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