Mediterranean Diet: Good For You, And For The Planet

When people talk about “healthy diets” they typically think of their own health, rather than that of the planet. Earth Day is a useful reminder that we can’t be healthy if our environment is ailing, and that the food we eat is every bit as important to the well-being of Mother Earth as it is to our own. There’s ample scientific proof that the Mediterranean Diet -- a way of eating that’s been enjoyed  around the Mediterranean basin for thousands of years -- cuts our risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, mental decline and a whole host of degenerative diseases. But the Mediterranean Diet also reduces the environmental impact of…
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Beans, Beans, They Really Are Good For Your Heart

Remember the ditty that used to drive your mom crazy at the dinner table? “Beans, Beans, they’re good for your heart; the more you eat, the more you fart; the more you fart the better you feel; so eat your beans at every meal!” Well, now there’s scientific basis to this exuberant rhyme: According to Canadian researchers, eating one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils (known as legumes or pulses) can significantly reduce our so-called “bad cholesterol” and therefore the risk of cardiovascular disease. Their study, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that by eating one serving a day of legumes, people could lower their…
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Welcome to the Modern Mediterranean Diet!

How would you like to eat fats and carbohydrates and still lose weight? Enjoy delicious dishes that are easy to prepare? Eat foods that lower your risk of disease and help you live longer? Do you like the sound of a diet that’s gluten-free but includes delicious baked goods? That’s heavily plant-based but still lets you eat meat, fish, eggs and dairy, and encourages the occasional glass of wine? “Dream on!” you’re saying? Not at all, this diet really exists. It’s called the Modern Mediterranean Diet. Skeptics take note: this is no fad diet, and there's no need to buy expensive supplements, protein powders or kitchen machinery. All you need…
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Mediterranean Diet: Good For You, And For The Planet

When people talk about “healthy diets” they typically think of their own health, rather than that of the planet. Earth Day is a useful reminder that we can’t be healthy if our environment is ailing, and that the food we eat is every bit as important to the well-being of Mother Earth as it is to our own. There’s ample scientific proof that the Mediterranean Diet -- a way of eating that’s been enjoyed  around the Mediterranean basin for thousands of years -- cuts our risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, mental decline and a whole host of degenerative diseases. But the Mediterranean Diet also reduces the environmental impact of…
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Beans, Beans, They Really Are Good For Your Heart

Remember the ditty that used to drive your mom crazy at the dinner table? “Beans, Beans, they’re good for your heart; the more you eat, the more you fart; the more you fart the better you feel; so eat your beans at every meal!” Well, now there’s scientific basis to this exuberant rhyme: According to Canadian researchers, eating one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils (known as legumes or pulses) can significantly reduce our so-called “bad cholesterol” and therefore the risk of cardiovascular disease. Their study, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that by eating one serving a day of legumes, people could lower their…
Read More

Welcome to the Modern Mediterranean Diet!

How would you like to eat fats and carbohydrates and still lose weight? Enjoy delicious dishes that are easy to prepare? Eat foods that lower your risk of disease and help you live longer? Do you like the sound of a diet that’s gluten-free but includes delicious baked goods? That’s heavily plant-based but still lets you eat meat, fish, eggs and dairy, and encourages the occasional glass of wine? “Dream on!” you’re saying? Not at all, this diet really exists. It’s called the Modern Mediterranean Diet. Skeptics take note: this is no fad diet, and there's no need to buy expensive supplements, protein powders or kitchen machinery. All you need…
Read More

Mediterranean Diet: Good For You, And For The Planet

When people talk about “healthy diets” they typically think of their own health, rather than that of the planet. Earth Day is a useful reminder that we can’t be healthy if our environment is ailing, and that the food we eat is every bit as important to the well-being of Mother Earth as it is to our own. There’s ample scientific proof that the Mediterranean Diet -- a way of eating that’s been enjoyed  around the Mediterranean basin for thousands of years -- cuts our risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, mental decline and a whole host of degenerative diseases. But the Mediterranean Diet also reduces the environmental impact of…
Read More

Beans, Beans, They Really Are Good For Your Heart

Remember the ditty that used to drive your mom crazy at the dinner table? “Beans, Beans, they’re good for your heart; the more you eat, the more you fart; the more you fart the better you feel; so eat your beans at every meal!” Well, now there’s scientific basis to this exuberant rhyme: According to Canadian researchers, eating one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils (known as legumes or pulses) can significantly reduce our so-called “bad cholesterol” and therefore the risk of cardiovascular disease. Their study, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that by eating one serving a day of legumes, people could lower their…
Read More

Welcome to the Modern Mediterranean Diet!

How would you like to eat fats and carbohydrates and still lose weight? Enjoy delicious dishes that are easy to prepare? Eat foods that lower your risk of disease and help you live longer? Do you like the sound of a diet that’s gluten-free but includes delicious baked goods? That’s heavily plant-based but still lets you eat meat, fish, eggs and dairy, and encourages the occasional glass of wine? “Dream on!” you’re saying? Not at all, this diet really exists. It’s called the Modern Mediterranean Diet. Skeptics take note: this is no fad diet, and there's no need to buy expensive supplements, protein powders or kitchen machinery. All you need…
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