Mediterranean Diet

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    The importance of pulses in the Mediterranean Diet

    Pulses, or legumes, (lentils, beans, peas) are key ingredients in the Mediterranean diet. They help control blood glucose and blood lipid levels; reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and hormonally-driven cancers; are high in soluble fibre promoting the gut microbiome and the immune system, and they are a wonderful store of protein. Pulses are often termed the ‘cornerstone’ of the Rainbow…

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    The Mediterranean Diet, fibre and cardiovascular risk

    The colourful Mediterranean Diet, or Rainbow Diet, is a naturally high fibre diet – both soluble and insoluble – linked with lowered blood pressure, blood glucose and lowered cholesterol and a reduced risk of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. According to the American College of Cardiology and new research (1) presented at their 2019 Annual Conference, patients with…

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    The Mediterranean Diet and spices

    Spices are widely used throughout the Mediterranean, reflecting a strong multi-cultural influence. Spices are not just a taste additive – they have been used to treat and cure a wide variety of ailments for thousands of years. For example Saffron, which per gram is more expensive than gold, has strong liver-protective and anti-cancer properties. Three Mediterranean Spices for your kitchen…

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    The Mediterranean Diet and Alcohol

    While heavy alcohol consumption puts the body at risk, a few glasses of red wine per week seems to be yet another of the healthy participants of the colourful Mediterranean Diet; research shows it can be anti-aging, reduce bad cholesterol and cancer risk, while improving mental health. Is alcohol good or bad for health? We are asked about this constantly.The…

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    A Mediterranean Diet- the best way to fight cancer

    When it comes to cancer, research shows the colourful Mediterranean diet and lifestyle protects and corrects; it is nourishing and full pf bioactive compounds but it is also a lifestyle that includes sunshine and exercise.  The Mediterranean Diet and Cancer i) Bioactive compounds – A number of compounds have strong anti-cancer effects. For example, Apigenin, polyphenols and anthocyanin. There’s even…

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    Mediterranean Diet improves fatigue in prostate patients

    A Mediterranean diet for prostate cancer patients on ADT improved fatigue, quality of life, weight control and lean body mass. Cancer related fatigue (CRF) is a common occurrence in men on Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT). In a pilot study (1) from Deakin University, Geelong, Australia, researchers took 23 men with a mean age of 65.9 years; all were slightly overweight.…

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    Find out how to get your copy HERE. IMPORTANT HEALTH WARNING No products should be considered as treatments or cures for Cancer. Although it is very unlikely that your doctor or oncologist has any in-depth knowledge of natural compounds and herbs and their benefits or any side-effects, you should always seek qualified medical opinion for any contra indications with the drugs…

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    Mediterranean diet promotes healthier ageing

    A Mediterranean Diet alters the gut microbiome significantly and promotes healthier ageing, longevity, lowered inflammation, better bone strength, better cognitive function and memory. A Rainbow diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, fish, whole grains and good fats can restore and regenerate the balance of the microbiome to promote good health. This five country European study (1) was led…

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    To lower liver fat choose the Mediterranean diet

    A Mediterranean diet reduces hepatic fat more than a low-fat diet, improving the health and fat content of the liver above and beyond visceral fat changes. A colourful Mediterranean diet (a Rainbow Diet) is certainly not low fat; it contains high levels of unsaturated fat from extra virgin olive oil and nut oils such as walnut oil. It also contains…

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    Adherence to the Rainbow Diet helps prevent cardiovascular disease, Type-2 diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome

    The colourful Mediterranean Diet, or Rainbow Diet, has moderate to high evidence that it has a beneficial effect on type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and obesity, according to a clinical-standard meta-analysis (1). What is Metabolic Syndrome? People with ‘Metabolic Syndrome’ have at least three of the following 5 conditions: high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high triglycerides, low ‘good’…

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