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  • Rainbow Recipes

    Rainbow Diet – the ‘Rainbow Recipes’ Book

    The Rainbow Recipes book brings you the healthy food of the colourful Mediterranean diet in easy to use recipes using research-proven healthy ingredients from the Rainbow Diet. The Rainbow Diet Recipe Book – Rainbow Recipes – from Chris Woollams and Barbara Cox What do I eat if I have cancer? Preparing a diet for cancer used to be hard. Now it…

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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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    Living younger, longer in Sardinia

    Nowhere is the colourful Mediterranean diet better exemplified than in the island of Sardinia where goats or sheep graze in the family olive groves and fish are eaten with tomatoes, whole grain pasta and a little wine. Sardinia has mountains to almost 4,000 metres and lies surrounded by the Mediterranean sea, its northerly tip below Rome and its southerly tip…

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    Mediterranean Diet reduces brain shrinkage.

    The colourful Mediterranean Diet (or Rainbow Diet) can reduce brain shrinkage as you age. A study which followed 70 year-old Scottish people for 6 years has found that a low adherence to the colourful Mediterranean Diet results in much greater brain shrinkage. The group were followed using a dietary notebook, and then scanned using MRI. The brain scans were then…

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    9 major health benefits of olive oil

    Olive oil is a major contributor to health and a cornerstone of the colourful Mediterranean Diet, or the Rainbow Diet as we like to call it. The ‘healthiest’ olive oil is cold pressed olive oil, often called extra virgin olive oil. It is prepared from the first pressing of the olives and is completely natural and unrefined. Its benefits have been…

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    Olive oil can lengthen your life

    Olive oil, a key component of theMediterranean diet, increases longevity particularly when coupled with other healthy oils like fish oil DHA, a healthy microbiome and exercise. First, Spanish researchers (1) analysing calorie intake and olive oil intake data taken from dietary questionnaires provided by 40,622 men and women aged 29 to 69 and living in Spain, recruited into the Europe-wide ´European…

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    Rainbow diet links to improved bone structure as you age

    Olive oil preserves bone density because it increases essential bone hormone osteocalin concentrations and maintains blood calcium levels; it also maintains insulin levels in people with diabetes.  Osteporosis is a fear for many ageing men and women. But research in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM) has now shown that going on a two year colourful Mediterranean Diet…

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