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  • Rainbow Diet

    What can I eat on the real Rainbow Diet?

    The real Rainbow diet, or colourful Mediterranean diet, is a natural, whole food diet that is supported by thousands of years of health and longevity. It’s core is olive oil; nuts and seeds, red wine and unpasteurized cheese; and sunshine, exercise, sleep and enjoyment with friends and family; it’s a Lifestyle not an eating regime. The real Rainbow Diet is not about…

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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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  • Rainbow Diet

    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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    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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    The health benefits of pulses

    Pulses, or legumes, are very important ingredients in the colourful Mediterranean diet, the Rainbow Diet, for a number of reasons. 1. Pulses help control blood glucose and blood lipid levels. They help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. 2. Pulses are high in phytoestrogen – they help block human oestrogen from receptor sites in hormonally-driven cancer. 3. Pulses…

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    Fundamental flaws in using a Ketogenic diet to fight cancer

    Chris Woollams with Professor Thomas Seyfried The Ketogenic Diet or Keto Diet is fundamentally flawed; it cannot restrict glutamine and glutamate as is claimed, its high blood fat levels risk spreading cancer; and restricting carbs can impair the microbiome and immune response.  The Ketogenic Diet is a great fad, with tens of thousands of people using it. If you use…

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