Rainbow Diet

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    High-quality Rainbow diet reduces Covid risk

    People consuming the highest quality plant-based diet were around 10% less likely to develop COVID-19 than those with a poor diet, and 40% less likely to become severely ill and needing a hospital. Researchers from King’s College, London, Harvard Medical School, Harvard TH Chan, Lund University, Sweden and the Broad Institute amongst others co-ordinated a study on almost 600,000 people…

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    What is the Valter Longo Fasting-mimicking Diet (FMD)?

    The Fasting-mimicking Diet (FMD) is a 5-day per month protocol, where you typically consume 34-54% less calories than usual, by cutting protein levels and inducing beneficial hormone changes; it is essentially a low-cal Mediterranean Diet. The Fasting-Mimicking diet was originated by Professor Valter Longo stemming from his research at the University of Southern California Longevity Institute. By consuming a calorie…

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    Gut microbiome study links Rainbow Diet foods to good health

    Certain foods, like olive oil, oily fish, red wine, nuts and seeds, vegetables, fruits and pulses (legumes), consistently promote human health because new research shows they increase numbers of helpful bacteria producing anti-inflammatory and beneficial compounds. These foods are commonplace in the colourful Mediterranean diet. These foods can correct and protect. Is the wonderful diet you are eating for your…

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    The High Fibre Rainbow Diet

    The high fibre Mediterranean diet contains good levels of both soluble and insoluble fibres, providing health benefits in diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, dementia; and in carbohydrate and cholesterol management; all thanks to your gut bacteria. When people hear that a diet is high in fibre, they simply assume that means it keeps you regular. Many people…

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    Rainbow Recipe ideas for week 2

    Here are four tasty and healthy recipes to use in week two of your introduction to the rainbow diet; a breakfast, a lunch, a dinner, and a snack. All from our nutritionist Chef Barbara Cox. People come to the Rainbow Diet and wonder where to start. But it’s not hard:  Nourishing foods, whole foods not refined, quality ingredients, good Mediterranean…

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    Rainbow Recipe ideas for week 1

    Here are four tasty and healthy recipes to use in week one of your introduction to the rainbow diet; a breakfast, a lunch, a dinner, and a snack. All from our nutritionist Chef Barbara Cox. People come to the Rainbow Diet and wonder where to start. But it’s not hard, nourishing foods, whole foods not refined, quality ingredients, good oils…

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    Meta-study shows high fat Rainbow Diet reduces risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease

    A meta-analysis of 56 unique studies, reviewed by Hanna E. Bloomfield, MD, MPH, from the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minnesota and colleagues has shown that the high ‘good’ fat content of the colourful Mediterranean Diet, was associated with a reduction of breast cancer risk (57%) and colorectal cancer risk (9%), a reduction in diabetes risk (30%) and a reduction…

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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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