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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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    The importance of pulses in the Mediterranean Diet

    Pulses, or┬álegumes, (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 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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