Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Mediterranean Diet

According to an article written by Daniel J. Denoon " People who mostly follow the Mediterranean diet lower their risk of mental decline -- and they lower this risk even more if they exercise, new studies suggest. "

What is the "Mediterranean" diet you might ask?

There's no one "Mediterranean" diet, but the common Mediterranean dietary pattern has these characteristics:

  • Eating high consumption of fruits, vegetables, bread and other cereals, potatoes, beans, nuts and seeds everyday to balance meat intake.
  • olive oil is an important monounsaturated fat source
  • dairy products, fish and poultry are consumed in low to moderate amounts, and little red meat is eaten
  • eggs are consumed zero to four times a week
  • wine is consumed in low to moderate amounts
  • Sitting at a table, socializing and eating three meals every day, from which at least two are cooked. The Mediterranean diet is primarily based on warm dishes.

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