Posts Tagged mediterranean diet plan

Mediterranean Diet Plan Reduces Cancer, Heart Disease, Alzheimers

Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2011 at 4:20 pm

If you knew of an eating regimen where you would be 22% less likely to develop  breast cancer, 20% less prone to heart disease, and 40% less likely to get Alzheimer’s than Americans, would you give it a try? The Mediterranean diet plan delivers on all these claims! Scientists now recognize the amazing health benefits enjoyed by those living in countries bordering Mediterranean Sea, due not just to healthy eating habits, but a healthier lifestyle that includes socializing over meals with friends and family, a slower pace, and even the occasional afternoon nap. Visualize their diet as a pyramid with its base consisting of fruits,  vegetables, beans, legumes and nuts, and healthy (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated) oils. Seven servings a day are recommended from this foundation level. The next level is fish with its healthy Omega-3 oils. Then step up to the  third layer–poultry, eggs and dairy, and finally. level four, consisting of meats and sweets, which should be eaten only rarely. No need to feel deprived when you’re on the healthy and proven Mediterranean diet plan.

Mediterranean Diet Plan – Enjoy That Glass Of Wine

Posted on Friday, May 14th, 2010 at 6:15 pm

The Mediterranean Diet Plan is not only a program for healthy weight loss, it has also been experienced to lower rates of heart disease, lower cholesterol rates, and the reduced risk of diabetes.  This is mostly due to the use of Olive Oil as the primary source of fat.  In the Mediterranean Diet, you enjoy fruits, vegetables, some dairy, legumes, fish, poultry, and they suggest that red meat and eggs only be used in very small quantities.  This diet has been recommended to Americans since the 1990s.  This is not a diet that you will get bored with, exercise is suggested as with any weight loss plan, this plan is not about restricting you from foods but the concept is the types of proteins and portions consumed of each type of food.  You even can enjoy a glass of wine at dinner.  As with all their programs, you even have the choice of making this even easier by choosing your meals and having them delivered to your home.  Enjoy!

Mediterranean Diet Plan — Celebrate Life

Posted on Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

Celebrate Life on the Mediterranean Diet

If the idea of enjoying a glass of wine everyday on the Mediterranean diet plan is attractive to you, medical science backs up the health benefits with a few precautions. Moderate use of alcohol, especially red wine, has been linked with a reduced risk of heart disease and Alzheimer’s in some studies. Red wine reduces the blood’s clotting components, which is important for issues such as stroke and heart attack. It also contains antioxidants, and when used appropriately can help induce relaxation. For those who enjoy a glass of wine, the Mediterranean diet allows red wine in moderation. According to the Mayo Clinic, a 5 ounce glass of wine daily for women, and no more than 10 ounces for men under age 65 (over age 65 should limit to 5 ounces per day) is acceptable. Daily intake of more than this dramatically increases health risks, including cancer. For those individuals who find it difficult to limit alcohol intake to the recommended amounts, or if you already have heart or liver disease, refrain from drinking wine or other alcoholic beverages.

Diet plans are as individual as people themselves. It’s important to assess all plans in order to make the best choice possible.