25 August 2009

Eat Healthy With The Mediterranean Diet

I LOVE MEDITERRANEAN FOOD !! I've been to Greece twice and Morocco and Turkey one time each and have eaten some of the best food in the world in those places.

The British Medical Journal tracked 23,000 Greek adults. It was learned that eating a lot of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes (like beans and peas) had the greatest impact on longevity. Consuming small/moderate amounts of alcohol and meats also contributed to a longer lifespan. A high intake of cereal and seafood had little or no positive effect.

A study in the Archives of Neurology showed that the Mediterranean diet reduced people's risk of dementia and/or helped reduce it's progression.