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Your essential Mediterranean diet grocery list

Ready to try the Mediterranean diet? Head to the grocery store and stock up.<p>Here are seven essentials, according to Julia Collin Davison, executive …

Brain shrinks less in older people who eat Mediterranean diet

Eating a Mediterranean diet has been linked to less brain shrinkage in older adults.<p>Human brains naturally shrink with age. But a study that followed …

Mediterranean diet can beat depression, research suggests

Food affects mood and Australian researchers say the widely lauded Mediterranean diet is proving to be a powerful treatment for major depression.<p>The …

More Signs Mediterranean Diet May Boost Your Brain

Older adults who favored this eating style lost less brain volume, study finds<p>WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The heart-healthy …

Mediterranean diet linked to a lower risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Dietary patterns of the Mediterranean diet can be related to a lower diagnose of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a …

Mediterranean diet associated with relief from depression symptoms

For those with depression, counseling about healthier foods — along with increased consumption of Mediterranean-type foods — may help relieve symptoms, a new study suggests.<p>Though the study is small, it did have striking results: Those who got dietary counseling were five times as likely to recover …

The Mediterranean Diet Could Help Kids With ADHD

Eating less sugar and more vegetables and fish might reduce inattention and impulsivity, new research suggests.<p>The Mediterranean diet is often celebrated for its health effects on the brain, especially later in life. Doctors recommend it for preventing Alzheimer’s and protecting the brain from …

11 Books You *Need* to Read If You’re Trying to Eat Better

<i>For many of us, 2016 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2017! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>If you’re trying to eat better in 2017, it can be hard …

Can a single diet cure depression, lower cholesterol and help you live longer?

As the saying goes, everything old is new again. The Mediterranean diet, with its focus on plant foods, fish and olive oil, hit the headlines a …

This Is the Only Oil You Should Be Eating, Says a Cardiologist

We now know to leave non-organic canola oil out of our frying pans—but what's the best oil for your overall heart health? According to Joel Kahn, …

Nutrition

Avoid Alzheimer’s Later By Doing These Two Things Right Now

They come with other body-wide benefits, too<p>Protecting your brain might be as easy as safeguarding your body: Exercise and healthy eating may ward off Alzheimer’s disease, research from UCLA suggests.<p>In the study, people who ate a Mediterranean diet—rich in fish, lots of vegetables, and healthy …

Alzheimer's Disease

Depression: A Psychiatrist Suggests Peanut Butter, Chocolate

In a previous post, I recommended five scientifically valid and clinically helpful do-it-yourself techniques to help speed up improvement from …

For A Healthy Heart, Add A Little Olive Oil

The effectiveness of the Mediterranean diet isn’t really up for debate anymore—at this point, it’s more a question of how to tweak it, and home in on what the active ingredients are. (For example, the MIND diet is a science-based variant of the Mediterranean diet, developed purely from what the …

Holistic Medicine

Scientists May Have Figured Out Why Olive Oil Is So Healthy

It makes "good" cholesterol perform its job more efficiently.<p>(Reuters Health) - A traditional Mediterranean diet with added olive oil may be tied to a lower risk of heart disease at least in part because it helps maintain healthy blood flow and clear debris from arteries, a Spanish study …

This Diet Can Actually Remove Cholesterol From Your Body

​Eat up to help your heart<p>Chalk up one more health benefit to olive oil: Eating a Mediterranean diet can help boost the function of your “good” cholesterol, research from the American Heart Association suggests.<p>In the study, people at high risk of heart disease followed one of three diets for one …

Holistic Medicine

Mediterranean Diet Plus Olive Oil a Boost to Heart Health?

It enhances protective effects of 'good' HDL cholesterol, study suggests.<p>By Robert Preidt, HealthDay News<p>A Mediterranean diet high in virgin olive …

Mediterranean Diet Good for Cholesterol Functions

A Mediterranean diet rich in virgin olive oil may improve the function of “good” cholesterol in people at risk for heart disease, according to a new …

Why Olive Oil Is So Good for the Heart

All cholesterol is not equal. It comes in healthy and unhealthy forms, and doctors have long advised people to cut back on the bad cholesterol, LDL, …

Mediterranean Diet and HDL ("Good") Cholesterol

Another benefit of the Mediterranean diet: It may enhance the cardioprotective capacity of HDL (“good”) cholesterol, even though it doesn't raise HDL …

Can Diet Conquer Depression? This Clinical Trial Says Yes

Scientists have recently become aware there's a connection between our gut and our brain. But just how deep does this connection go? Could we, say, …

The real Mediterranean diet: What you can expect - Health - ABC News

A traditional Mediterranean diet has been shown to have significant health benefits. But can you follow it if you live nowhere near a Greek …

Neuroscience: The Mediterranean Diet Might Just Make You Smarter | Inc.com

Have you ever felt like what or how you eat often determines how you act, even if you don't intend for it to? That's because--like the age-old adage--we actually are what we eat. A recent study published in the American Academy of Neurology has shown that those who followed a Mediterranean diet …

Holistic Medicine

How olive oil can help boost your good cholesterol levels

Food is a powerful health promoter. The essential nature of vitamins and minerals from food is well understood. Research has established the role of …

Mediterranean diet may decrease pain associated with obesity

Those who eat more fish, plant proteins less likely to suffer, study finds<p>COLUMBUS, Ohio - Eating a Mediterranean diet could decrease the chances an …

1-Day Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan

Often called the world's healthiest diet, the Mediterranean diet gets points for being delicious <i>and</i> healthy.<p>It can help reduce the risk of certain …

Eating plenty of nuts, fruit and fish may cut risk of getting oestrogen-receptor-negative cancer, Dutch research finds<p>Following a Mediterranean diet could help reduce the risk of contracting one of the worst types of breast cancer by 40%, according to a large study for the World Cancer Research …

Cancer

Mediterranean diet could slash risk of deadly breast cancer by 40pc

Eating a Mediterranean diet can help reduce risk of one of worst types of breast cancer by 40 per cent, a major study suggests.<p>The research which tracked more than 60,000 women over two decades found that those who ate a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, fish, nuts, whole grains and olive oil had a …

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