Tag: Mediterranean

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What To Eat When You Have Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

26 August, 2021 1 Comment

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) includes a group of conditions whose two main forms are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. These diseases cause inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract and disrupt the body’s capacity to digest and absorb nutrients. People with IBD may experience acute periods of symptoms (active phase) and other periods when […]

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Three Tips to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Dementia is a syndrome in which memory, reasoning, behavior and the ability to perform daily living activities are impaired. Although dementia primarily affects older people, it is not a natural or inevitable consequence of ageing. Nevertheless, there are 50 million people living with dementia in the world, and every year there are nearly 10 million […]

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How to Eat to Prevent and Treat Diabetes?

The global prevalence of diabetes is on the rise, currently estimated at more than 422 million people worldwide. In recent years, popular trends are moving towards low carb diets such as the ketogenic diet and the Low Carb High Fat diet (LCHF) to prevent or improve the control of diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) […]

Is the Mediterranean Diet the Best Choice?

21 January, 2019 2 Comments

Update January 2021: For the third year in a row, the Mediterranean diet has been named the best overall diet by the U.S. News. It also ranked first as the best plant-based diet and the easiest diet to follow. The U.S. News diet ranking is now in its 11th year. Experts gathered this year ranked […]

How to Choose a Diet That Works for Me?

29 December, 2018 No Comments

Wherever we go, we hear about a new diet or way of eating that seems to be THE solution for weight loss, blood sugar control, or whatever our problem is. Whether it’s a low carb diet, the ketogenic diet, intermittent fasting, a high protein diet, the Mediterranean diet, the hypotoxic diet, a vegetarian diet or […]

World Alzheimer’s Day: Prevention through Diet

18 September, 2017 No Comments

Since 1994, the 21st September has marked World Alzheimer’s Day: a day dedicated to raising awareness and spreading information about this disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 47.5 million people have dementia globally. No less than 7.7 million cases are diagnosed each year, that’s a new case every four seconds.

TOP 10 Mediterranean Recipes

15 March, 2016 1 Comment

Mediterranean food spans several countries and cultures, from wonderfully aromatic African spices to the subtle and classic herbaceous French cuisine. There are common threads though: olives, seafood, and bright, bold flavours. Mediterranean recipes tend to be light, often served family-style or as tapas (smaller dishes to be shared and tasted), and make the most out […]

Olive oil compound kills cancer cells

According to a scientific study that appeared recently in the journal Molecular & Cellular Oncology, an antioxidant phenolic compound found in olive oil has the ability to selectively kill cancer cells, while leaving healthy cells untouched. This compound known as oleocanthal would explain at least partly why people who adopt the Mediterranean diet are 15% […]

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Our “Heart-Healthy” Menus adopted by the Montreal Heart Institute’s Centre for Preventive Medicine

20 February, 2015 No Comments

We are very proud to announce a new strategic partnership with the Montreal Heart Institute’s Centre for Preventive Medicine (EPIC Centre), through its Foundation. Through this initiative, the Registered Dietitians of the EPIC Centre will prescribe our ‘Heart-Healthy’ meal plans to the patients. These meal plans are totally in-line with the Mediterranean diet, use mostly […]

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Mediterranean diet linked to slower aging

2 February, 2015 No Comments

Quite a few people with the maximum longevity live along the Mediterranean coastline. These people eat lots of fruits, vegetables, olives, nuts and beans that are locally produced in great abundance and variety, thanks to the favourable climate. For decades now we’ve seen the correlation between this type of food and a lower incidence of […]

Price of olive oil on the rise

13 January, 2015 No Comments

There’s bad news in store for all you olive oil fans out there: brace yourself to pay more for this basic commodity of the Mediterranean diet, whose merits are praised by gourmets and dietitians alike. The disastrous olive harvest in southern Europe in 2014 is sure to cause an upward surge in oil prices (the […]

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The 7 main principles of the Mediterranean diet

Over the last fifty years or so, there has been growing scientific data on the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet to prevent heart attacks, strokes as well as diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer-type dementia and even depression. Here are the 7 main features of this diet, which is usually represented graphically by a pyramid:

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