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A Mediterranean Diet Benefits the Heart and the Brain

admin - June 24, 2010



Mediterranean FoodA Mediterranean diet consists of vegetables, fish, fruit, nuts, olive oil, lesser amounts of meat, and moderate wine consumption as well as consumption of whole grains. Repeatedly this combination of foods has shown to protect the heart and arteries.

Research from this past Spring also shows that it protects the brain as well. A HealthDay report on the study which involved 4,000 adults aged 65 and older, revealed less cognitive decline when they ate a Mediterranean diet.

This is good news for anyone interested in preventive health. The same diet protects both your heart and your brain. You can’t lose!

If you want to learn how to incorporate Mediterranean diet foods into your present diet, try the “Go! Foods for You” program through the Cleveland Clinic’ Wellness Institute. This prestigious institute is headed by Dr. Michael Roizen, Chief Wellness Officer at the Cleveland Clinic, cofounder of RealAge and co-author, with Dr. Mehmet Oz, of the popular YOU series. Get a 20% discount off the 8-week online program.

Finding ways to substitute healthier, Mediterranean style foods for unhealthier ones is actually very easy to do. Watch this video to learn how to swap out unhealthy fats for healthy ones. Or, if you are looking for a good salmon recipe, try Poached Salmon with Creamy Piccata Sauce.

And of course, you can stay on top of these healthy recipes and updates by subscribing to Life Line Screening’s free e-newsletter.

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  1. bjohnst@suddenlink.net - March 2, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    Very good article!


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