Mediterranean diet month
May 27th, 2013
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

You have a few more days to get your olive oil and red wine fix - May is  Mediterranean Diet Month.

Not your average fad diet, a Mediterranean diet focuses on eating whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds versus processed food. It also substitutes olive oil for other fats. Fish and seafood are an important part of the diet and, to a lesser extent, so are chicken, dairy and eggs. Red meat and sweets aren’t often eaten at all, while herbs and spices are often used to boost flavor in lieu of salt.

If that doesn’t sound fun, consider this: A Mediterranean diet sees a benefit in drinking red wine( in moderation, of course). Red wine has antioxidants that promote a healthy heart - and that’s exactly what this way of eating is all about.

Bonus: A recent study shows that not only is a Mediterranean diet good for your heart, it’s also good for your brain. Those on a Mediterranean diet had better cognitive skills than those just on a lower-fat diet. So, raise a glass to boosting your brain power!

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  1. Olver White

    “Your post is very nice. It helped me to gather some new and important information. I have recently visit a blog Diets for Better Life and get many valuable tips about diets.”

    June 29, 2013 at 4:59 am |
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    June 28, 2013 at 2:20 am |
  3. MakeMyPlate

    HealthyEbony – this is great diet for weight loss as is very balanced that includes all essential food groups and excludes processed fake foods which are the real killers!

    May 28, 2013 at 10:15 am |
  4. HealthyEbony

    How good is this diet for people looking to lose weight?

    May 27, 2013 at 10:00 am |
    • RichardHead

      Eat MO' Camel or Vegans during Grilling Season.

      May 27, 2013 at 11:27 am |
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