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The Mediterranean diet can cut your risk of developing heart disease, study says

The Mediterranean diet can cut your risk of developing heart disease, study says

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This is a Kaiser Health News story. Once again, your mother was right. You really do need to eat your vegetables. And while you are at it, put down the bacon and pick up the olive oil, because new research supports the contention that switching to a Mediterranean diet could significantly decrease the risk of heart disease. According to a study published last month in JAMA Network Open, people who followed this type of diet had 25 percent less risk of developing cardiovascular disease over the course of 12 years. The diet’s components make sense to anyone who follows nutrition news. Avoid red meat in favor of “good” fats like fish and poultry. Swap out salt for herbs and spices. Ditch butter and margarine and opt for olive oil instead. Most important, eat a lot of fruits...
Humpback whales travel to the Mediterranean to feed

Humpback whales travel to the Mediterranean to feed

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Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Humpback whales are visiting the Mediterranean to feed, according to a new study. Historically, humpback whales in the Mediterranean Sea have been a rare sight, but anecdotal evidence hinted at increased visitation over the last 150 years. Until now, researchers weren't sure why the large marine mammals were visiting the region. Now, scientists are certain the whales are coming to eat. The revelation was made possible by the serendipitous meeting of one young humpback and whale watching boat in the Strait of Gibraltar. The initial sighting allowed researchers in Spain to track the individual over two periods of consecutive days, each coinciding with spring tides. "For almost a month, it was possible to follow the animal within the Bay of Algeciras, taking exhaustive data...
10 Things to Know About the Mediterranean Diet

10 Things to Know About the Mediterranean Diet

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Refined carbs lack nutrients and can wreak havoc on your blood sugar. Whole grains are best; have four small daily portions of whole-wheat bread, or try a pasta made from quinoa. And always eat grains with healthy fats and protein. Incorporate sprouted or fermented grains (hello, sourdough!) for easier digestion and better nutrient absorption. Or look for creative ways to swap out grains, such as using spaghetti squash in place of noodles. Let's block ads! (Why?) Nutrition - Health.com