The Mediterranean Diet is a widely respected and highly acclaimed diet based on the food and lifestyles common to the people of Greece, Crete and coastal Italy. The Mediterranean Diet has garnered significant attention from both the public and the medical community, including endorsement by the Mayo Clinic and The New England Journal of Medicine. In addition to being a healthy, extremely effective way of losing weight, the Mediterranean diet is considered an effective means of avoiding or reversing many health issues, such as obesity, pre-Diabetes, and cardiovascular issues.On 2/25/2013, The New England Journal of Medicine reported, "Mediterranean diet supplemented with either extra-virgin olive oil or nuts resulted in an absolute risk reduction of approximately 3 major cardiovascular events per 1000 person-years, for a relative risk reduction of approximately 30%, among high-risk persons who were initially free of cardiovascular disease." Based on the findings by The New England Journal of Medicine, The New York Times reported, "About 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease can be prevented in people at high risk if they switch to a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits and vegetables, and even drink wine with meals, a large and rigorous new study has found. The findings, published on The New England Journal of Medicine's Web site on Monday, were based on the first major clinical trial to measure the diet's effect on heart risks. The magnitude of the diet's benefits startled experts. The study ended early, after almost five years, because the results were so clear it was considered unethical to continue." The Mediterranean diet encourages meals which consist largely of healthy foods such as whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, olive oil and other healthy fats, fish and seafood, nuts, legumes and dairy products. Meat and poultry are kept to a minimum, and foods are prepared in ways that maximize their health benefit, including sautéing, broiling, roasting and grilling.The Mediterranean diet is very low in saturated fats, yet provides a high-protein, high-fiber diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and Omega 3s.The Mediterranean diet focuses on healthy ingredients and preparation, rather than reducing what you eat or counting calories. The biggest difference with respect to other diets is that the Mediterranean diet leaves one feeling comfortably full, rather than hungry, as most diets do. As a result, adherents to the Mediterranean diet are more successful in losing and maintaining their ideal weight, and enjoy higher energy, more restful sleep, and better overall health.Extensively researched, The Mediterranean Diet explains the fundamental concepts of the Mediterranean diet in easy-to-understand language, and provides expert tips, guidelines, recipes, and even meal plans for maximizing your success in achieving your ideal weight and health.
Author: Dr Catherine Itsiopoulos
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
Release Date: 2015-07-16
Genre: Health & Fitness
This beautifully photographed book is your complete guide to the world's most famous, effective and sustainable diet by one of Australia's leading researchers. The Mediterranean Diet is the diet on which others are based. Its positive health effects have been rigorously tested for more than 60 years, and the results are clear. The diet has been proven to prevent heart disease and diabetes, help with weight management, slow the progress of Alzheimer's and promote longevity. Dr Catherine Itsiopoulos has spent her working life researching the diet. Drawing on the food traditions of her Greek heritage, Dr Itsiopoulos provides 80 delicious recipes, eating plans and nutritional advice, as well as sharing the evidence as to why this diet is the gold standard of healthy eating. Sustainable, satisfying and suitable for the whole family, this is a diet for life, one that celebrates the pleasures of food as much as it promotes long-term good health and wellbeing.
Author: Dr Catherine Itsiopoulos
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
This is a specially formatted fixed layout ebook that retains the look and feel of the print book. The Mediterranean Diet is the diet to end them all. Scientifically backed by decades of rigorously peer-reviewed research, the results of the Mediterranean Diet speak for themselves. Dr Catherine Itsiopoulos has devoted her life to studying this World Heritage diet and now brings you more recipes, tips and facts to improve your health as well as brighten your home. From longevity and sustained weight-loss, to the prevention of heart disease and dementia, for long, happy life of healthy eating, the Mediterranean Diet is the one to follow. Gorgeously photographed, this companion to Dr Catherine Itsiopoulos' The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook features the latest research on the benefits of the diet, clear instructions on how to fast safely and effectively, mythbusting on food fads and 'superfoods' and more than 80 all-new delicious recipes the whole family will enjoy. Sustainable and satisfying, The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook is a celebration of good health and hearty eating.
Author: Chef Stephanie Green, R.D.
Release Date: 2010-12-07
Genre: Health & Fitness
Healthy food = healthy lifestyle. Based on a nutritional principle time-tested for success for literally thousands of years, the Mediterranean Diet consists of a balance of all food groups with an emphasis on foods with high Omega-3 fat content such as fish, beans, and olive oil. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the Mediterranean Diet introduces the healthy cuisine enjoyed in countries such as Spain, Southern France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and much of the Middle East. ?Features more than 75 delicious, easy to prepare recipes-each with a complete nutritional breakdown of fats and calories-and daily meal plans ?Easy step-by-step shopping and preparation tips and instructions ?Detailed chapters about food groups and nutrition
Author: Victor R. Preedy
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2014-11-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering
The Mediterranean Diet offers researchers and clinicians a single authoritative source which outlines many of the complex features of the Mediterranean diet: ranging from supportive evidence and epidemiological studies, to the antioxidant properties of individual components. This book embraces a holistic approach and effectively investigates the Mediterranean diet from the cell to the nutritional well-being of geographical populations. This book represents essential reading for researchers and practicing clinicians in nutrition, dietetics, endocrinology, and public health, as well as researchers, such as molecular or cellular biochemists, interested in lipids, metabolism, and obesity. Presents one comprehensive, translational source for all aspects of how the Mediterranean diet plays a role in disease prevention and health Experts in nutrition, diet, and endocrinology (from all areas of academic and medical research) take readers from the bench research (cellular and biochemical mechanisms of vitamins and nutrients) to new preventive and therapeutic approaches Features a unique section on novel nutraceuticals and edible plants used in the Mediterranean region
The Mediterranean Diet is considered one of the the healthiest diets in the world, and is considered acceptable for people with serious health issues such as diabetes and heart disease. However, it can also be high in fat and in calories if the cooking isn't done the right way. Idiot's Guides: Mediterranean Diet Cookbook is co-authored by a chef and registered dietitian who together have assembled over 200 recipes that are both compliant with the Mediterranean Diet guidelines and delicious. From hearty, heart-healthy breakfasts to delicious desserts, the recipes in this book will help bring good health to anyone who is looking for a better way of eating that doesn't mean sacrificing flavor.
Adults living in certain olive-growing areas of the Mediterranean Basin display high life expectancies and rates of chronic disease that are among the lowest in the world. These benefits are achieved despite socioeconomic indicators that are often much lower than those of more industrial nations in North America and Europe. Attention has focused on diet as the cardinal factor since food consumption patterns are closely tied to the incidence and severity of chronic debilitating diseases. The Mediterranean Diet: Constituents and Health Promotion explores in detail the relationship among the Mediterranean Diet, nutritional status, and disease and evaluates the nutritional practices that minimize or slow the incidence and progress of major diseases, especially heart disease and cancer. During the past ten years the Mediterranean Diet has been the subject of constant attention, debate, and controversy. It is the subject of ongoing studies as a cultural model for dietary improvement and health promotion in the United States and Europe. Divided into three sections, the book provides this information: Background: Learn about the history of the Mediterranean Diet and food patterns from the ancient Greeks through the present. This section also discusses the diet's classical antecedents and definition, paying particular attention to the characteristics, dietary patterns, and epidemiological aspects. Dietary Constituents: Discover the specific food components and commodities that constitute the Mediterranean Diet such as fats and oils; fruits, vegetables, legumes, and grains; milk and dairy products; meat and meat products; and alcoholic beverages. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: Examine how the Mediterranean Diet promotes good health with regard to diabetes and obesity, coronary heart disease, cancer, and longevity. Also included are chapters offering dietary recommendations based on the current understanding of the diet, suggested future research and applications, and a useful summary chapter. The Mediterranean Diet: Constituents and Health Promotion provides a clear overview of this timely and controversial subject.
Author: Eric Zacharias
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-04-20
Over the past several years there has been increasing information in the medical literature regarding the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet. Clinicians may not be informed on advances in nutrition, and studies have demonstrated that they do not spend much time discussing food as a means for promoting health with patients. The Mediterranean Diet: A Clinician's Guide for Patient Care is an essential new volume that serves as an update and a reference for clinicians on the Mediterranean diet. Specific diseases and the effects the Mediterranean diet have on them are outlined. Diseases and conditions that are outlined include heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s, depression, cancer, allergies, asthma, arthritis and diabetes. A detailed analysis of the specific nutrients in a Mediterranean diet and the food groups containing them is also included. A useful guide containing daily meal plans and and an extensive recipe section prepared by a team of dieticians can be found in the patient resources section. The Mediterranean Diet: A Clinician's Guide for Patient Care provides a useful summary of the constituent components and health benefits of a Mediterranean diet to health professionals.
Have you ever wondered what makes the Mediterranean diet so healthy? Do you enjoy olives, tomatoes, Chouriço and Mozzarella, basil, rosemary and oregano, grapes, figs, and dates; and would you like to learn more about the substances they contain? Then this book is for you! The Mediterranean diet, designated as an ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’, has a reputation of being particularly beneficial to your health and for reducing the risk of diseases like cardiovascular disorders. Read this book to find out which chemical compounds contribute to these health benefits. Typical ingredients of the Mediterranean diet include olive oils, fresh and dried vegetables and fruits, cereals, moderate amounts of fish, dairy and meat, and various condiments and spices, typically accompanied by wine and infusions. The book will introduce you to the most typical ingredients, providing information about their use in Mediterranean cuisine and explaining more about the healthy substances they contain – from their chemistry to their occurrence in the foods and the resulting intake. Summarizing important facts and data from available scientific literature, this book even gives recommendations for guidelines to a healthy diet – guidelines that are becoming more and more important. In recent years, it has been observed that nutritional habits in the geographical area have started to deviate further and further away from the typical Mediterranean nutritional pattern, representing an alarming trend that this book also critically addresses, since the WHO has reported increases in obesity and malnutrition in the Mediterranean area. Illustrations of important chemical compound structures, as well as appetizing photos of select ingredients for Mediterranean dishes, accompany the text.
The Mediterranean diet is more than just about food; it's about an all-around healthier lifestyle. Proponents of the diet encourage healthy activities, such as spending meal time with family and friends, and enjoying and savoring your food. In her book "Beginner's Guide to the Mediterranean Diet", Amy Zulpa highlights and explains how you can enjoy the zest for life such an approach can bring. By following the Mediterranean diet pyramid, you will be eating a largely plant-based diet, with the added benefits of better than average, sustainable weight loss, significantly lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, and better heart health. "The Beginner's Guide to the Mediterranean Diet" is a useful book for anyone to have in the home. It is a great starter recipe book for the newbie homeowner who wants to learn how to cook healthy meals. Folk have been trying to find out about the 'secret' Mediterranean diet as its benefits have become better known. The diet is not only filled with delicious meal options, but is extremely healthy as well. The author explains what the Mediterranean diet is and then goes into the benefits before providing the reader with some great recipe options to try for themselves.
This is a recipe book following the principles of the famous “Blood type diet”® of naturopathic physician, Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo. On the basis of laboratory tests he found that in the intestine there are specific antigens for each blood type. These antigens, reacting with food lectins, make different foods good, neutral or harmful for the different blood types. The dishes presented in this book have been selected to permit everybody to appreciate the tastes of the Mediterranean cuisine. For each recipe there is advice for each blood type on the most suitable foods and those to be avoided in order to feel better, but never forgetting the all-important factor of taste. The book presents 120 classic recipes, each with specific indications for each blood type as to which are the most suitable foods and which should be avoided, while never forgetting taste. There are also lists of the most suitable foods for the different blood types.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Experience the amazing benefits of the Mediterranean Diet in just one month. The Mediterranean Diet is certified as one of the healthiest diets by trusted organizations from the American Heart Association to the Mayo Clinic. With a focus on flavorful produce, healthy fats, whole grains, and wholesome natural foods, the Mediterranean Diet is a lifestyle change that is so enjoyable it won't feel like a diet. The Mediterranean Diet for Every Day will guide you through the first month of a successful Mediterranean Diet, making it easy to improve your heart health, reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and create a path to sensible weight loss. With smart guidelines and mouthwatering recipes, The Mediterranean Diet for Every Day will make your transition to the Mediterranean Diet simple and painless. Designed to help you fit healthy changes into your busy lifestyle, The Mediterranean Diet for Every Day includes: • More than 100 easy Mediterranean Diet recipes, including Italian-Herbed Lamb Chops, Whole-Grain Mediterranean Pizza, and even Whipped Chocolate Mousse • 4-Week Mediterranean Diet meal plan to guide you through the diet one day at a time • A detailed Mediterranean Diet food list--from whole-grain breads and pastas, to fresh seafood, to healthy fat sources like olives and avocados
Why this book? First because I like cooking, and I want to show you our cuisine and our recipes that can be prepared quickly. The ingredients, simple and wisely combined, give us all that our body needs.This is THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET, the most suitable for living healthy and for a long time. This Diet is considered THE best in the world because its typical products are: fruit, vegetables, legumes, white meat -like chicken, rabbit- but especially extra virgin olive oil that is a monounsaturated fat, rich in antioxidants that prevent cardiovascular diseases. Most of all, with this book I would like to teach young people to eat healthy and meanwhile to gratify the palate, which means TAKING CARE OF THEMSELVES. In addition to the recipes I give some advice about the ways of living.