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Everything you need to know about the Mediterranean diet

Let’s delve deeper into the ingredients, benefits, and some recipes you can incorporate into your daily routine. The Mediterranean diet is a dietary pattern that was inspired by the traditional eating habits of populations in countries bordering the Mediterranean and has gained worldwide recognition. It consists of whole, plant-based foods, healthy fats and a moderate… Read More »

7 Root Vegetables You Need in Your Winter Diet to Stay Healthy

During winter, maintaining energy levels and a strong immune system is crucial. Root vegetables offer an effective remedy. Packed with essential nutrients, they not only nourish but also boost energy in the cool months. Including these vegetables in your diet improves metabolism, supports the immune system, and more. As winter arrives, the battle to maintain… Read More »

Beyond Processed Foods: New Insights into the Reasons for Our Food Choices

Summary: A new study challenges prevailing assumptions about food preferences, particularly when it comes to highly processed foods (UPFs). The study, which involved 224 adults, analyzed responses to images of 52 familiar foods and assessed factors such as energy density, level of processing and carbohydrate-to-fat ratio. Surprisingly, UPFs were not found to be more likable… Read More »

Eating fewer calories can prevent aging

In 1991, eight volunteers locked themselves in a huge greenhouse in the desert near Tucson, Arizona. They were part of an experiment designed to find out whether a carefully selected selection of plants and animals could develop into a self-sustaining ecosystem: a “Biosphere 2”, independent of “Biosphere 1”, i.e. the outside world. In terms of… Read More »

Plant-based diets are linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease

Share on PinterestCan switching to a plant-based diet help reduce metabolic and cardiovascular risk? Photo credit: Magda Tymczyj/Getty Images. Analyzing over 30 studies, German researchers found that replacing meat with plant-based alternatives can dramatically reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and all-cause mortality. It was found that replacing 50 grams of processed… Read More »

Estimating life expectancy gains through sustained adoption of a healthier diet

A recent study published in Natural food reports that a sustained shift to a healthier diet can improve life expectancy. Study: Life expectancy could increase by up to 10 years following continued shifts towards healthier diets in the UK. Image source: RossHelen / Shutterstock.com Improving healthy eating habits in the UK Unhealthy diets lead to… Read More »

Nutritionist reveals the best foods to eat to beat the winter blues

It’s no secret that what we eat affects our mood. However, some foods may have a greater impact than others. About 5 percent of Americans struggle with seasonal affective disorder, a type of seasonal affective disorder that most commonly occurs in the winter and fall. We don’t know exactly what causes this, but scientists believe… Read More »

Scientists rave about the benefits of eating healthier in middle age

By Victoria Allen, Daily Mail Science Editor 16:19 Nov 20, 2023, updated 16:41 Nov 20, 2023 Switching to a healthier diet in middle age could add more than eight years to your life. Transitioning from a typical British unhealthy diet to following the NHS Eatwell Guide could help a 40-year-old woman live around eight years… Read More »