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thinking about starting the mediterranean diet. anything in addition you all would suggest? i want to be healthy, but still stay lean and fit...

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Dr. Su Fairchild
24 years experience Integrative Medicine
Whole foods: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein.
Answered on May 19, 2016
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Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Good diet!: Recent study on over 7500 people followed in spain compared the mediterranean diet ( nuts , olive oil, fish, vegetables, wine -glass per day), vs low fat diet. Fewer heart attacks and strokes! good diet ! low fat diets are archaic! low carb also beats low fat! good nutritional support can't recommend low fat!
Answered on May 19, 2016
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