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What is a good mediterranean diet foods?

What is a good mediterranean diet foods?

Fish, olive, veggies: Olive oil, veggies, fish are the staples of the mediterranean diet and they are all packed with healthy nutrients and antioxidants. Of course the way of preparation is also important. Raw, stewed, or lightly grilled without butter or heavy sauces. My personal favorites are lentils, okra, eggplants, tomaties, peppers and wild mushrooms. Studies have shown that medi diet decreased cardiac mortality. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Is a mediterranean diet healthy?

Is a mediterranean diet healthy?

Med diet: Mediterranean diet is very healthy. In this case food is medicine. Prolongs life in those with coronary disease, reduces BP in those with hypertension, improves glucose control and can promote weight loss. ...Read more

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Mediterranean diet, is it ok to eat sardines everry day?

Mediterranean diet, is it ok to eat sardines everry day?

Small fish are good: Yes, sardines daily are great.

High in protein and in omega-3 fats, sardines are also delicious.

They do not accumulate mercury or toxins like large fish do: they do not get big enough.

I recommend sardines, salmon and herring in this Wall Street Journal piece on longevity and omega-3s: http://www. Wsj. Com/articles/SB10001424052748703837004575013393566949312 ...Read more

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What are the heart benefits of the mediterranean diet?

What are the heart benefits of the mediterranean diet?

Stops arterioscleros: It reduces the likelihood of having a heart attack and dying of heart disease. ...Read more

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Will the mediterranean diet help reduce my cholesterol level?

Will the mediterranean diet help reduce my cholesterol level?

Yes, modestly: Depending on how bad your baseline diet is, adopting & maintaining a mediterranean diet enriched with polyunsaturated oils (olive), emphasis on plant-based foods, fruits, legumes, nuts, & use of meat, if any, as a condiment rather than the main course, will modestly reduce cholesterol, assuming your weight is stable. Weight loss will spuriously lower the cholesterol more, until weight stabilizes. ...Read more

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Is the mediterranean diet or paleo diet better for losing weight?

Paleo Diet: Paleo diet is especially helpful for autoimmune disease and gastrointestinal disorders. Here's a quick start guide... http://doccarnahan. Blogspot. Com/2013/02/a-quick-start-guide-paleo-diet. Html. ...Read more

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Is the mediterranean diet acceptable for people with type 2 diabetes?

Is the mediterranean diet acceptable for people with type 2 diabetes?

Largely No: Ancel keys is considered the father of the mediterranean diet. Study him on google, including the photo of him when elderly. Also study: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, science for smart people, big fat fiasco, how the government makes you fat, dietdoctor, taubes, attia, nusi. Org, lustig, eric westman, & many answers I have offered on healthtap. ...Read more

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Will going from an mostly fat diet to an mediterranean diet have extreme weight loss?

Will going from an mostly fat diet to an mediterranean diet have extreme weight loss?

Weight loss: The mediterranean diet is an excellent diet but you will have to exercise regularly to lose weigh and keep it off. Best. ...Read more

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Is the mediterranean diet actually good for you?

Is the mediterranean diet actually good for you?

May be: It depends on how much you eat. To lose weight you need to achieve negative caloric balance, i.e., burn more calories than you take in. Reduce your intake, and exercise more (easier said than done). ...Read more

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Why is the Mediterranean diet considered so healthy?

Seriously, two: Reasons. I've read on this extensively.
The first is just wrong. The rate of heart disease was relatively low in Greece compared to England. AND SO WAS THE OBESITY RATE! . (google 7 countries survey)
Second, many good things are in that diet: no transfat, fish, vegetables, etc.
mostly this is bunk though
https://www. Kickstarter. Com/projects/1775472781/1708440999? token=378a5145
details this. ...Read more

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What is healthier, Ayurveda or mediterranean diet?

What is healthier, Ayurveda or mediterranean diet?

Lifestyle choice!: Hard to really answer this question as phrased. Ayurvedia is a complete and integrated healing system originating in india that includes diet suggestions, meditation, exercise, thought processes/actions, etc. Such systems have a great deal of power when fully used. Mediterranean diet has been shown to be very heart healthy especially compared with standard american diet (sad).What you do & eat is key. ...Read more

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Fish allergy and the mediterranean diet==what are substitutes?

Fish allergy and the mediterranean diet==what are substitutes?

Nuts, poultry, beans: A good source of protein in the diet is important, and chicken, various nuts and soy can supply this. ...Read more

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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...

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

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! ...Read more

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Is the mediterranean diet healthy for people who are prone to kidney stones?

Is the mediterranean diet healthy for people who are prone to kidney stones?

Yes, provided:: Subject keeps salt itake low ; water intake high, same as for anyone who is prone to kidney stones. Basically, olive oil, used in mediterranian cooking, is healthier than animal fat anyway. ...Read more

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Hello. How can I get rid of celulite? I have it on my thighs and a little on my knees. Currently I am working out and having a mediterranean diet.

Hello. How can I get rid of celulite? I have it on my thighs and a little on my knees. Currently I am working out and having a mediterranean diet.

Difficult but can do: Hello AnaV: This is a difficult thing to do but many of the treatments are not going to help when using creams and topical treatments. The best is to do specific exercises that isolate and tone the muscles that are involved in the areas of the cellulite. This can be achieved in looking for the specific articles that will show you the appropriate treatments. Womenslife. Today look for cellulite. ...Read more

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Y wud I hav NASH or nafld if I am a 24 y male non alcoholic BMI 19.5. Exellent lipid profile. Good mediterranean diet. Negative u/s & workup 4 high alt?

Y wud I hav NASH or nafld if I am a 24 y male non alcoholic BMI 19.5. Exellent lipid profile. Good mediterranean diet. Negative u/s & workup 4 high alt?

NAH: I'm not sure one abnormal liver function test would qualify as adequate to label one with a diagnosis of hepatic disease. Have you discussed with your dr.? Have you seen a gastroenterologist? ...Read more

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Diverticulis - what sort of diet would effectively prevent diverticulosis? (assuming that diverticuli are present in the colon)

Diverticulis - what sort of diet would effectively prevent diverticulosis? (assuming that diverticuli are present in the colon)

High fiber.: Sorry to break it to you, but of you have diverticuli already, then you have diverticulosis. A high fiber diet will lessen the number of diverticuli in your future and will hopefully reduce the episodes of bleeding and infection. ...Read more

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Does diverticulosis require a special diet? Foods to avoid?

Does diverticulosis require a special diet? Foods to avoid?

None, really.: The key is just high fiber diet and plenty of fluids. We used to think to avoid nuts and seeds, but studies have shown otherwise. ...Read more

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Is the diet the same for diverticulosis and for diverticulitis?

No: If you have infection (diverticulitis) iiiyour doctor may put you on light diet untill the infection resolve then back to normal diet for dicertictulosis. ...Read more

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Must I seek professional order for a diverticulosis diet?

No in general: But if you have left sided abdominal pain, bloody stool then please see ur doctor. ...Read more

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I have severe chronic diverticulosis. Diet and laxatives not helping with constipation and pain. What are my options?

I have severe chronic diverticulosis. Diet and laxatives not helping with constipation and pain. What are my options?

See a doctor: Diverticulosis is not surgically treated. Diverticulosis does not cause constipation. You need to see a doctor for treatment of your chronic constipation. Repeated episodes of true infection requiring antibiotics due to recurrent diverticulitis may benefit from surgery, but this surgery will not be expected to correct chronic constipation either. ...Read more

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I am having my colon removed due to pan diverticulosis. What can I expect after the surgery regards to diet and normal activities? I won't have a bag.

I am having my colon removed due to pan diverticulosis. What can I expect after the surgery regards to diet and normal activities? I won't have a bag.

Diverticular dz: Extensive diverticulosis is one of the indications for total colectomy there did you get repeated infections, were you symptomatic with pain, fever, bleeding in stools etc. Removing the colon will still allows you to lead a normal life though initially you will need low residue diet, that means avoiding bulk forming food so that you, initially you have some loose stools but slowly will be adjusted ...Read more

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I've eaten a high fiber diet my whole life and now have Diverticulosis. I question the etiology of this disease. Does high fiber cause Diverticulosis?

I've eaten a high fiber diet my whole life and now have Diverticulosis. I question the etiology of this disease. Does high fiber cause Diverticulosis?

Holistic hoax: Anecdotal study based on African tribes who had a high fiber diet and were w/o diverticular disease. There have been no scientific double blind long term studies.
Since you now have diverticular disease suggest a low residue diet. Consult a gastroenterologist for help in management ...Read more

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Why do I need to follow a low-fiber diet if I have diverticulosis?

You don't.: You actually need to follow a HIGH fiber diet with diverticulosis. A low fiber diet would be employed with diverticulitis, which is an infection. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Diverticulosis (Definition)

Diverticulosis is the presence of small outpouching's of the wall of the digestive tract, usually the colon. If one of them becomes infected it is known as diverticulitis. Diverticula also can ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticular Diseases (Definition)

Diverticular disease is a condition where pouches protrude outward from weakened areas in the colon and result in abdominal ...Read more