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The true kill

A fascinating article with a refreshing new piece of evidence.  That’s why we are all about the MD!   https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/03/health/diet-global-deaths-study/index.html

Mediterranean diet (MD) in brief

Harvard Health Publishing have put up a nice article that sums up the Mediterranean Diet (MD). Here is the link: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/a-practical-guide-to-the-mediterranean-diet-2019032116194

Food for thought

The attached link below is a very informative  article published recently in The Guardian.  In a world with a rapidly-expanding population, the food industry has had to speed up its food production; with not necessarily the ideal result.   Nevertheless, there are still ways we can enjoy fresh and wholesome food whilst at the same […]

MD explained briefly

This is a lovely article that explains in short, the essential characteristics of the MD:   Very little processed food Good fats, e.g. olive oil, nuts and fish Little red meat Red wine (in moderation!) Fresh produce, e.g. fruit and vegetables (normally bought in their unpackaged form) Exercising between meals Mind the calories- even if […]

Meat-free diet beneficial for diabetes

According to an article published in the British Medical Journal in October 2018, a plant-based diet is the way forward for better diabetes control.  This conclusion follows the analysis of  eleven studies, most of which were RCTs (randomised control trials- the most unbiased kind).  The studies showed that a plant-based diet may offer the following […]

What are whole grains?

  We are often asked what constitutes ‘whole grains’, which is a big part of the Mediterranean diet and healthy eating in general.   In the good old days before the globalisation and industrialisation of food, whole grains were more abundant and the go-to ingredient for the basis of a meal.  For example, wheat, barley, […]