Mediterranean diet


Mediterranean diet “better than statins” at treating heart disease

In one of the first large studies of the Mediterranean diet as a ‘treatment’, Italian researchers have shown that a diet rich in vegetables, nuts, fish and oils worked better than statins in reducing the risk of early death. Researchers followed 1,200 people with a history of heart attacks, strokes and blocked arteries over seven […]

August 30, 2016 Continue Reading

Frying veg in olive oil increases antioxidant activity

A study by researchers at the University of Granada has found that vegetables deep-fried in extra virgin olive oil have a higher healthy phenol content and antioxidant capacity than their boiled or raw counterparts. The research, published in Food Chemistry, aimed to discover what effect a variety of cooking methods had on the health benefits […]

February 4, 2016 Continue Reading

Study may explain why the Mediterranean diet is so healthy

Researchers at King’s College London think they may have discovered why the Mediterranean diet is so healthy. The Mediterranean diet typically includes unsaturated fats found in olive oil, nuts and avocados, along with vegetables like spinach, celery and carrots that are rich in nitrites and nitrates. When these two food groups are combined, say the […]

May 20, 2014 Continue Reading