How to Embrace the Mediterranean Diet

Today, people living by the Mediterranean Sea may eat fast food. But the traditional fare of southern Italy, Greece and the other Mediterranean countries is fabulously heart-healthy. Studies link it to some of the highest life expectancy and lowest heart disease rates in the world. Follow these tips to make your meals more Mediterranean. 1. … Read More

15 Heart-Healthy Foods to Work into Your Diet

A healthy diet can be good for your heart as well as your waistline. “You can definitely reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease by eating certain foods every day,” says Julie Zumpano, RD, LD, a dietitian in the Preventive Cardiology and Nutrition Program at Cleveland Clinic. “There is a great variety of fruits and vegetables that … Read More

Top 10 Women’s Health Advances and What They Mean for You

Women’s health news continues to dominate, inform, and affect our lives and imaginations. Below, I highlight some of the most influential advances in women’s health of this past year. Some involve new treatments or ways to approach therapy that can help many women, particularly after menopause. 1. Hormone therapy after age 65 – A new look … Read More

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Try These 3 Mediterranean Dishes for Your Holiday Dinner

Imagine a holiday table piled high with beautiful plates of brightly colored vegetables, fish, salads, grains, and fresh fruit. You may not be in the Mediterranean, but there’s no reason you can’t bring the Mediterranean diet to your holiday table. Here are a few healthy, delicious recipes to consider: Grilled Salmon & Zucchini with Red … Read More

Low-Carb Eating May Be Best for Weight Loss, Heart Health

If you’re looking for a heart-healthy weight-loss diet to try, it appears that low-carbohydrate might be more effective than low-fat. A recent study found that a low-carb diet is better for losing weight and reducing cardiovascular disease risk than a low-fat one.  Researchers at Tulane University randomly assigned 148 men and women to follow either … Read More

5 Top Reasons You Should Eat the Mediterranean Way

There’s a good reason you may be confused whenever you open your refrigerator. From gluten-free, to low-carb, to high-protein, there’s a dizzying array of popular diets. They’ll all supposedly help you lose weight or improve your health. And they all have dedicated followers who tout their benefits. The Mediterranean diet is easy to understand and … Read More

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The Diet Proven to Protect Your Heart (Infographic)

Paella or souvlaki – the choice is yours. Pick any traditional dish from the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea and you’re sure to be on your way to a healthier you. Loaded with fruits, vegetables, whole-grains, fish, lean meats and olive oil, the Mediterranean Diet is the diet research shows is best for your heart.