The Mediterranean Diet Reduce
Risk of Heart Disease, Diabetes
the Mediterranean Diet Even Healthier
Diet Reduce Risk of Heart Disease, Diabetes
Making the Mediterranean Diet Even Healthier
The Mediterranean diet has been proven time and again to be a healthy pattern of eating, lowering the risk of heart surgery. But is it possible to make the Mediterranean diet even healthier?
diet has been proven time and again to be a healthy pattern of
eating. Just last week, two studies published in the Journal of
the American Medical Association showed that a Mediterranean-style
diet can substantially reduce the risk of heart disease, type
2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, and add years of life. But
is it possible to make the Mediterranean diet even healthier?
a Web site launched in April, has been promoting the concept of
a MediterrAsian diet, which combines the healthiest aspects of
a Mediterranean diet with the healthiest aspects of another scientifically
proven way of eating -- an Asian diet.
Co-founder of the
site, Trudy Thelander, who has been following a MediterrAsian
way of eating for over 12 years, says it’s not only the
healthiest way of eating in the world but also one of the most
“When you follow
a combination of a Mediterranean diet and an Asian diet you don’t
just get the benefits of all the combined nutrients, you also
get to enjoy an enormous variety of delicious foods including
pasta dishes, stir-fries, paellas, pizzas, sushi, curries, pilafs
and risottos -- which makes this way of eating very easy to stick
to over the long-term.”
But Thelander points
out that the robust good health traditionally enjoyed by Mediterranean
and Asian peoples doesn’t just come down to what they eat.
also shown that daily moderate physical activity is a traditional
part of life for people living in Mediterranean and Asian regions.
Moderate alcohol consumption, particularly with meals, has also
been a popular practice throughout Asia and the Mediterranean
for centuries. And it’s traditional in these cultures for
a person to regularly set aside time to relax and recharge their
body and mind. This may involve such things as practicing Tai
Chi or yoga, meditating, or having a relaxing afternoon siesta.”