The Mediterranean diet has long been recognized for its protective effects against various chronic diseases including cardiovascular diseases, metabolic syndrome, obesity, type 2 diabetes, several types of cancer and degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. With the emergence of new dietary trends such as the ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting, is the Mediterranean diet still among […]
Wherever we go, we hear about a new diet or way of eating that seems to be THE solution for weight loss, blood sugar control, or whatever our problem is. Whether it’s a low carb diet, the ketogenic diet, intermittent fasting, a high protein diet, the Mediterranean diet, the hypotoxic diet, a vegetarian diet or […]
Since 1994, the 21st September has marked World Alzheimer’s Day: a day dedicated to raising awareness and spreading information about this disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 47.5 million people have dementia globally. No less than 7.7 million cases are diagnosed each year, that’s a new case every four seconds.
Mediterranean food spans several countries and cultures, from wonderfully aromatic African spices to the subtle and classic herbaceous French cuisine. There are common threads though: olives, seafood, and bright, bold flavours. Mediterranean recipes tend to be light, often served family-style or as tapas (smaller dishes to be shared and tasted), and make the most out […]
Quite a few people with the maximum longevity live along the Mediterranean coastline. These people eat lots of fruits, vegetables, olives, nuts and beans that are locally produced in great abundance and variety, thanks to the favourable climate. For decades now we’ve seen the correlation between this type of food and a lower incidence of […]
There’s bad news in store for all you olive oil fans out there: brace yourself to pay more for this basic commodity of the Mediterranean diet, whose merits are praised by gourmets and dietitians alike. The disastrous olive harvest in southern Europe in 2014 is sure to cause an upward surge in oil prices (the […]
Green, black, natural, spicy, pitted, stuffed, pâté, with an appetizer or a salad, on a pizza, with fish, meat or pasta, the table olive pretty much lends itself to all occasions. Most olives are harvested for their oil once they mature, after falling naturally from the tree. The most beautiful and fleshy olives in turn, […]
The benefits of the mediterranean diet have been known for quite a while already. A recent study from Maastricht University in the Netherlands, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has demonstrated that combining this diet with a healthy lifestyle, i.e. regular exercise, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight, can add up to […]