Archive for the 'Mediterranean Diet' Category

Apr 01 2015

Confused About What To Eat?

The preliminary 2015 US Dietary Guidelines, released last month generated a lot of publicity and confusion. Dr Walter Willet, Chair of the the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), along with  Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the school and Meir Stampfer also of HSPH  wrote a column  in the  Boston Globe addressing the [...]

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Jun 02 2014

Secret Sauce Can Reduce Heart Disease

Last year the delicious tasting Mediterranean diet beat out a low-fat diet for treating cardiovascular disease and a sauce known as Sofrito was part of the dietary prescription that led to healthier hearts.   Participants on the Mediterranean diets were asked to eat Sofrito at least twice per week.   The sauce is made by slowly [...]

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Apr 02 2014

Butter is Back?

Eating butter in moderation has never been the problem,   adding butter to the typical American menu of  highly processed, refined and salty food is the problem. The issue of whether butter hurts our heart took on new energy this Spring. Researchers writing in the Annals of Internal Medicine looked at the role of diet in heart disease and [...]

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Nov 20 2013

How to Seed A Pomagranate

  Pomegranates are in season   and the seeds are beautiful and delicious with a sweet, tart taste and lovely ruby color. Until recently I picked seeds one by one and ate them like nuts. Last spring I learned this  trick to removing seeds more efficiently. Slice the fruit in half Place it in  a bowl of [...]

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Nov 11 2013

Wet Food – Dry Food Diet

Water Matters but Not the Way You Think   If your efforts to lose weight include drinking more water, that certainly won’t do any harm, but it might not be effective either. Increasing water is important to weight loss, but water needs to be contained within the food, not alongside it, to be most effective. [...]

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