Consider a Mediterranean Diet for Good Health
The Mayo Clinic recommends giving it a try
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If you would like to modify your diet in 2019 to improve your health, the Mayo Clinic recommends considering a Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes:
• Eating primarily plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts.
• Replacing butter with healthy fats, such as olive oil and canola oil.
• Using herbs and spices instead of salt to flavor foods.
• Limiting the consumption of red meat to no more than a few times a month.
• Eating fish and poultry at least twice a week.
• Enjoying meals with family and friends.
• Drinking red wine in moderation (optional).
• Getting plenty of exercise.
The Mediterranean diet is associated with a reduced incidence of cancer and of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Women who eat a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil and mixed nuts may have a reduced risk of breast cancer.
For more information, go to mayoclinic.org and search for “Mediterranean diet.”