Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet from WebMD

" Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet " by Kathleen Zelman of WebMD is a good summary of the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet combined with physical activity.

Recent studies have shown that the Mediterranean Diet provides thousands of micronutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that help protect against cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer's disease. The fiber in this diet also slows down digestion, which prevents wild swings in blood sugar, reduces insulin resistance and improves insulin sensitivity, according to the article.

You can increase life expectancy and your health that by not smoking, eating a Mediterranean type of diet, drinking alcohol in moderation and doing 30 minutes of daily, moderate exercise.


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