(NaturalHealth365) Anyone who’s ever researched how to improve their health has almost certainly heard of the Mediterranean diet. Originally considered the “poor man’s diet” back in places like traditional Greece, Italy, and Morocco, this heart healthy diet is a popular modern day option for people looking to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease – the consequences of which include a heart attack and stroke.
According to the 2019 Bloomberg healthiest country index, Spain has now surpassed Italy to become the healthiest country in the world. Partly thanks to their mediterranean diet of an abundance of olive oil, fish and legumes, these types of food lowers the risk of heart disease. In the healthiest country index published in 2017, Spain was ranked 6th, making them go up 5 spots higher in only two years.
(NaturalHealth365) Heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, claims over 600,000 lives per year. But, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as 200,000 of these deaths can be avoided by making ‘healthier’ lifestyle decisions – which includes eating a Mediterranean diet. This should be……Read more
Researchers are convinced–more than ever before–about the nutritional benefits of walnuts when consumed in whole form, including the skin. According to a new study from the University of Illinois, the way walnuts impact the gut microbiome-the collection of trillions of microbes or bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract-may be behind some of those health benefits. Diets…Read more