MEDITERRANEAN DIET - LOWERS INFLAMMATION

October 04, 2017

MEDITERRANEAN DIET - LOWERS INFLAMMATION

MEDITERRANEAN DIET LOWERS INFLAMMATION
More evidence of the Mediterranean Diet's benefits...
The link between heart health and the Mediterranean diet has already been established, but a new, large-scale study provides additional evidence regarding this link, finding that eating a Mediterranean diet can lower levels of platelets and white blood cells, two causes of inflammation in the body. (Source: Dietitians of Canada)
The Mediterranean diet emphasizes:
- Eating primarily plant-based foods (fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, whole grains)
- Replacing butter with healthy fats (like olive oil)
- Limiting red meat to no more than 2-3 times per month
- Replacing salt with herbs and spices to flavour food
- Eating poultry (no skin) and fish at least twice per week
Remember: It is also very important to be physically active on a daily basis, and to enjoy meals with family and friends.
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