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Romantic Mediterranean Meals for Valentine’s Day

There isn’t much that is more satisfying than making a romantic meal for your loved one, especially when it really comes from your heart.  I invite you this valentine’s day to forget about the commercialism and really delve into what about your loved one makes your heart leap.  Spend some time thinking about what would make them happy and do it for them!

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Mediterranean Diet Recipes to make when you are watching other people exercise

7 Mediterranean Diet foods to eat while you are watching other people exercise

Are you spending a lot of time watching other people exercise?  When I go to parties to watch sporting events, I notice that the food is usually Doritos, potato chips, M&M’s, processed dips, lite beer and sugary desserts.  The problem here, for me, is that if there is no alternative I will eat all of those foods and as the athletes are celebrating their wins on t.v., I am down for the count with heartburn and bloating.

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Traditional Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan

Traditional Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan

Try our traditional Mediterranean Diet meal plan that will show you foods that the people of the Mediterranean ACTUALLY eat. These recipes are very traditional foods from their respective countries and are eaten from childhood.

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How to Eat the Real Mediterranean Diet

My first trip to Crete, the Greek island considered to be one of the healthiest places in the world, was the beginning of my education about the true Mediterranean Diet. This island has some of the highest longevity rates in the world and the men here live to be the same age as the women.  As a matter of fact, when the first researchers went to Crete in the 1950’s they could only find one man on the island with any kind of heart disease.

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7 Mediterranean Diet Breakfast Recipes

The most asked question about the Mediterranean Diet is: “What do they eat for Breakfast?”.  It’s easy to see why there is confusion.  I probably have over 100 different cookbooks from all over the Mediterranean and rarely is there a section on breakfast.  If you look on-line you will often find “Mediterranean Breakfasts”, but they are often far from what is actually eaten there.  Here are  7 of our favorite traditional Mediterranean breakfasts.

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Mediterranean Diet: Eating Gluten Free in Italy

How to Eat Gluten Free in Italy

When I first informed my friends and family that I would be studying abroad in Italy for a month to study the Mediterranean Diet, their initial response was, “What are you going to eat?” They all know I have been gluten-free (GF) for a year and while they were excited for my opportunity, it was clear that images of pizza, pasta, and grains were flying through their heads.

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Reflux and the Mediterranean Diet

Tired of Prilosec? Mediterranean Diet works as well or better with only positive side effects (study).

A recent study showed that a modified Mediterranean Diet was as effective or more effective in healing reflux then protein pump inhibitors (prilosec, nexium, prevacid, etc.)

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Why the Mediterranean Diet: My Story

The Mediterranean Diet has drastically changed my life over the last 14 years.

I was brought up during the crazy dieting of the 70’s by a Mom who was constantly trying anything to lose weight and feel better.  From Weight Watchers to Overeaters Anonymous to the cabbage soup diet to dangerous hypodermic needles shot directly into her kidneys, my Mom tried it all.

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Mediterranean Diet and Dementia

Mediterranean Diet May Decrease Risk of Dementia by 35%

A recent study showed that people who followed the Mediterranean Diet were up to 35% less likely to develop dementia.

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Mediterranean Diet Recipes: Horta With Potatoes

Food To Nourish Your Body And Soul

Take care of yourself and flourish by incorporating some of the most nourishing, nutrient-dense foods in your diet. Many of these foods are packed with cancer-preventing antioxidants and heart healthy fats, proving that comfort foods can be good for you!

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