Study Confirms the Health Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet

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    Feb 26, 2013 5:47 PM GMT
    http://lifehacker.com/5987041/study-confirms-the-health-benefits-of-a-mediterranean-diet

    A new study finally confirms what we've long known about a Mediterranean diet (which focuses on produce, olive oil, nuts, and seafood): It's a a healthy diet (particularly for your heart), with less of the sacrifice.
    In a report published today in The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers compare the health benefits of two Mediterranean diets (one supplemented with olive oil and the other with nuts) to a control diet (a low-fat diet). In the study, 7,447 Spanish participants who were at risk for heart disease were required to follow one of the three diets. After nearly five years of monitoring, the results showed that the groups eating the Mediterranean diets had reduced stroke and other cardiovascular diseases by about 30 percent compared to the low-fat dieters.

    The San Francisco Chronicle notes some criticisms of the study, such as some of authors' food industry ties and foods were supplied by olive oil and nut producers. Still, a Mediterranean diet is healthier than what many of us are eating, and it's really easy one to follow and get started with.

    The recommended foods to start eating more of are: olive oil, tree nuts and peanuts, fresh fruits, vegetables, fish (especially fatty fish) and other seafood, legumes, sofrito (a sauce with tomato and onion), and white meat instead of red. Also, if you drink, wine with meals is fine—seven or more glasses a week.
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    Feb 26, 2013 10:04 PM GMT
    A diet that eschews processed crap and is loaded with omega rich fats, raw produce and lean protein is conducive to health!? icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 26, 2013 10:04 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidA diet that eschews processed crap and is loaded with omega rich fats, raw produce and lean protein is conducive to health!? icon_eek.gif


    Such a shocker! icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 26, 2013 11:16 PM GMT
    You need fat in your diet.

    There's a strongly held belief, although all the science isn't really in, that HDLs have a scrubbing effect within your cardiovascular system.

    Hypertension can cause goo to form inside everything. Crappy diet can take that goo further, and make hard plague in your plumbing.

    Mono and poly fats ARE GOOD FOR YOU.

    If you want to slow down cv disease you need to eat right, keep stress down, avoid being lonely, and exercise.

    If you want strong bones, and a very low chance of type 2 diabetes, you need weight bearing exercise. Weight bearing exercise not only keep your bones strong, and prevents diabetes (it burns up the sugar crystals floating around), but, it also can INCREASE YOUR METABOLIC RATE AS YOU GROW OLDER by adding more lean mass, which burns calories sitting there.

    If you want to improve your cardiac threshold, you need to do HIIT (as well as it's more effective than static cardio).

    You need to avoid high amounts of fast carbs, because they mess up your insulin sensitivity, and glucose tolerance. You DO need fast carbs post workout to get reload in the golden hour.

    You need to stretch, post workout (never before), to keep from hurting yourself when you exercise, better looks, flexibility, etc.

    And, if you workout hard, you NEED calories, and plenty of them, if you want any real gains.

    You need fiber in your diet, too, to keep things moving, along with 2 gallons of water a day. If your pea isn't clear, you not drinking enough water.

    And, little bit of wine every day isn't a bad thing, if you stop on the first glass. LOL.
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    Feb 26, 2013 11:26 PM GMT
    The ironic thing is a lot of people in Mediterranean countries don't even follow this "diet" anymore. They've fallen victim to all the same crap everyone else in Europe, North America eats icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 26, 2013 11:31 PM GMT
    Olive oil, nuts, fruits, veggies, fish and white meats are...healthy?!

    Groundbreaking.

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    Feb 26, 2013 11:57 PM GMT
    So what diet prevents cuntiness? Cause that's what we really need.

    Oh, yeah, this:

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    Feb 27, 2013 12:02 AM GMT
    timshel saidSo what diet prevents cuntiness? Cause that's what we really need.

    Oh, yeah, this:



    Is that YOU Tim? icon_twisted.gificon_eek.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 27, 2013 12:03 AM GMT
    That guy needs to trim a bit
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    Feb 27, 2013 12:18 AM GMT
    ^ that kind of reminds me of my own dick as far as shape and pigmentation! But I think my cock base bush is furrier...
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    Feb 27, 2013 12:21 AM GMT
    Only on RJ does a forum about olive oil, fish and almonds turn into a Cock discussion, with pics, in less than one page...

    Ain't it great?!?!?!

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    Feb 27, 2013 12:24 AM GMT
    Cash saidOnly on RJ does a forum about olive oil, fish and almonds turn into a Cock discussion, with pics, in less than one page...

    Ain't it great?!?!?!

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    Feb 27, 2013 12:25 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    Cash saidOnly on RJ does a forum about olive oil, fish and almonds turn into a Cock discussion, with pics, in less than one page...

    Ain't it great?!?!?!

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    It's widely known that forum topics, whatever they may be, are only ice breakers to discuss dick.


    They should put that on the HomePage...
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    Feb 27, 2013 12:30 AM GMT
    I'm suddenly extremely interested in the learning about the Mediterranean Diet, and I don't know why.
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    Feb 27, 2013 12:45 AM GMT
    For the record, not me. But, an uncanny resemblance icon_cool.gif
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    Feb 27, 2013 12:46 AM GMT
    timshel saidFor the record, not me. But, an uncanny resemblance icon_cool.gif


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    Feb 27, 2013 12:51 AM GMT
    timshel saidFor the record, not me. But, an uncanny resemblance icon_cool.gif


    Prove it...








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    Feb 27, 2013 1:11 AM GMT
    Mmm, nutz!
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    Feb 27, 2013 1:33 AM GMT
    Ariodante said^ that kind of reminds me of my own dick as far as shape and pigmentation! But I think my cock base bush is furrier...


    prove it .... PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE!
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    Feb 27, 2013 3:14 AM GMT
    SO happy that wasn't an animated GIF! icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 27, 2013 11:41 AM GMT
    What if everyone gets on that diet and eats up all the fish in the sea? icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 27, 2013 11:51 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidWhat if everyone gets on that diet and eats up all the fish in the sea? icon_eek.gif


    All the fish in the sea taken?....
    Something tells me you'll still be single... icon_cool.gif
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    Feb 27, 2013 11:55 AM GMT
    I only eat Mediterraneans or Irish. Eating Americans gives me heartburn.
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    Feb 27, 2013 10:14 PM GMT
    Anocxu said
    paulflexes saidWhat if everyone gets on that diet and eats up all the fish in the sea? icon_eek.gif


    All the fish in the sea taken?....
    Something tells me you'll still be single... icon_cool.gif
    Does this mean we can't have sushi this weekend? icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 27, 2013 10:17 PM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidI'm suddenly extremely interested in the learning about the Mediterranean Diet, and I don't know why.

    I think most of the health benefits come from using olive oil and eating wide variety of sea foods.