Mediterranean Diet Increases Lifespan

Mango Summer Salad from SKINNY DISH!

A friend of mine always joked that healthy eating doesn’t make you live longer, it just seems longer. Well, looks like I can finally prove him wrong! A conglomerate of four studies to be published by the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg has shown that a diet rich in vegetables, nuts, seeds, and grains, and low in meats and dairy foods increases lifespan and lifetime health. Read the summary here. Just in time to set those veggie-heavy New Years Resolutions. And, I guess I can continue my healthy eating preachery in 2012!

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2 Responses to Mediterranean Diet Increases Lifespan

  1. Gerald Gregg says:

    Jen,
    I think the Med diet is very good for me, but how do I get on it? I am lazy and don’t cook. I live on frozen dinners and fast food!
    Gerry

  2. Jen Reilly says:

    Gerry,
    Anything is possible! Check out Amy’s frozen meals found in any grocery store: http://www.amys.com/ . But, beware of the “healthy” fast food items: http://www.pcrm.org/health/reports/the-five-worst-supposedly-healthy-fast-food-items . Here are tips for choosing healthier options at fast food joints: http://www.helpguide.org/life/fast_food_nutrition.htm . And, don’t forget the 8-Minute Meals section in my book, Skinny Dish! http://tinyurl.com/SkinnyDish 🙂 XOXO Happy New Year!
    Jen

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