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Love Your Heart and Your Wine with the Mediterranean Diet

By Joanne Sgro-Killworth HERWriter
 
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love both your heart and wine when you follow the Mediterranean Diet
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Interestingly enough, the Barcelona study-based experts assert that those who followed the Mediterranean Diet stuck to it.

Perhaps one of the incentives to adhere to the Mediterranean plan was that they were asked to have at least seven glasses of wine a week with meals.

Consequently, researchers said, “Those assigned to a low-fat diet did not lower their fat intake very much. So the study wound up comparing the usual modern diet, with its regular consumption of red meat, sodas and commercial baked goods, with a diet that shunned all that.”

My take on this is that modern is not always better. The convenience of fast, processed and nutrient-depleted food could be making us unhealthy.

A diet rich in history and culture, that even incorporates the enjoyment of red wine, may have all the elements we need to live a healthy, happy and festive life.

Online References:

“The Mediterranean Diet – MayoClinic.com” Mayo Clinic. Web. 26 Feb. 2013.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/mediterranean-diet/CL00011

“Mediterranean Diet Shown to Ward Off Heart Attack and Stroke – NYTimes.com.” The New York Times. Web. 26 Feb. 2013.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/26/health/mediterranean-diet-can-cut-hear...

Joanne Sgro-Killworth is a Television Fitness Expert, Certified Personal Trainer and Sport Nutritionist. She is Certified in Pilates, Pre-natal/Post-Partum, Yoga and Senior Fitness. She specializes in Weight Loss, Post-Rehab and Post Cancer Training.

Joanne's fitness plans and recipes are available globally on her website www.fitnessanswer.com/ She resides in the Phoenix, AZ area with her husband and son, where she runs her personal training business, Fitness Answer, LLC.

Reviewed February 27, 2013
by MIchele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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Shana O'Connor

I heard this information in a story on The TODAY show yesterday morning! So glad you wrote about it and included some of the details.

I'd have to say though, my favorite diet approach is everything in moderation!

Don't limit yourself and don't overindulge. Keep a healthy outlook on food and keep moving. That's my motto anyway for a long-lasting healthy lifestyle!

February 27, 2013 - 11:20am
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