via Karen Anderson of calgaryfoodtour – Excerpt: This post will examine what the mindful choice to eat in a more Mediterranean fashion might look like for a land-locked Albertan. I’ll also include a few articles that provide the evidence of why this really is a great strategy for living a longer and healthier life.
That article was no doubt inspired by the landmark study published last year by a group of Spanish researchers in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The PREDIMED study proved that the Mediterranean lifestyle of walking, cycling, doing lots of gardening and outdoor work combined with eating fish, grains, legumes, lots of fruits and vegetables topped up with a good dose of olive oil and a handful of nuts here and there is effective primary prevention from death from cardiovascular disease.
Related article at TheIsmaili.org’s Nutrition Centre by Shirzad Chunara & Rahima Alani: Doing the Mediterranean diet, South Asian style
Related category at Ismailimail: https://ismailimail.wordpress.com/category/community-activities/ismaili-cuisine/