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MedDiet : Creation of a label Key to E.U. Food Security and Sustainability, Report Says

MedDiet : Creation of a label Key to E.U. Food Security and Sustainability, Report Says | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The report argues that a renewed focus on the Mediterranean diet could help the region mitigate the impacts of climate change, promote sustainable agriculture and increase food security.
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Refined Foods May Impede Benefits of Mediterranean Diet, Study Finds

Refined Foods May Impede Benefits of Mediterranean Diet, Study Finds | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Participants adhering more closely to a Mediterranean diet experienced slower rates of cognitive decline than those who consumed more refined foods typical of the Western diet.

Individuals who had a high Mediterranean diet score compared to those who had the lowest score were equivalent to being 5.8 years younger in age cognitively.- Puja Agarwal, nutritional epidemiologist, Rush University

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IOC - Tomorrow tastes Mediterranean

IOC - Tomorrow tastes Mediterranean | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Changing  what we grow, cook, and eat is more imperative than ever if we want to have a chance to save the planet from the effects of climate change. Thankfully, we need to look no further than to the health, sustainability, and flavor principles of the Mediterranean Diet to adopt a road map to a better future.

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Portugal Invests in Exports, Promotes Mediterranean Diet

Portugal Invests in Exports, Promotes Mediterranean Diet | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Portugal’s Ministry of Agriculture has announced Terra Futura, a wide ranging plan to promote sustainability while boosting the country’s agricultural production and exports.
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Olive Oil in “the Best Diet Overall,” the Mediterranean Diet

Olive Oil in “the Best Diet Overall,” the Mediterranean Diet | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

A world-famous expert on the Mediterranean diet, Dr. Antonia Trichopoulou, spoke to a Greek audience about “Extra Virgin Olive Oil: The Secrets We All Know” at the Food Expo in Athens this spring. “We all know olive oil,” she said; “it’s in our DNA. Olive oil is not only health … it is culture, it is tradition, it is the economy, it is the environment.”

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Researchers Recommend MedDiet to Restore Gut Bacteria

Researchers Recommend MedDiet to Restore Gut Bacteria | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Individuals who con­sume a typ­i­cal Mediterranean diet are less prone to anom­alies in gas­troin­testi­nal micro­biota, a grow­ing body of evi­dence sug­gests.
Now, researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), in the United Kingdom, are work­ing to add to this col­lec­tive knowl­edge. Haleh Moravej, a senior lec­turer in nutri­tional sci­ence at MMU, and a team of stu­dents at the uni­ver­sity have launched the MetMUnch ini­tia­tive in order to do so.

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Mediterranean Diet Linked to 33-Percent Lower Depression Risk

Mediterranean Diet Linked to 33-Percent Lower Depression Risk | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Researchers from the U.K., Australia and Spain explored the link between the risk of depression and following a high-quality diet rich in plant foods like the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet). They found close adherence to the eating plan could substantially reduce the likelihood of developing the mental illness.

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'The Mediterranean diet is gone': region's children are fattest in Europe | Society | The Guardian

'The Mediterranean diet is gone': region's children are fattest in Europe | Society | The Guardian | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The diet Greece, Spain and Italy are famous for - rich in fruit, vegetables, fish and olive oil – is supposedly the healthiest in the world, but obesity is rocketing
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Study Says Cutting Saturated Fat Doesn’t Reduce Heart Disease Risk

Study Says Cutting Saturated Fat Doesn’t Reduce Heart Disease Risk | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
A study found that restricting saturated fat in the diet doesn’t protect against heart disease, reigniting the debate among doctors over the issue. Instead of concentrating on a single nutrient, the authors recommended a more holistic approach to health, which includes following the Mediterranean diet supplemented with large quantities of olive oil.
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Med Diet Protects Teens From Abdominal Obesity

Med Diet Protects Teens From Abdominal Obesity | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Studies in thousands of adults have highlighted the protective role of the Mediterranean diet on abdominal obesity and a slew of other metabolic syndrome characteristics. But, even though evidence in adults abounds, the number of studies in adolescents that have examined the same beneficial effects has been disappointingly low.
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Mediterranean Diet as a sustainable lifestyle.

Mediterranean Diet as a sustainable lifestyle. | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Despite being officially introduced in the Brundtland Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development more than 20 years ago, it has only been over the last few years that the term…
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MALTA: Foraging Guide - Edible Wild Plants

MALTA: Foraging Guide - Edible Wild Plants | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
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This page is part of an effort by Friends of the Earth Malta (FoEM) to raise awareness and foster a greater appreciation of the wild edible flora present in the Maltese archipelago. The importance of wild plants is regrettably often overlooked with a diverse array of plant life frequently dismissed as just weeds, or ħaxix ħażin.

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Spain: Environmental and nutritional impacts of dietary changes during the COVID-19 lockdown

Spain: Environmental and nutritional impacts of dietary changes during the COVID-19 lockdown | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The COVID lockdown has affected food purchases and eating habits. In this regard, this short communication assesses the nutritional and environmental impacts of these changes during the COVID lockdown in Spain, by applying Life Cycle Assessment and an energy- and nutrient-corrected functional unit. Three environmental impacts were studied (Global Warming Potential, Blue Water Footprint and Land Use) and a total of seven weekly diet scenarios were designed: two pre-COVID diets for March and April in 2019 (MAR19, APR19), one COVID diet (COVID) and two alternative diets, one based on the National Dietary Guidelines (NDG) and another one on the Planetary Health Diet (PHD). 

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Can Extra Virgin Olive Oil Help Us Fight COVID-19?

Can Extra Virgin Olive Oil Help Us Fight COVID-19? | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

We know we should eat nutritious foods to stay well, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. Many also realize extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) offers numerous health benefits, so it can play a vital role in a healthy diet. While no food has been proven to prevent or treat COVID-19, some evidence suggests EVOO could help us combat the novel coronavirus.

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Top 5 Reasons to Try The Mediterranean Diet in 2020

Top 5 Reasons to Try The Mediterranean Diet in 2020 | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

US News and World Report just released their Top Diet Rankings, and for the third consecutive year, the Mediterranean Diet landed in the top spot as Best Overall Diet. With its emphasis on fruits, vegetables, whole grains and healthy olive oil, the Mediterranean Diet offers up a host of benefits from improved heart and brain health to diabetes prevention and control.

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Healthy Diets Like the Mediterranean Diet Are Tied to Better Cellular Aging

Healthy Diets Like the Mediterranean Diet Are Tied to Better Cellular Aging | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Researchers found eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains but limited in sugar and processed meat promoted healthier cellular aging in women. Participants who followed the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) and similar eating plans also had a reduced risk of chronic diseases.

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Mediterranean diet could prevent depression, study finds

Mediterranean diet could prevent depression, study finds | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

People who followed a strict Mediterranean diet had a 33% lower risk of being diagnosed with depression compared to people who were least likely to follow these eating habits.
"There is compelling evidence to show that there is a relationship between the quality of your diet and your mental health," said Camille Lassale, research associate at University College London's department of epidemiology and public health in the UK. "This relationship goes beyond the effect of diet on your body size or other aspects of health that can in turn affect your mood."

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Olive Oil Could Help Prevent Life-Threatening Food Poisoning

Olive Oil Could Help Prevent Life-Threatening Food Poisoning | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
A recent study suggests omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in foods like olive oil, walnuts and fish, can neutralize listeriosis-causing bacteria without increasing its resistance to antibiotics.
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Price rises and private label drive up sales of olive oil across Europe

Price rises and private label drive up sales of olive oil across Europe | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
2017/12/05 - The success of private label and the impact of price increases across European countries is driving up value sales of olive oil, according to
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