Feb 27, 2013

Eating this way can save your life

I’ve always believed in the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, which consists mostly of olive oil, nuts, fish, fruit, vegetables, and a glass of wine every day. Then there was a big news story this week all about the life-saving benefits of eating this way and how it can prevent heart disease.  The evidence is pretty clear so I’m posting the food pyramid here. I hope I can make a difference by sharing helpful information like this. And for anyone on Pinterest, I have a board just for Mediterranean recipes. The way I see it, it’s Mediterranean 6 days a week, and on the 7th day – pizza!

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6 Comments on “Eating this way can save your life”

  1. sue says:

    I just have to say…”Wow! your lemon brownies look delicious!!!” 🙂 I am making your apple pie bars this weekend. I grew up with so many food allergies so I am forced to eat healthy. I am even allergic to red meat. Nothing but turkey burgers, chicken franks, turkey bacon BLT’s… But I feel right at home here!! I love your recipes!!


  2. Jenny says:

    Although they use the term “diet” it’s really just a way of eating all the time. I eat pretty healthy so I’m not making drastic changes, just doing the best I can.

    • Rhonda says:

      I never knew of this diet until this week and it really doesn’t seem like a diet like you said. I see it being more of a guideline the right way to eat and what foods to eat and how much how often. When I saw the coverage on this I thought “hummm, that sounds healthy”. I’ve been making changes for years now and this is as close as it gets to how I eat. I don’t go strictly by this but I will now start to try and come as close as I can to it. How things are cooked is where I am now and with the help of your recipes Jenny and others I find online. I’m learning to be more healthy. Roasted asparagus is soo good. Yum! 🙂

  3. Becky says:

    Thank you for this info, Jenny!!!!:)

  4. Danny says:

    Now a diet that includes pizza and wine? Count me in Jenny! Wine is good for your circulation too. Trader Joe’s here I come!!

  5. Rhonda says:

    I’m trying to limit myself from red meat and pork. I still have it but not as much. I replace those meats with mostly ground turkey or turkey bacon. I’m trying to also stay away from fried foods and I love roasted veggies. When I made the tenderloin I roasted green beans and asparagus and a few other veggies and they were delicious. I love beans and I know those have a lot of protein. It’s good to know you can have bread, pasta, rice whole grains oh and potatoes daily. I do fairly good with fruits and veggies and with water too. I do slip drinking that much water but I drink more than what it says some days, so I guess it balances out…

    Thanks for sharing this. I’m to the point of not trusting a diet because they always fail, but since you like this diet and probably did research on it I’ll trust your word with this one and yes it’s pretty clear, plus I saw this report Monday on the news about how good it is for your heart. I checked out your board on Pinterest and those all look delicious. The Garden Wraps look really good…

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