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Mediterranean Diet

What Is the Mediterranean Diet? The Mediterranean diet is a dietary pattern modeled after the traditional eating patterns, foods, and drinks of the Mediterranean countries such as Greece, Italy, southern France, Spain, and parts of the middle east. The diet is characterized by a high consumption of plant-based foods and healthy fats. To follow a Mediterranean dietary pattern: 

Ketogenic Diet and Weight Loss

The ketogenic diet focuses on the consumption of very low amounts of carbohydrate and high amounts of fat and has gained the public’s interest for its potential role in weight management. Research studies investigating the diet’s effect on weight loss have found promising results.

Understanding Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a wax-like substance that plays a crucial role in the human body. It is an integral part of every cellular membrane and is a precursor to various hormones. Cholesterol is naturally lipophilic, meaning it dissolves and is attracted to fats instead of water. As such, cholesterol is carried through the bloodstream as “lipoproteins” after being packed together...

7 Blood Sugar Friendly Snack Ideas

Comprehensive lifestyle management, including eating a healthy diet, is one of the most important ways to both prevent and manage type 2 diabetes mellitus and other chronic conditions that need blood sugar under control.1 Although the American Diabetes Association (ADA) does not recommend one specific diet, the ADA does recommend eating foods rich in nutrients in appropriate portion sizes...

Role of Vitamins in Diet

While carbohydrates, proteins, and fats are considered important macronutrients in our diet, vitamins are micronutrients that play a significant role in metabolism and overall human health. Although current research is inconclusive about their role in improving metabolic and cardiovascular (ie, heart and blood-vessel related) health, vitamins are essential for numerous cellular reactions and should be adequately consumed as a part of a healthy diet. Vitamins are...