Is Fish Good For You?

The Nutrition Twins comment:

 

Is fish really as good for you as they say?

You bet! Seafood is packed with health benefits. Fish and shellfish are excellent sources of protein, vitamins and minerals minus the saturated fat you’ll get from most other meats. And fatty fish like salmon and tuna are great sources of the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which is important for immunity, and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which is essential for vision and nervous system development.

November 1, 2007 in Mediterranean Diet Tips & News | Permalink

Spinach and Eggs Can Help Your Vision

Two nutrients found in eggs, spinach and other leafy green vegetables offer some protection against the most common cause of blindness among the elderly, researchers said this week.

September 20, 2007 in Mediterranean Diet Tips & News | Permalink

Mediterranean diet can help to reduce the threat of Alzheimer's disease

An interesting article in Age Concern, out of the UK, talked about how a Mediterranean diet can help to reduce the threat of Alzheimer's disease.

September 20, 2007 in Mediterranean Diet Tips & News | Permalink

Does caffeine increase weight loss?

CaffeineNu-Train comments: The findings regarding caffeine and weight loss seem to change daily. While nothing is conclusive, a recent study shed some light on caffeine intake and long term weight change in both men and women.

June 14, 2007 in Mediterranean Diet Tips & News | Permalink

The Health Dangers of Energy Drinks

RedbullNu-Train comments: In 1997, with the introduction of Red Bull, energy drinks began as a significant category in the US market. Since then, the market has grown by 50% almost yearly, and the energy drink market now totals more than four billion dollars. Clearly, this indicates that many Americans are consuming these caffeine laden trendy beverages, but are they really that good for us?

June 14, 2007 in Mediterranean Diet Tips & News | Permalink

Mediterranean Diet Can Boost Libido

If the heart health benefits of a Mediterranean Diet  aren't enticing, perhaps the libido boost that elements of the diet provide will convince even the most ardent skeptic to try the diet.

June 5, 2007 in Mediterranean Diet Tips & News | Permalink

Selecting a Healthy Breakfast Cereal

CerealNuTrain comments: Though we’ve come a long way from the tasteless gruel of the 1800’s, we now have a whole new set of problems. With the plethora of breakfast options out there, it is now difficult to decide what to consume to start your day off right. Simply navigating down the cold cereal aisle can be overwhelming. The colorful boxes, with the catchy names, extraordinary box designs, and the promise of fruity sweet tastes appeal to our senses, but how do you decide which cereal is actually most nutritious? The following guidelines will help you select a healthy and filling cereal.

May 31, 2007 in Mediterranean Diet Tips & News | Permalink

Health Benefits of Walnuts

WalnutsHigh in protein and "good" monounsaturated fat, walnuts add a satisfying crunch to meals and snacks. Fans of walnuts likely enjoy their rich flavor, but did you know that walnuts also offer valuable health benefits?

May 31, 2007 in Mediterranean Diet Tips & News | Permalink

Grain Cooking Tips

GrainsSonomaDiet.com comments: You know that grains are an important part of any diet because of their multiple health benefits and ability to satisfy with few calories. And you probably know by now that they can also be a versatile and delicious part of your meal options — but do you know just how versatile they can be? Check out these cooking tips to get the most out of your grains:

May 31, 2007 in Mediterranean Diet Tips & News | Permalink

Eat Out Mexican and Still Lose Weight

TacoThe Nutrition Twins comment: You’re not alone if you have felt like you sabotaged your weight loss efforts when dining at a Mexican restaurant. The enormous portions, dishes drowning in cheese, and appetizers like nachos (that can cost you over 1,000 calories can really do some damage.

May 23, 2007 in Mediterranean Diet Tips & News | Permalink