Everything you need to know about the health benefits of the Mediterranean Style Diet (MSD). In today’s episode, I explain why I love the MSD. We look at the research papers that have lead to claims of health benefits. Then we have a think about how you can apply it to your life.
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in 2011 the PREDIMED study (funded by the Spanish government) showed lots of benefits to the Mediterranean way of eating.
There was one study with many different papers. (Check out the links below.)
Less weight around the middle (the dangerous fat aka “central adiposity”.)
Less likely to get heart disease (specifically stroke).
Less likely to get type 2 diabetes.
Less likely to get cancer (specifically breast cancer.)
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The Med Style Diet, isn’t what you’d automatically presume if you image food from Italy and Spain. Risotto, pasta, pizza and paella? Actually, the Med Style Diet is low in refined carbohydrates like flour.
It uses other more complex and whole grain sources of carbohydrates.
A little bit of everything and not a lot of anything!
When I say "espelta" in the recording, I meant to say "spelt" (the unrefined form of wheat). My brain sometimes forgets the english words and comes out with Catalan ones!
Over years the size of a "regular" portion has increased. What we now consider to be a "small" portion, used to be considered "large". This increase in portion size is called "portion distortion".
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As mentioned in the podcast, these are sea urchins. You just eat the tiny orange bit. A delicacy in Spain. Definitely an acquired taste!
The "nueles" were delicious. Although I'm not sure I would have made a special trip to go and buy them!
Dr Orlena is a medical doctor turned health coach. She helps busy mums go from "I can't lose weight" to feeling fit and fabulous. Find out more about her here.