10 May How Mediterranean is Your Diet?
I’m sure you’ve heard about the heart healthy benefits of the Mediterranean Diet, but did you know there is also a possible link to reducing cancer risk, including a hard to treat post menopausal breast cancer?
The Mediterranean Diet is argued to be one of the most nutritious ways to eat, as it is loaded with plant-based foods and healthy fats. The diet simply gets its name from the Mediterranean region and its inhabitants who are generally very healthy and live long, disease-free lives. The diet consists of tons of fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes and beans, whole grains, nuts and seeds, herbs and spices, high-quality poultry and eggs, fish, and olive oil…Check out this article from Cook for Your LIFE to learn more, see which foods are part of a Mediterranean dietary pattern and how Mediterranean your diet is!
Wendy Kaplan, MS, RDN, CDN is a registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in oncology and weight management. She is also the Nutrition Consultant/Educator for Mondays at Racine Cancer Care Foundation, a 501c3. Connect with Wendy on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and read more of her blog posts at #WellnesswithWendy.