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Eating the Mediterranean way – NEJM article shows it will help you live -to Savour It All – longer

Heart health is mostly in our hands

Heart health is mostly in our hands

Maybe it’s because I’m just back from a beach holiday where I ate fresh fish, fruit and vegetables everyday or maybe it’s because February is “Heart Month” but healthy eating is on my mind.

It could also be that I’m getting older and as The Rolling Stones infamous guitarist Keith Richards, says,

“The older you get, the older you want to get”.

If I have the good fortune to live a long time, I want to do that in health and prosperity. I think there are three things that are going to help me get there.

1. I cook (from scratch) and people who cook for themselves and their families are going to live longer because homemade food will always be healthier. A 2003 Harvard study led by David Cutler showed that most of the increase in obesity in America could be explained by the rise of food preparation outside the home.

2. I’m adopting the principles of the Mediterranean way of cooking and eating.

3. Last but not least, a body in motion stays in motion so you’ll always find me looking for ways to “move it, move it” as exercise is one of the most beneficial things you can do for a long and healthy life.

This post will examine what the mindful choice to eat in a more Mediterranean fashion might look like for a land-locked Albertan. I’ll also include a few articles that provide the evidence of why this really is a great strategy for living a longer and healthier life.

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