MD explained briefly

This is a lovely article that explains in short, the essential characteristics of the MD:   Very little processed food Good fats, e.g. olive oil, nuts and fish Little red meat Red wine (in moderation!) Fresh produce, e.g. fruit and vegetables (normally bought in their unpackaged form) Exercising between meals Mind the calories- even if […]

Breakfast-breaking news

  As far as most of us can remember, breakfast has historically  been considered the most important meal of the day.  It’s been thought to kick-off our metabolism, boost our performance at school or at work, and help us maintain a slim figure.   As a person who hardly ever has breakfast, and with the […]

Meat-free diet beneficial for diabetes

According to an article published in the British Medical Journal in October 2018, a plant-based diet is the way forward for better diabetes control.  This conclusion follows the analysis of  eleven studies, most of which were RCTs (randomised control trials- the most unbiased kind).  The studies showed that a plant-based diet may offer the following […]

What are whole grains?

  We are often asked what constitutes ‘whole grains’, which is a big part of the Mediterranean diet and healthy eating in general.   In the good old days before the globalisation and industrialisation of food, whole grains were more abundant and the go-to ingredient for the basis of a meal.  For example, wheat, barley, […]

Interesting news

As many of you may have heard in the news today, scientists have shown that genes play a bigger role in our weight than may have been previously thought.  The article is very interesting indeed, but the last two paragraphs remind us that we still hold a lot of power as individuals to improve our […]

What should I eat for optimum thyroid function?

Whether one is living with an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism) or an under-active one (hypothyroidism), the recommended diet is about the same.  It is encouraged to eat a varied diet of nutritious foods in the correct amounts.  The emphasis is on calcium and vitamin D-rich foods, such as: seeds cheese yogurt oily fish pulses almonds […]