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  Greeks and Middle Easterners, Diet of - The mediterranean basin, Traditional eating habits, Food preparation and ...
The diet has become a popular area of study due to observations made in 1960 of low incidences of chronic disease and high life-expectancy rates attributed to the populations who consumed a traditional Mediterranean diet.
The diet is closely tied geographically to areas of olive oil cultivation in the Mediterranean Basin.
The factors affecting the traditional dietary customs of the region are economy, environment, society and culture, disasters (e.g., war, drought), the expansion of food industries, and advertising campaigns promoting certain foods (e.g., soda, candy bars).
www.faqs.org /nutrition/Foo-Hea/Greeks-and-Middle-Easterners-Diet-of.html   (1951 words)

  Staple food - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A staple food is a food that forms the basis of a traditional diet, particularly that of the poor.
Staple foods vary from place to place, but are typically inexpensive starchy foods of vegetable origin that are high in food energy and that can be stored for use throughout the year.
Although nutritious, staple foods generally do not by themselves provide a full range of nutrients, so other foods need to be added to the diet to prevent malnutrition.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Staple_food   (271 words)

 How Does the Mediterranean Diet Promote Longevity? --- HealthandAge
The traditional diet is high in vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, and grains (particularly whole grains), and olive oil.
They found that the more strongly people adhered to the traditional diet, the less likely they were to die from cardiovascular disease or cancer; the protective effect of the traditional diet appeared stronger for cardiovascular disease than for cancer.
Adherence to a Mediterranean diet and survival in a Greek population.
www.healthandage.com /public/health-center/9/article/2985/gm=20!gid2=2655   (557 words)

 Traditional diet appears to lower risk of cancer : ICT [2006/06/21]
Traditional diet appears to lower risk of cancer
Dark green leafy vegetables and deep yellow vegetables such as squash - another staple of the traditional Native diet - are high in carotenoids and other compounds that are thought to reduce the risk of cancer by their antioxidant and cancer preventive properties.
In 1997, it was determined that carotenoids probably reduce lung cancer risk and possibly reduce the risk of cancers of the esophagus, stomach, colon and rectum, breast and cervix.
www.indiancountry.com /content.cfm?id=1096413182   (1222 words)

 Traditional Low—Fat Diet Rated Healthy - Healthy Living: Living a healthy lifestyle for disease prevention on ...
Tuttle's team studied 202 people who had suffered heart attacks in the previous six weeks and found that people on either diet were two–thirds less likely to suffer another heart attack, stroke, or other heart problems or die than people who continued to eat their usual diet.
Those on the Mediterranean diet were allowed to increase their fat intake to 40%, "the difference coming from healthier monounsaturated fats, with a special emphasis on omega–3 fatty acids," Tuttle says.
People in both diet groups were then compared with a group of 101 heart attack survivors who did not receive any intensive dietary intervention or nutrition counseling.
www.medicinenet.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=80073   (685 words)

 Aboriginal diet and nutrition - Better Health Channel.
The traditional diet was high in carbohydrates, protein and nutrients, and low in fat and sugars.
The typical traditional diet was low kilojoule and high in carbohydrate, fibre, protein and nutrients.
The traditional Aboriginal diet was high in carbohydrates, protein and nutrients, and low in fat and sugars.
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au /bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Aboriginal_diet_and_nutrition?open   (656 words)

 CBC News:Traditional Inuit diet cuts heart disease risk: study
BEAUPORT, QUEBEC - The traditional marine diet eaten by older Inuit seems to protect them from cardiovascular disease (CVD), but younger Inuit are shifting their diets away from these foods and may not be getting the benefits.
It concludes the the traditional diet is probably responsible for the low death rates from heart disease among Inuit.
In several native populations, a shift away from traditional lifestyles and diets is associated with increased risk factors for CVD, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.
www.cbc.ca /stories/print/2001/09/21/inuit_diet010921   (341 words)

 Ancient Dietary Wisdom for Tomorrow's Children
The diets of the healthy "primitives" Price studied were all very different: In the Swiss village where Price began his investigations, the inhabitants lived on rich dairy products--unpasteurized milk, butter, cream and cheese--dense rye bread, meat occasionally, bone broth soups and the few vegetables they could cultivate during the short summer months.
Adequate DHA in the mother's diet is necessary for the proper development of the retina in the infant she carries.
The advantage of such a diet is supposed to be reduced risk of heart disease in later life--even though not a single study has shown such an hypothesis to be tenable.
www.westonaprice.org /traditional_diets/ancient_dietary_wisdom.html   (3849 words)

 The Mediterranean Diet: Pasta or Pastrami?
This, according to the Diet Dictocrats, is the diet that we should adopt to protect ourselves from chronic disease, especially heart disease.
The Diet Dictocrats, flush with the success of their food pyramid, seem to have missed the ecstatic experience of calamari, dipped in batter, deep fried and served heaped up on platters—a healthy snack as long as traditional fats, not partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, are used in frying.
The presence of adequate amounts of vitamins A and D in the Cretan diet is probably what protects populations throughout the Mediterranean from the high amount of bread or pasta and frequent use of sweets.
www.westonaprice.org /traditional_diets/meddiet.html   (3809 words)

 Acupuncture.Com - TCM & Diet - Traditional Chinese Medicine Nutrition
The Chinese viewpoint of a balanced diet is very different from that in the West.
In the Chinese system, a balanced diet is one which includes all 5 tastes - spicy, sour, bitter, sweet, and salty.
Note: In TCM diet is considered the first line of defense in health matters.
www.acupuncture.com /nutrition/diettcm.htm   (1752 words)

 Mediterranean Diet The Step By Step Guide
The important aspects of the Mediterranean diet are high intakes of cereals, grains...
The Mediterranean diet is a nutritional model inspired by the traditional dietary patterns of the countries of the...
The Mediterranean diet is not a diet per se, but rather a...
www.healthchamp.info /health/mediterranean-diet.html   (591 words)

 Healthy Baby Photo Gallery
Her parents are convinced that their nourishing traditional diet played a significant role in her vibrant health.
Isaiah's mother followed a nourishing traditional diet for one and one-half years before conception and took cod liver oil for six months before and then during pregnancy.
Her mother followed a nourishing traditional diet a few months prior to becoming pregnant and throughout the pregnancy.
www.westonaprice.org /children/babies.html   (1728 words)

 About Soy Foods
I visited Japan a few years ago and found that the traditional diet is a thing of the past.
The traditional Japanese diet always included seaweed, which fortunately provides sufficient minerals to overcome the potential deficiency resulting from the effect of soy lignins.
However, seen in context with the whole diet, large doses of these phytoestrogens are not as healthy as smaller doses combined with all the other factors found in the traditional Japanese diet.
www.johnleemd.com /store/soy.html   (1191 words)

 Mediterranean diet Blog: Traditional Mediterranean diet
Sorts of such diet have traditionally subsisted also in other parts of Italy, France, parts of Spain and Portugal, parts of Turkey, parts of North Africa, another parts of the Balkan region, and parts of the Middle East.
The point is that these areas in the Mediterranean region have olive oil cultivation to which the diet is closely connected.
On the basis of the obtained geographical and time parameters the sentence “Traditional Mediterranean diet” is used here as a term for the healthy traditional diets of these regions at that particular time.
mediterraneandietblog.blogspot.com /2007/03/traditional-mediterranean-diet.html   (239 words)

 Green Left - Issues: 'Industrial cuisine' and the 'traditional diet'
An ongoing diet, traditional or otherwise, was beyond the reach of this new mass layer of paupers unless they could sell their labourpower to obtain food.
This shift from traditional diets was not one of choice, as Scrinis seems to suggest, but one of surviving on the foodstuffs to hand, sold by small hucksters and oftentimes adulterated to stretch its weight and texture.
The modern diet -- meat centred, supplemented by highly processed and refined grains, and foods saturated with chemicals and additives -- is not an inevitable product of industrialisation but of capitalist commodity production in which everything is alienated for the sake of profits gleamed by another class.
www.greenleft.org.au /1993/113/5555   (2048 words)

 Tapping Indigenous Knowledge: Antioxidants in the Traditional Diet of the Maasai: Centro Internacional de ...
The traditional diet of East Africa's Maasai people may contain powerful plant-based antioxidants with the potential to reduce cholesterol levels and provide other health benefits, according to research by Timothy Johns, a Canadian ethnobotanist at McGill University.
The Maasai are cattle herding pastoralists, about a million of whom inhabit the semi-arid lands of Kenya and Tanzania in an area bordered by Mount Kilimanjaro in the east, the Serengeti Plain in the west, and the Ngorongoro Crater in the south.
Although IDRC has insisted that his group develop a fair and equitable intellectual property agreement, its status is still the subject of intense discussion among the Maasai themselves.
www.idrc.ca /es/ev-5545-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html   (842 words)

 Mediterranean diet for heart health - MayoClinic.com
The Mediterranean diet incorporates the basics of healthy eating, plus a splash of flavorful olive oil and perhaps a glass of good red wine, among other components characterizing the traditional cooking style of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea.
While these fundamental parts of a healthy diet remain tried and true, subtle variations or differences in proportions of certain foods may make a difference in your risk of heart disease.
The Mediterranean diet is similar to the American Heart Association's Step I diet, but it contains less cholesterol and has more fats that contain the beneficial linolenic acid (a type of omega-3 fatty acid).
www.mayoclinic.com /health/mediterranean-diet/CL00011   (1242 words)

 Diet - Find the right diet for you
Healthy Winter Diet Tip For Woman 50 And Over Healthy Living, Healthy Eating, Healthy Diet scientists this winter is that it is all over the place -- in in people age 50 and over increased 94 percent in.
Discover which diet andamp; weight loss supplements burn fat fast and totally personalized fat loss diet all within the next 10.
Diet Loss Mediterranean Weight Checkweight Weight Loss Diet Directory is your online source ofrmation about weight loss and diet.
www.which-diet.com /weight-loss/body-building-diet-tip-index.html   (479 words)

 ATSDR - Alaska Traditional Diet Project
The team has developed 1) a mission statement that is shared with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and other partners in Alaska, 2) goals to help focus the project, and 3) a draft strategy that was discussed at the February 2001 Alaska Forum on the Environment.
The principal short-term objective is to begin to identify and characterize regional traditional diets.
The ATDP is also collaborating with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the Environmental Protection Agency to develop partnerships, leverage funding, begin analysis of traditional foods, and assist in the development of a response to environmental contaminant issues in Alaska.
www.atsdr.cdc.gov /alaska   (973 words)

 | UK Diet Club | Diet Intro
This plan follows the traditional eating habits from the Mediterranean countries and includes lots of fish, olive oil and nuts.
Alex weighed herself after the festive season and was appalled to discover she was tipping the scales at 16 stone.
Your entire diet programme is designed, monitored and supported by our expert team of nutritionists and customer service staff.
www.ukdietclub.com /index.cfm?code=28028   (614 words)

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The study assessed the eating habits of 449 first-generation (born in Latin America) children, 1,568 second-generation (born in the U.S., parents born in Latin America) children, and 1,165 third-generation children (Mexican-American children born in the U.S. whose parents were also born in this country).
A traditional Latin American diet includes fruits, beans and vegetables, but the later generation Mexican-American children ate diets with less fruit and more fat.
The challenge is to recapture the children's attention to their traditional diet and shift American culture's approach to eating; otherwise we are headed for a major catastrophe of degenerative diseases.
www.mercola.com /2002/nov/13/immigrant_eating.htm   (505 words)

 Mediterranean diet Blog
Among various types of diets there exists a type of it that can prolong your live, decrease the risk of cancer and heart disease, and also reduce the level of cholesterol.
The Traditional Healthy Mediterranean Diet is based on the healthy eating and lifestyle habits of the folks living in southern Italy, the Greek island of Crete, and other areas of Greece.
Oxygen.com reviews the Mediterranean Diet and writes, «Researchers believe that the diet and lifestyle of the region was the secret to good health.
mediterraneandietblog.blogspot.com   (1204 words)

 Medicated Diet of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese medicated diet is not a simple combination of food and Chinese drugs, but a special highly finished diet made from Chinese drugs, food and condiments under the theoretical guidance of diet preparation based on differentiation of symptoms and signs of traditional Chinese medicine.
Medicated diet for dietetic therapy is a diet made from salutary drugs, food and condiments.
Concretely speaking, medicated diet can be prepared either from edible Chinese drugs alone, or from Chinese crude drugs and food according to certain prescriptions, by processing and cooking.
www.cgcmall.com /Medicated_Diet_of_TCM_p/b00diet.htm   (521 words)

 Honey in the Wine: The roots of the traditional diet in ancient Crete
The roots of the traditional diet in ancient Crete: Honey in the Wine
Much has been written in recent years about the traditional Cretan diet, and it would be difficult to be in Crete for long without realising how valued the fresh local ingredients still are to local gourmets.
Both these terms are associated with ancient Crete, for it was here that the baby god was fed milk from a wild goat"s horn by the Goddess Amaltheia, and honey by the bee Goddess Melissa.
www.explorecrete.com /cuisine/cora-honey-wine.htm   (848 words)

 Raw Paleo Diets Which Include Raw Animal Foods: Raw Meat, Raw Fish, Raw Dairy
Such a traditional diet may be eaten either raw or partially-cooked.
Such a traditional diet must also include some raw fruits and vegetables and will also include some animal products, often including some raw animal products as well.
Such a diet seems to drastically accelerate healing and recovery from chronic diseases and other illnesses far beyond that seen with the partially-cooked traditional diets.
www.rawpaleodiet.org   (4627 words)

 Food, Diet & Nutrition: Traditional Baking Group on Care2
Food, Diet & Nutrition: Traditional Baking Group on Care2
Traditional baking from around the world with emphasis on sourdough, slow rise yeast breads, Essene Bread, and pastries, all made FROM SCRATCH AND WITHOUT ADDITIVES OR PRESERVATIVES.
Kimberly Miller is a member of this group and lives in Pittsburgh.
www.care2.com /c2c/group/TraditionalBaking   (476 words)

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