While it may still be considered a super food, kale took third place on this year’s “Dirty Dozen” list of fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residue.
The Mediterranean diet has earned the top spot as the best overall diet in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report annual diet rankings. Last year, the perennial favorite tied for top place with the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet, but this year it bumped DASH to second.
The Mediterranean diet incorporates the basics of healthy eating and includes delicious olive oil and if you choose – a glass of red wine. The Mediterranean diet characterizes the traditional cooking style of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea and affords many health benefits.
We all know that cholesterol and saturated fat are not good for us and can lead to heart disease right? In your practices are you not still telling your patients that they need to avoid saturated and cholesterol and choose “good fats” sparingly? You may want to reconsider. By Paul Villaire FNP-BC
Have you been thinking about shedding some pounds and eating healthier? Then consider adopting a vegetarian or semi-vegetarian diet to lose weight and improve health. This may not be as difficult as you had previously thought.