Can diet lower depression risk

Decades ago, depression was frequently characterized as a problem of the worried well, people who had the time and money to consult with a psychiatrist about their mental state.  It was something to joke about.  Now depression is recognized as the most common psychiatric diagnosis in developed countries, affecting 300 million+ people, costing $1 trillion […]

Adventures in olive oil selection

https://radionutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Adventures-in-Olive-Oil-Selection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:20 — 2.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS“It’s hard to decide which one to pick, isn’t it?” I was standing in front of the olive oil display at my grocery store, reading labels as usual.  My fellow shopper was similarly engaged in choosing a bottle of […]

Make this your Mediterranean Diet summer

Summer is best time to start Mediterranean diet The health benefits of a Mediterranean style diet are well documented.  And good news: you don’t have to live in the Mediterranean region to follow a similar plant-based eating style.  You don’t even have to choose foods from that region.  You can eat familiar foods found in […]

The Mediterranean diet is blue

As in “Blue Zone”. The concept of Blue Zones grew out of a National Geographic project to identify places around the world where people lived much longer than average, with 10 times as many people reaching 100 years of age compared to the global average.  What is it about these places that fosters healthy aging […]

Fish eating made easy: canned tuna

Eat fish twice a week? Canned tuna to the rescue. You’ve probably heard the recommendation to Eat More Fish.  Fish is healthy.  It’s high in omega-3 fats (well, some fish are), low calorie (well, some fish are) and high protein.  The Mediterranean Diet advises people to eat fish twice a week.  But eating more fish […]

10 things to do with olive oil

Mediterranean Diet month continues with olive oil tips Olive oil has a major health halo.  Everyone seems to be using it or promoting it.  Food companies love to tout olive oil on labels, especially for salad dressing.  Unfortunately, if you look at the actual ingredients list, the main ingredient in many of these is something […]

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