At the mention of the Mediterranean, what comes to mind? Postcard-worthy images of beautiful blue ocean waters, white sane beaches, cloudless blue skies…and food? Yes, food! Young Chiropractic presents nutrition tips, and the Mediterranean diet is talked up around the nutrition world for its multiple health advantages as well it should in our chiropractic world, too. Fish, fruits, and veggies are good for all of us in our Easley chiropractic family!
BENEFITS OF MEDITERRANEAN DIET
With the expanding recognition that diet plays a valuable role in health and prevention of disease issues like osteoporosis, bone loss, etc., guidelines are being established. A new paper with suggestions for guidelines recommended a mediterranean-type diet with daily consumption of 2 to 3 dairy products to provide calcium and protein adequate enough to maintain normal calcium-phosphorous balance and bone metabolism all of which are linked to a reduced risk of fracture. (1) In other studies, the Mediterranean diet has been described as reducing hip fracture risk. Another new paper explains that there is indication that a modified or alternative Mediterranean diet like the DASH (“Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension”) diet may also decrease hip fracture risk as well as risk of lumbar spine osteoporosis in women. (2) A study just published this past month pointed out that older adults who adhered the Meditterranean Diet closely had lower odds of developing cognitive decline. (3) Better BMD, lower osteoporosis odds, reduced risk of cognitive decline and hip fracture may be motivating to try and follow the Mediterranean diet, yes? Young Chiropractic finds these new studies interesting enough to share with our Easley chiropractic patients and their families.
WHAT DO I EAT ON THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET?
What foods are in the mediterranean diet? Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, healthy fats (olive oil, nuts, seeds), yogurt, seafood/fish, a little red wine, and lots of water, un-sugared sparkling water, juices. It suggests staying away from sugars, refined grains, ultra-processed foods, etc. (4) These are all possible if not easy!
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Make your Easley chiropractic appointment soon. When you think of the Mediterranean, we bet that food becomes part of the picture, a pretty and healthy picture especially when included in a complete healthy Easley chiropractic treatment plan!