An informal poll as to how many follow a Mediterranean meal plan?

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An informal poll as to how many out there follow a Mediterranean meal plan, not necessarily as a "diet" but either because they enjoy the types of food, or for cultural reasons.......or they feel that it helps them to feel healthy?

Mediterranean Diet: Best For Your Heart? - Ask Dr. Weil


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Since reading the results of the latest study. I have switched over to olive oil, and bumped up our vegetables and cut portions size again on meat.

Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is a way of life with us, but the Publix bakery calls out to us....too much.

I am glad you reposted the elements of this diet.
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Since reading the results of the latest study. I have switched over to olive oil, and bumped up our vegetables and cut portions size again on meat.

Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is a way of life with us, but the Publix bakery calls out to us....too much.

I am glad you reposted the elements of this diet.
You are now an adopted Italiano Grecian French Turkish citizen of the world and enjoying your food, which is the most important thing, in the company of your loving family members in TV. Did you enjoy the spinach?

I hate to say this, but all the vegans and vegetarians think they are onto something "new" when in reality the people of ages ago did NOT consume so much meat at all...........beans, lentils, legumes in general, were very much consumed. My Ukrainian mom made lima bean soup which I wish I could find a recipe for......but all it was was lima beans, celery, some type of crushed tomatoes.........? My Polish mom in law made beet soup.....my Ukrainian grandmother made cabbage soup and potato soup. They ate veggies before they were even popular..........and my Italians made minestroni soup with all the veggies.........

I use strictly olive oil. My dad used to buy it in the large gallon size.
We don't use that much of it at all, so I buy a medium sized bottle.
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Strange the way you keep touting this diet senior citizen
when there is enough data to question it's benefits.

Watch the video please and I look for your comments.

Want more information of the pseudo health benefits of olive oil and the Mediterranean Diet?

Check out the video below by Jeff Novick. about 8 min.

Olive Oil is NOT Health Food but Sick Food - YouTube

Ounce for ounce, olive oil is one of the most fattening, calorically dense foods on the planet. The bottom line is that oil will add fat to our already plump waistlines, heightening the risk of disease, including diabetes and heart attacks, says Dr. Joel Fuhrman.

Dr. Esselstyn agrees, stating that between 14 and 17% of olive oil is saturated, artery-clogging fat, every bit as aggressive in promoting heart disease as the saturated fat in roast beef.

“They (oils) contain saturated fat which immediately injures the endothelial lining of the arteries when eaten. It doesn’t matter whether it’s olive oil, corn oil, or any other kind of oil”, he says.


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What do the Asian's use in their woks?
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veggie broth, wine, water, soy, tamari.
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What do the Asian's use in their woks?
Peanut oil
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veggie broth, wine, water, soy, tamari.
I appreciate your opinion, however, soy and tamari are not good for some folks at all. Up here and whenever we've had Asian or Chinese food, they use peanut oil in their wok.
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Is that a better oil than olive for health?
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I appreciate your opinion, however, soy and tamari are not good for some folks at all. Up here and whenever we've had Asian or Chinese food, they use peanut oil in their wok.
So, many things R not good for some folks, what's your point?

They don't use peanut oil exclusively or in all dishes, moreover, they will use what you ask them use.
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So, many things R not good for some folks, what's your point?

They don't use peanut oil exclusively or in all dishes, moreover, they will use what you ask them use.
Our local Chinese restaurant uses peanut oil in their wok.
We request no MSG. Their vegetarian dishes are excellent.
In fact, we had tofu for the first time last month and it was delicious.

As far as olive oil.........everything I've heard is that it is healthy.
It's all we use at home. All Italian dishes call for olive oil.....
To each his own.....

5 things you may not know about olive oil - CNN.com
Interesting article re olive oil from CNN


Fight Arthritis: 10 Foods That Help and Hurt | Lifescript.com

Olive oil is one of the foods that help arthritis.......

Click on the numbers at the bottom from 1 through 7 and beyond.......
Why it's a good arthritis food: Olive oil contains oleocanthal,which blocks enzymes involved in inflammation.

About 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil acts like one-tenth of a dose of ibuprofen, according to a study at the Monnell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia. That may not be much, but small dietary changes add up.

Since olive oils not calorie-free (one tablespoon has 119 calories), dont douse your food with it, Bonci warns.

How much to eat: One tablespoon a day on salads, bread or vegetables is a good amount for an optimal arthritis diet.

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As a Vegan I never thought that I was onto something "new"....
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Senior citizen, that old stuff is not interesting to me at all, oil is not beneficial IMO.

What's interesting is knowing how well read you are and how much you are into your diet you completely are absent any comment about Jeff Novick's video.

Care to comment on his findings?
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As a Vegan I never thought that I was onto something "new"....
New to many folks at TV

Too many here live to eat rather than eat to live
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