At the mention of the Mediterranean, what comes to mind? Postcard-worthy images of beautiful blue ocean waters, white sane beaches, clear blue skies…and food? Yes, food! Moriarty Chiropractic presents nutrition tips, and the Mediterranean diet is bantered around the world of nutrition for its many health benefits as well it should in our chiropractic world, too. Fish, fruits, and veggies are healthy for all of us in this Nashua chiropractic family!
BENEFITS OF MEDITERRANEAN DIET
With the growing recognition that diet plays a beneficial role in health and prevention of disease issues like osteoporosis, bone loss, etc., guidelines are being discussed. A new paper with suggestions for guidelines endorsed a mediterranean-type diet with daily consumption of 2 to 3 dairy products to deliver calcium and protein adequate enough to preserve normal calcium-phosphorous balance and bone metabolism all of which are related to a decreased 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 lower hip fracture risk in addition to threat of lumbar spine osteoporosis in women. (2) A study just published this past month pointed out that older adults who followed the Meditterranean Diet closely had lower chances of developing cognitive decline. (3) Better BMD, reduced osteoporosis odds, decreased probability of cognitive decline and hip fracture may be inspiring to try and follow the Mediterranean diet, yes? Moriarty Chiropractic finds these new studies interesting enough to share with our Nashua 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 proposes staying away from sugars, refined grains, ultra-processed foods, etc. (4) These are all possible if not simple!
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Make your Nashua chiropractic appointment today. When you think of the Mediterranean, we expect that food turns out to be part of the picture, a beautiful and healthy picture especially when included in an overall healthy Nashua chiropractic treatment plan!