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People who choose the Mediterranean diet can eat satisfying, filling meals full of great nutrition, and still lose weight. While it is not low in fat, it is good for your health and for weight loss. Dr Miles Hassell does not recommend switching to low-fat or diet foods, he says, because fat is what satisfies your appetite. People tend to eat more in the end when they restrict themselves to low-fat diets ...

You don't have to make every night Spanish, Moroccan or Greek night in order to eat the Mediterranean way and get the health benefits of the diet. What's essential is to increase the amount and variety of vegetables in your diet, switch to olive oil for cooking, sauces and salad dressings and move away from processed and commercially produced foods -- loaded with sugar and unhealthy fat -- toward healthy alternatives ...

Diet Friends: Chocolate Choose the dark chocolate – 70 percent cocoa or more— to get health benefits including lower blood sugar and lower blood pressure. The Catch? We have to limit ourselves to just a couple of squares a day. Fruit. When you need a sweet treat, any whole fruit is good for you ...

A photograph of a colorful produce section flashed onto the large screen in a classroom at Providence St Vincent Medical Center. "Here's a medicine cabinet," said Dr. Miles Hassell. "In case you haven't seen one recently." Dr. Hassell was talking to an audience of health professionals and people with diabetes, about the powerful impact of a Mediterranean-style whole foods diet – along with exercise – on health ...

Eat more whole fruit and vegetables. Eat fruit and vegetables with every meal. That's essential to eating Mediterranean style, and it is what Dr. Miles Hassell advises his patients who want to reverse diabetes and improve their all around health. So heap your plate with all kinds of fresh vegetables and fruits – the more color on your plate the better ...

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