Brain Healthy Eating:  Learning to Live the Mediterranean Lifestyle


The Mediterranean Lifestyle is proven:

  • Ancel Keys 7 Countries study from the 1950’s
  • World Health Organization Guidelines, 1990
  • Blue Zones by Dan Buetner, 2009:  Sardinia, Loma Linda, Okinawa, Ikaria, Nicoya

The Mediterranean Lifestyle:

  • Consistent Exercise
  • Healthy Eating
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Staying Connected
  • Meditation/Yoga


Benefits Include Reduced Risk of:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia
  • Heart Disease
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Inflammation/Arthritis
  • Obesity
  • Depression
  • Many Types of Cancer

The Healthy Mediterranean Diet:

  • A Way of Life

Spain, France, Greece, Morocco, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Israel

  • 95% Plant Based
  • Colorful
  • Smaller Portion Sizes of Meats, Poultry and Fish


The Mediterranean Diet

The 3 Dos

  • Focus on Vegetables, Beans and Fruits
  • Eat Healthy Fats such as Olive Oil, Nuts, Olives, Seeds
  • Eat Wholegrain Breads, Pastas, Grains

The 3 Don’ts

  • Eat as Much Red Meat . . . Do Eat More Fish
  • Eat as Much Eggs and Dairy
  • Eat Refined White Sugar

Enjoy your Meals!

  • Food is Celebratory
  • Food Brings People Together
  • Don’t Deprive Yourself
  • Evolution, Not Revolution
  • Try New Cuisines and Ingredients

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