Mediterranean Diet: New Study shows Itís Great For Weight Loss And your Heart

Written by Karen Wild

The Mediterranean diet first became popular as a heart health diet, but its role may be changing. Inrepparttar 1960's it was discovered that some people inrepparttar 131197 Mediterranean, particularly those from Crete, had a significantly longer life expectancy than people elsewhere inrepparttar 131198 world. Their diet, which is high in vegetables, meat, pasta, beans, cereals, olive oil and wine, seemed to haverepparttar 131199 ability to protect them from heart disease and stroke.

Today, though, it may become known as a weight loss diet. Spanish Researchers studyingrepparttar 131200 eating habits of 1,547 men and 1615 women aged 25-74, recently found thatrepparttar 131201 more closely subjects followedrepparttar 131202 diet,repparttar 131203 lower their body fat levels became. This was surprising, because, in other studies it had been seen that Mediterraneans were not exactly slim and that contrasted sharply torepparttar 131204 usual expectation that if you're fat, you're more likely to die of a stroke or heart attack.

Low Carb Breads Make Meal Time Easier

Written by Lee Dobbins

Just a couple of years ago,repparttar choices for packaged foods were limited but today a trip through your grocery store will yield many low carb versions of your favorite foods. The ones withrepparttar 131195 most impact and which have made my daily meal prep easier are low carb breads.

One of my favorite breads is a whole wheat wrap that has only 5 grams net carbs and is perfect for any kind of sandwich. Remember when you used to have to use a lettuce leaf to hold your tuna or turkey? Well not anymore with this wonderful and tasty wrap! I

This wrap not only makes great sandwiches, but you can use it for many other things as well. Remember when your family would send out for pizza and you would sit with them staring longingly atrepparttar 131196 pie - well not anymore! Now you can simply scrape offrepparttar 131197 pizza cheese, sauce and toppings and stick it inrepparttar 131198 wrap! How about subs like those delicious steak and cheese Ė just order them atrepparttar 131199 sub shop on a wrap and then transferrepparttar 131200 fillings ofrepparttar 131201 sub into your low carb wrap (or better yet, maybe you can getrepparttar 131202 sub guy to just putrepparttar 131203 filling inside your wrap?).

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