Thoughts of the Mediterranean bring postcard-worthy images of gorgeous blue ocean waters, white sane beaches, cloudless blue skies…and food? Yes, food! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic shares nutrition tips, and the Mediterranean diet is bantered around the nutrition world for its multiple health advantages as well it should in our chiropractic world, too. Fish, fruits, and veggies are good for all of us in our Augusta chiropractic family!
BENEFITS OF MEDITERRANEAN DIET
With the expanding recognition that diet plays a beneficial role in health and prevention of disease issues like osteoporosis, bone loss, etc., guidelines are being established. 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 sufficient enough to maintain normal calcium-phosphorous balance and bone metabolism all of which are related to a reduced risk of fracture. (1) In other studies, the Mediterranean diet has been described as reducing hip fracture risk. Another recent paper states 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 females. (2) A study just released this past month showed that older adults who adhered the Meditterranean Diet closely had lower odds of developing cognitive decline. (3) Better BMD, lower osteoporosis odds, decreased risk of cognitive decline and hip fracture may be inspiring to try and follow the Mediterranean diet, yes? Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic finds these new studies interesting enough to share with our Augusta 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 easy!
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Schedule your Augusta chiropractic appointment soon. When you think of the Mediterranean, we bet that food becomes part of the image, a beautiful and healthy picture especially when included in a complete healthy Augusta chiropractic treatment plan!