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Mediterranean diet quiz

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If you are wondering about your own Mediterranean diet adherence, take the quiz here.

Food additives and your health

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More reason to eat a whole food diet – recent research explained on The Conversation about the adverse health effects of food additives.

Gut bacteria and diet Pt 1

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Fascinating Catalyst program on gut bacteria, diet and health – click here to watch it.

Gut bacteria and diet Pt 2

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Part 2 includes effects of changing from junk food to healthy high fibre diet over 1 month – watch it here.

Food addictions can be changed
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Scientists show that the brain can be trained to prefer healthy food – click here for more information.

Food-Mood Connection

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How what you eat can affect your mood and stress – see link here.

Finding proof that diet improves mood

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Read what Assoc/Prof Felice Jacka has to say on evidence for diet improving mood here.

Mediterranean diet research

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Information about the recently published 5-year outcomes of study on Mediterranean diet and reduced risk of heart attack and stroke can be found here.

PREDIMED

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The large study in Spain that allocated people to one of two Mediterranean diet groups or low fat diet to investigate benefits of Mediterranean diet for primary prevention of heart disease. Click here.

Greek Island of Old Age

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Man cures himself of cancer by going back to simple life and Mediterranean diet on Greek Island. Click here.

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

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In 2010 Jamie was awarded the prestigious TED Prize to create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook and empower people everywhere to fight obesity. Click here to watch his award-winning TED talk.

Seven a day fruit & veg

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Population study in the UK shows reduced mortality with fruit and veg intake in a striking dose-response fashion, particularly for vegetables and salad – click here for details.

Mediterranean Diet Book

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A/Prof Catherine Itsiopoulos has now published The Mediterranean Diet providing 80 delicious recipes, eating plans and nutritional advice, as well as sharing the evidence as to why this diet is the gold standard of healthy eating. This is a diet for life, one that celebrates the pleasures of food as well as long-term good health and wellbeing.

Gut bacteria and brain function

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Some studies show that what we eat can alter our gut flora — that people with high-vegetable, fibre-based diets have a different gut environment than people who eat a typical Western diet high in fat and carbohydrates. Dr Tillisch’s new research shows that this can affect brain function. Click here for details.

Addictive junk food

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Read about “the extraordinary science of addictive junk food” and claims that “the toll taken on the public health by a poor diet rivals that taken by tobacco” here.

For body and mind

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New study shows substantial physical and mental health benefits in women who follow a Mediterranean diet – click here for details.

Recipes

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Check out some great recipes provided by Community Servings: Nutrition Services here.

Shape Up Australia

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Tasty, quick healthy recipe ideas provided by an Australian Government Initiative ‘Shape Up Australia’. Click here.


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