|Image from the New York Times article|
30 Day Mediterranean Lifestyle Challenge
Obviously we were convinced following a Mediterranean-style diet was good for our health when we chose it for our current initiative, but a new study gives it even more credibility. A headline in the Washington Post today reads Pour on the olive oil: Big study finds Mediterranean-style diet cuts heart attack, stroke risk and another in the New York Times Mediterranean Diet Cuts Heart Disease Risk, Study Finds. I encourage you to read the articles, but I do want to point out that the study results were so compelling that,
"The study ended early, after almost five years, because the results were so clear it was considered unethical to continue."There are some fun links from the New York Times article to recipes and a quiz so you can see how close you are to following a Mediterranean diet now. I found the quiz helpful and informative. I scored a 10 which indicated a weak Mediterranean diet. Evidently, I need to eat more fish and drink more wine. Now I know what I need to focus on come March 11.