I’m sure you’ve heard about the heart-healthy benefits of the Mediterranean Diet, but did you know there is also a possible link to reducing cancer risk, including a hard to treat postmenopausal breast cancer?
The Mediterranean Diet is argued to be one of the most nutritious ways to eat, as it is loaded with plant-based foods and healthy fats. The diet simply gets its name from the Mediterranean region and its inhabitants who are generally very healthy and live long, disease-free lives. The diet consists of tons of fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes and beans, whole grains, nuts and seeds, herbs and spices, high-quality poultry and eggs, fish, and olive oil. Check out this article from Cook for Your LIFE to learn more and see which foods are part of a Mediterranean dietary pattern.
Wendy Kaplan, MS, RDN, CDN is a registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in oncology and weight management in Long Island and in the New York City area. Wendy is the Nutrition Program Director for Mondays at Racine Cancer Care Foundation, a 501c3. Connect with Wendy on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and read more of her blog posts and download recipes at Food4HealthRD.com