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Posted 22 May 2013 - 14:18
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Posted 22 May 2013 - 14:21
tomatoes & mozzarella .....
Posted 22 May 2013 - 15:13
wait, thats main ingredient for .. Pizza !!
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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:15
I don't like anything virgin ..
Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:30
Here’s a sandwich for members of the sandwich generation: A whole-wheat baguette topped with fresh mozzarella cheese, arugula, a slice of ripe tomato and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil. Eat one regularly—instead of, say, a cheeseburger—and it just might cut your risk of heart attack, stroke and other “cardiac events” by 30%.
A blockbuster study published in the New England Journal of Medicine last month yielded rigorous evidence that a so-called Mediterranean diet slashes the risk of heart problems in people at high risk for these conditions—including the many boomers who find themselves confronting cardiac issues in their 50s. Even for those not in a high-risk category, experts say there are plenty of benefits to eating a diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fruits and vegetables. A shift away from meat can save money at the grocery store, to say nothing of the savings in medical bills if health problems are averted.
Yet how we eat can be just as important as what we eat, experts say. Call it the Mediterranean lifestyle. It’s important to take our time and avoid skipping meals. Too often, “we’re so hungry we attack food,” said Kathleen Zelman, a nutrition expert with insurer UnitedHealthcare, at a recent webinar. We don’t wait the 20 minutes that it takes to feel full before we go for a second helping, so we overeat. And we neglect exercise.
These kinds of lifestyle choices have taken their toll. Heart disease is the leading killer in the U.S. More than one-third of U.S. adults are obese, a condition that can contribute to heart disease. The New England Journal of Medicine study showed that changes to the diet can reduce cardiac risks for people with risk factors including smoking, obesity and high blood pressure.
While the study didn’t focus on lifestyle, certain aspects of the Southern European culture contribute to healthier outcomes, such as making time to eat mindfully, experts say. Some dietitians think Americans should emulate the approach of most Europeans, who generally believe it’s good to linger at the dinner table with friends or family. In this model, electronic devices have no place at the table, unless you’re on call for work, not least because gadgets distract us from how much we’re really eating. In fact, scheduling regular “turn-off time” is a good practice even beyond the table, said Stephanie Marston, a marriage and family therapist and CEO of 30 Days to Sanity, a firm specializing in improving resiliency, productivity, and work-life balance.