fbpx

Erika’s Post – The Mediterranean Diet

 In HCYHealthy

 

Researchers at Saint Louis University found that athletes ran a 5K 6% faster after eating a Mediterranean diet for 4 days, than after eating a Western diet.

The Mediterranean diet includes whole fruits and vegetables, nuts, olive oil, and whole grains, and avoids red and processed meats, dairy, trans and saturated fats, and refined sugars.

The Western diet includes low intakes of fruits and vegetables, and high intakes of trans and saturated fats, dairy, sugars, sodium, and processed foods.

The Mediterranean diet’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, more alkaline pH, and nitrates might lead to improved exercise performance.

The Mediterranean diet has also been proven to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Recent Posts

july

04jul5:00 am3:00 pm4th of JulyBranches close at 3pm

06jul9:00 am2:00 pmAmerican Red Cross Blood Drive

14jul2:00 pm8:00 pm3 on 3 Basketball TournamentMen's Tournament

20jul9:00 am12:00 pmTogetherhood Day of ServiceAmerica's Grow A Row

august

04aug2:00 pm8:00 pm3 on 3 Basketball TournamentCo-ed Tournament

24aug9:00 am12:00 pmTogetherhood Day of ServiceAmerica's Grow A Row

Start typing and press Enter to search

X