• September 2013

Healthy Living: 48 Foods You Should Be Eating

Who doesn’t want to feel better and live a healthier life?

Since our September 2013 issue focuses on Educating Entrepreneurs, we couldn’t think of a better time to share some wonderful Healthy Living news about the simple but profound wonders of the Mediterranean Diet.

According to researchers in Spain, 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes, and deaths from heart disease can be prevented in people at high risk if they switch to a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits, and vegetables—and even drink wine with meals.

Published in the April 2013 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, the findings were based on the first major clinical trial to measure the diet’s effect on heart risks.

The diet decidedly helped those following it—even though they did not lose weight and most of them were already taking statins, or blood pressure or diabetes drugs to lower their risk of heart disease.

In fact, the study ended after just five years because the results were so clear—the researchers believed it would be unethical to continue.

Who can argue with that?

Here’s to eating what you love, and loving what you eat, and your healthy life. — The Be Inkandescent team


48 Foods You Should Be Eating

Vegetables

1. asparagus
2. beets
3. bell peppers
4. broccoli
5. carrots
6. kale
7. spinach
8. tomatoes

Fresh Fruit

9. blackberries
10. blueberries
11. grapes
12. strawberries
13. raspberries
14. plums

15. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Here’s more good evidence, and which brands of olive oil are best, according to biologist and researcher Dr. Gary Beauchamp.

Nuts and Seeds

16. almonds
17. pine nuts
18. sunflower seeds
19. walnuts

Fish

20. halibut
21. mackerel
22. salmon
23. sea bass
24. trout
25. tuna

Whole Grains

26. barley
27. brown rice
28. bulgar
29. couscous
30. quinoa
31. whole-grain bread
32. whole-wheat pizza

Beans and Legumes

33. black beans
34. cannellini beans
35. chickpeas
36. lentils

Fresh Herbs and Spices

37. basil
38. cinnamon
39. cumin
40. curry
41. mint
42. oregano
43. parsley
44. rosemary
45. tarragon
46. thyme

Wine
47. red wine
48. white wine


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