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The mediterranean foodie way

Category: Trends, insights | Skrivet: Nov 17, 2014

mediterranean diet

Eating a Mediterranean diet to battle obesity may be better than calorie counting. A team of UK doctors writing in the Postgraduate Medical Journal (PMJ) said a Mediterranean diet quickly reduced the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

The lead author, cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra, says the scientific evidence is overwhelming. In their article the doctors say adopting a Mediterranean diet after a heart attack is almost three times as effective at reducing deaths as taking cholesterol-lowering statin medication. And they make the case for a diet including fruit and vegetables, nuts and olive oil, citing research suggesting it quickly reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes, and may be better than low-fat diets for sustained weight loss.

So, what’s the message to Professional Secrets foodies?

It’s simple: Stay true to our ethos of better understanding how to produce, transport, handle and prepare good food. Healthier food doesn’t just come from the Med; sensible food-lore in tune with our local environments and habitats always pays dividends wherever we live!

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We are becoming a nation of foodies

Category: Trends, insights | Skrivet: Nov 03, 2014

Brits have long suffered accusations about the quality of the food they serve up. Well that’s all changing apparently with new research showing Britain is becoming a nation of foodies, with a deep love of great food and a desire to eat healthily!

That's the conclusion of a recent study by food retailing giant Waitrose, which reveals shoppers are choosing to support local traders, with 8 out of 10 shoppers travelling less than a mile to their nearest shop, and 6 out of 10 of these doing so on foot. The study also shows that while weekdays remain all about 'convenience', a fifth of all households are cooking for their friends and families at weekends with a lean towards cooking from scratch.

Discover more about how Britons are bucking their reputation at

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