Pangea Nutrition Blog

How important are vegetables and fruit to a healthy diet?

In a word: Very!

Strong scientific evidence suggests a diet rich in vegetables and fruits can help lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, improve blood sugar levels, and help prevent some types of cancers.

Posted by Jason Paruthi, MD

New Study: Walnuts May Activate Insula and Help Avoid Unhealthy food Cravings

Not only are walnuts high in fiber and “good” unsaturated fats, they also appear to activate the part of the brain that may regulate cravings and cognitive control.

Posted by Jason Paruthi, MD

Research News: Improved long-term diet linked with decreased risk of death

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health shows additional benefits of following a healthy diet such as the Mediterranean diet and DASH diet.

Posted by Jason Paruthi, MD

Mediterranean Diet Recipe: Breakfast Scrambled Eggs with Quinoa

Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and high in fiber, minerals and B vitamins. With the addition of eggs and fresh ingredients, here is a tasty way to start your day. 

Mediterranean Diet Recipe: Walnut Arugula Salad with Butternut Squash and Cranberries

Walnuts are a key part of the Mediterranean diet, which has been shown in research studies to lower the risk of health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and dementia.

Posted by Jason Paruthi, MD

Mediterranean Diet Recipe: Grilled Mackerel with Walnut Agrodolce

We teamed up with California Walnuts to bring you this fun and healthy recipe as part of the Modern Mediterranean Diet!

Walnuts are the oldest known tree food, and their history dates back to ancient Persia. Valued and traded throughout history, recent studies have now shown many health benefits of walnuts as a key part of a healthy diet and...

Posted by Jason Paruthi, MD

Mediterranean Diet Recipe: Saffron Poached Cod with Pangea Patatas Bravas

Serves 2

Cooking time: 40 minutes

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Mediterranean Diet Recipe: Chicken Parmesan with Fresh Basil Tomato Sauce and Polenta

Serves 2

Total time: 40 minutes

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Mediterranean Diet Recipe: Chicken Thighs with Lemon Dressing and Lentil Salad

Serves 2

Cooking time: 30 minutes

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May is International Mediterranean Diet Month!

This month, explore the Mediterranean region with our team here at Pangea Nutrition. Let's begin International Mediterranean Diet Month with a tour of Greek culture and foods.

Posted by Jason Paruthi, MD