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

Mediterranean Diet Ties #1 Ranking for Best Diet in 2018

For 2018, US News and World Report has ranked the number one overall best diet as a tie between the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet.

Posted by Jason Paruthi, MD

Tips to Manage Portions and Eat Healthier this holiday season

Happy holidays from all of us at Pangea Nutrition!

We know the holiday season is a challenge to continue eating healthy. Between family celebrations, work parties and other events, it feels like there are delicious foods everywhere (with many of them processed and high in calories). We can help! 

Posted by Jason Paruthi, MD

The Mediterranean Diet May Help Decrease Total Mortality (Death) Risk

In a randomized study in Spain, 7,216 people were assigned to one of three diets: a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil, a Mediterranean diet supplemented with mixed nuts, or a control diet (with advice to reduce dietary fat intake).1

Posted by Jason Paruthi, MD

In Elderly Adults, the Mediterranean Diet May Help Prevent Cognitive Decline and Dementia

In a prospective study in Athens, Greece of 401 elderly men and women (age 65+), adherence to the Mediterranean diet was measured in addition to performance on the mini-mental state examination over time, to estimate the severity and progression of cognitive impairment or dementia.1

Posted by Jason Paruthi, MD

What is the Mediterranean Diet?

The Mediterranean diet is most accurately defined as the dietary patterns and lifestyle traditionally followed until the 1960s by people in areas surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, such as in parts of Greece and Southern Italy. People in this region were noted to live longer and healthier lives, a fact that drew the interest of scientists from...

Posted by Jason Paruthi, MD