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

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

Who Discovered the Mediterranean Diet?

The first studies on the Mediterranean diet took place in the 1950s by American scientist Dr. Ancel Keys. Back then, we did not understand much about how nutrition and lifestyle affect health problems like heart disease. Scientists did notice, however, that people in some countries were healthier and lived longer than others.

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

The Mediterranean Diet May Help Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes by 52%

In a randomized trial in Spain of 218 nondiabetic participants age 55 to 80 years old, subjects were randomly 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

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. 

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