Diets come and go, but there is one diet that has been working for centuries to maximize health. In recent years, people have discovered dieting secrets from a certain region of the world near the countries of Italy, Greece and Turkey.
It’s known as the Mediterranean Diet. And the world is starting to take notice. . U.S. News and World Reports puts together a panel of health experts to recommend the Top 35 Diets. The Mediterranean Diet has been ranked the #1 Best Overall Diet in both 2019 and 2020 with the highest health score of 4.8/5.0.
The Mediterranean Diet is one of the most recommended healthy diets by doctors. Dr. Oz has featured this diet many times on his show. Here is his quick overview of the Mediterranean Diet:
There are a few interesting facts about the Mediterranean Diet:
For more information on the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet:
There is secret about this diet that most people don’t know. A reason why the nutrition in the Mediterranean Diet is so healthy for you. And it has to do with balance.
Groundbreaking Discovery of the Super Hormone
In the 1970’s, researchers from Harvard won a Nobel Prize for discovering the Eicosanoid. The Eicosanoid is signaling compound. It is an Apocrine hormone (not created by human glands) that impacts every cell of your body. Eicosanoids are created from polyunsatured fats. When stimulated, this super hormone helps your body process blood sugar, metabolize fat and improves blood flow by expanding your blood vessels (unlike drugs that just thin blood).
This process has a wide reaching positive impact on your health. When this hormone receives positive stimulus, your body receives the following benefits:
These researchers also found that the ONLY way to stimulate the Eicosanoid is through diet. And not just any diet, but a specific balance of diet that includes equal amounts of healthy fats, high quality proteins and high fiber carbohydrates.
Finding good proteins isn’t too difficult, although its beneficial to get proteins from multiple foods at each meal. Finding high fiber carbs isn't always easy. Finding good sources of unsaturated fats that are high in Omega 3-6-9 fatty acids can be difficult. Primary sources of these healthy fats include olive oil, avocados, nuts and seeds. Fish and seafood are particularly high in Omega 3 fatty acids.
So it's no surprise that people from countries that border the Mediterranean Sea, eat foods that have these nutrients. They have immediate access to some of the healthiest foods in the world. They get the right balance through a combination of geography, tradition and a bit of luck.
The Super Diet
When you combine all the incredible nutrients in these foods with the benefits of Eicosanoid stimulation, you get a super diet that is beneficial to everyone.
Here’s what the Mayo Clinic says about this diet:
Research has shown that the traditional Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease. The diet has been associated with a lower level of oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol — the "bad" cholesterol that's more likely to build up deposits in your arteries.
In fact, a meta-analysis of more than 1.5 million healthy adults demonstrated that following a Mediterranean diet was associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular mortality as well as overall mortality.
The Mediterranean diet is also associated with a reduced incidence of cancer, and Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. Women who eat a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil and mixed nuts may have a reduced risk of breast cancer.
What Makes Up the Mediterranean Diet?
The reason this diet has worked for centuries is that people in this region eat native fruits and vegetables, salads garnished with uncooked olive oil, seafood, legumes and greek yogurt. They get good sources of protein and through legumes, low fat poultry and small quantities of lean red meat. This diet is high in fiber and healthy fats with a great source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Here are the staples of the Mediterranean diet:
The Perfect Meal to Create Balance
The founder and creator of Pondera, Dr. Sterling Wood, spent 30 years as a diabetic foot salvage surgeon and was Chief of Podiatry for many years. He started to research nutrition in the 1970's.
Dr. Wood even worked with Dr. Barry Sears on the Zone Diet and served as the Director of Chef Training. The zone diet and Mediterranean diet share similiarities but the Zone Diet recommends a much smaller % of monunsaturated fats.
Dr. Wood realized that importants of a positive Eicosanoid stimulation, especially as it related to our bodies response to insulin. He created a meal plan based on the Mediterranean diet. However, Dr. Wood made sure each meal produces the perfect balance of carbs, proteins and healthy fats. This allows you to benefit from nutrients and maximize stimulation of the Eicosanoid hormone.
This diet is ideal for:
The Pondera Meal Plan
Dr. Sterling Wood, a diabetic foot salvage surgeon for 30 years, watched his patients struggle with diet so he vowed to help them consume healthier foods. Pondera was created to make it easier to get the critical 30-30-40 balance of nutrients.
The key to Pondera was finding a way to turn olive oil and other healthy fats into a powder form in a cost effective manner. After working with the best chemists in the world and failing for years, Dr. Wood finally perfected the process and Pondera was born.
At Pondera, we strongly believe in eating a healthy, balanced diet at every meal. But we understand that there are times when it's just not possible. 80% of people are off their new years resolution diet by February 1st.
Dieting is difficult for a number of reasons:
Pondera can be used as replacement for a healthy meal when you can't prepare a balanced meal. Many customers take Pondera daily to supplement their diet and ensure they get the benefits of positive Eicosanoid stimulation.
We’ve made Ponder as affordable as possible. For $115, you get 30 servings so you get a healthy balanced nutritional meal for $3.50.
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