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Mediterranean Diet Study Results Stun World
Philadelphia, PA, February 26, 2013

New and powerful research just published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine has shown that following the Mediterranean diet cuts rates of heart attack, strokes and death from heart disease by about 30%. Renowned cardiovascular disease prevention expert and author, Dr. Janet Brill, wrote the book on how to follow a Mediterranean diet.

Prevent a Second Heart Attack, Dr. Brill's book provides a step-by-step guide to following the Mediterranean diet – a simple, easy-to-follow lifestyle plan designed to help people live the optimal heart health diet – now scientifically proven to prevent, treat and even reverse heart disease. The new study has shown that following the Mediterranean diet cuts rates of heart attack, strokes and death from heart disease by about 30%. The diet can also reduce the risk of a second heart attack by up to 70 percent.

Dr. Brill's book helps people follow the diet. Inspired by the heart-healthy, time-proven Mediterranean diet, Brill’s plan is simple: incorporate eight key food groups – like olive oil, oatmeal, leafy greens, and even red wine and dark chocolate – into your daily diet, and get moderate exercise each day. Sample recipes featured in the book include:

•  Oatmeal, Walnut, and Flaxseed Pancakes
•  Whole-Grain Pizza with Arugula, Eggplant, and Caramelized Onion
•  Shallow-Poached Salmon with Fennel and Saffron
•  Shrimp with Artichoke-Garlic Sauce
•  Flourless Dark Chocolate Brownies with Walnuts

Backed by cutting-edge research, Dr. Brill explains why each food is so important to cardiovascular wellness, and gives creative tips on how to get a daily dose of each one. Packed with every tool someone needs – including daily checklists, nutrition information, a complete two-week eating plan, and dozens of mouth-watering recipes to suit every meal, taste, and budget – the delicious and foolproof program ensures that those interested in preventing a heart attack as well as heart disease survivors and their loved ones will be satisfied, rather than deprived, as they eat their way to better heart health.

Janet Bond Brill, PhD, RDN, FAND, LDN Nutrition, Health and Fitness Expert | janet@drjanet.com
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AWESOME ARUGULA
Of all the salad greens, arugula is probably one of the most nutritious. Packed with disease-fighting phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals, the benefits of arugula are nothing short of extraordinary. Arugula is a member of the potent cancer-fighting cruciferous family of vegetables that also include: broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts and bok choy. With its slightly peppery, mustard-like flavor, it can truly spruce up any meal. For a very few calories, you also get a ton of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium and iron. What's more, Arugula contains beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin. These are carotenoids or plant pigments which function as in the prevention of diseases like cancer and macular degeneration. My arugula pizza recipe will surely help the medicine go down as leaf for leaf; this antioxidant gold mine is one of the most potent cancer-prevention foods around. Take a tip from the French and Italians, make this dark leafy green a staple of your healthy eating plan.
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