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Med-style diet 'can battle blues'
bbc ^ | October 2009

Posted on 10/07/2009 11:44:39 AM PDT by JoeProBono

The Mediterranean diet, already thought to protect against heart disease and cancer, may also help to prevent depression, Spanish researchers say.

They found depression was more than 30% less likely to develop in people who followed a diet high in vegetables, fruit and cereals, and low in red meat.

They studied 10,094 healthy adults over four years, the Journal of the American Medical Association reports.....

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: diet; mediterraneandiet

1 posted on 10/07/2009 11:44:40 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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2 posted on 10/07/2009 11:45:35 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Pasta makes me very happy, too. Recommend “dreamfields” pasta with a low-carb hit.


3 posted on 10/07/2009 11:46:50 AM PDT by Mamzelle (Who is Kenneth Gladney? (Don't forget to bring your cameras))
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To: JoeProBono

Really? Maybe people who like red meat are depressed because those arrogant smarmy holier-than-thou vegetarians, loud mouthed little hitlers and fad-addicted doctors are constantly telling them how unhealthy red meat is... although no one has ever proved anything of the sort.

Vegetarianism is a religious conviction, not a scientifically backed lifetyle.


4 posted on 10/07/2009 11:47:59 AM PDT by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: JoeProBono

Less red meat would make me unhappy.


5 posted on 10/07/2009 11:48:06 AM PDT by wastedyears (If I don't have a right to play defense, then I'll go on offense. - FReeper Enterprise)
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To: JoeProBono

And vigorous exercise is better than diet or pills at fighting the blues!


6 posted on 10/07/2009 11:49:02 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (For good judgment ask...What would Obama do? Then do the opposite!)
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To: JoeProBono

If you see a fat slob in the Med it’s a safe bet they’re either American or British. In Spain when I said I was going to the beach to watch whales they knew what I meant.


7 posted on 10/07/2009 11:49:24 AM PDT by tired1 (When the Devil eats you there's only one way out.)
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To: JoeProBono
....depression was more than 30% less likely to develop in people who followed a diet high in vegetables, fruit and cereals, and low in red meat.

I dunno about that. I usually have a smile plastered on my face when I'm eating steak!


8 posted on 10/07/2009 11:49:37 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (...We never faced anything like this...we only fought humans.)
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To: JoeProBono

I think it’s the red wine. Always makes me forget my troubles!

Colonel, USAFR


9 posted on 10/07/2009 11:50:12 AM PDT by jagusafr (Kill the red lizard, Lord! - nod to C.S. Lewis)
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To: wastedyears

10 posted on 10/07/2009 11:50:34 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

It’s the wine making them happy.


11 posted on 10/07/2009 11:51:41 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: JoeProBono

Less meat means smaller size.


12 posted on 10/07/2009 11:52:56 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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13 posted on 10/07/2009 11:53:54 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

14 posted on 10/07/2009 11:53:58 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Jewbacca
I saw the article title and thought about Giada De Laurentiis.
15 posted on 10/07/2009 11:58:52 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Rio: Gold / Madrid: Silver / Tokyo: Bronze / Obama: Lead weight.)
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To: JoeProBono

Being of Lebanese ancestry I love med food. Stuffed grape leaves, Tabouli, humus, OLIVES....wine of course. But to totally disregard red meat is ludicrous. Protein baby protein.


16 posted on 10/07/2009 11:59:19 AM PDT by GUNGAGALUNGA
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To: JoeProBono
a diet high in vegetables, fruit and cereals, and low in red meat.

How can that be? Just thinking about it is depressing.

17 posted on 10/07/2009 11:59:38 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: JoeProBono

Wow, turns out this is pretty much in line with our current diet. Lots of bread, pasta and rice, veggies, with olive oil for almost everything. Yogurt makes for some great salad dressings too, plus it’s a good sauce base for a lot of meat dishes.


18 posted on 10/07/2009 12:06:42 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Moonman62

Well, you have Giada serve it to you in bed with wine.


19 posted on 10/07/2009 12:06:52 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Jewbacca

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20 posted on 10/07/2009 12:09:40 PM PDT by angcat ("GO YANKEES")
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To: JoeProBono

And it’s delicious, too!


21 posted on 10/07/2009 12:09:53 PM PDT by fortunecookie (Please pray for Anna, age 7, who waits for a new kidney.)
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To: GUNGAGALUNGA

As opposed to most fad diets that go to extremes, no red meat, no fat, no carbs, no..., this looks like a general “good sense” diet. You can do red meat, just keep it down. Variety baby, variety.

Mmmm, stuffed grape leaves. I’m hungry.

In our house one or two days a week is vegetarian. Not for some looney reason, just that eggplant curry and other such dishes are delicious main courses and don’t require meat.


22 posted on 10/07/2009 12:13:15 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: angcat

... with some sliced fresh tomatoes, olive oil, well-aged balsamic, fresh chopped basil...

I’m drooling.


23 posted on 10/07/2009 12:14:57 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Seruzawa
Maybe people who like red meat are depressed because those arrogant smarmy holier-than-thou vegetarians, loud mouthed little hitlers and fad-addicted doctors are constantly telling them how unhealthy red meat is... although no one has ever proved anything of the sort.

LOL! I love red meat, too. You could consider trying to add some of the elements of the chart along with your choice of protein, there is still benefit to be had.

24 posted on 10/07/2009 12:16:04 PM PDT by fortunecookie (Please pray for Anna, age 7, who waits for a new kidney.)
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To: Seruzawa

“Vegetarianism is a religious conviction”

Absolutely! Couldn’t agree more.

Except their smarmy preachiness doesn’t depress me, it AMUSES me!

Especially when my healthy molars are munching on a perfectly grilled ribeye or N.Y. strip.

But in the current climate, that might now be considered “a blow struck against the state...a political act”.

The quote is from Orwell’s “1984”.


25 posted on 10/07/2009 12:16:47 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: antiRepublicrat
Don't forget the Prosecco.
26 posted on 10/07/2009 12:19:02 PM PDT by angcat ("GO YANKEES")
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To: antiRepublicrat

Lovely egg plant.
27 posted on 10/07/2009 12:36:19 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Seruzawa

<Vegetarianism is a religious conviction,

Are you kidding? I’m a vegan and it has nothing to do with religion. jeez. The proper statement is that vegetarianism and veganism may be a religious conviction for some people. For others it is a choice. Kinda like choosing to be a conservative and not worrying about what other people eat, or why they eat that way or calling them names because they don’t eat what you eat.


28 posted on 10/07/2009 12:41:47 PM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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To: JoeProBono
While I would love a Mediterranean style diet, getting the ingredients is tough in many parts of the country especially in the Midwest beef belt. Good fresh fish other than those you catch yourself are hard to come by and you really have to look to find couscous and good olive oil.
29 posted on 10/07/2009 12:44:11 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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mark


30 posted on 10/07/2009 12:44:45 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: antiRepublicrat
Now you've done it. Eggplant!!! Coated in Parmesan and breadcrumbs, fried in olive oil, a tomato sauce with lotsa garlic and hard crusted bread with olive dipping oil. A glass of Jar Head Red and I could go a happy woman.

Greek Stew, Potatoes, Carrots, Zucchini, Stewed tomatoes and Olive Oil — my mother made it (got it from a dear friend who immigrated from Greece). To die for! Wish she'd written it down. I'm still experimenting to get exactly the flavor she produced. It was a pinch of this, a pinch of that — I'm pinching my arse off and can't get it right. ;-)

31 posted on 10/07/2009 1:02:36 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: antiRepublicrat

You’re killing me!!! Add a wheel of cheese and such a meal, you can’t believe.


32 posted on 10/07/2009 1:03:52 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: The Great RJ
You can get garlic, tomatoes, zucchini, and olive oil — you've got the basics. Greek Seasoning is sold at most Schnucks and Shop n- Saves and if not — order on line and have it shipped — lemon pepper, garlic, salt and you've got the basics.
33 posted on 10/07/2009 1:05:47 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: The Great RJ

Try Walmart or Sam’s Clubs — Olive Oil can be found in quantities to take a bath in.


34 posted on 10/07/2009 1:07:14 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: wastedyears

Should add some clams to your diet, son.


35 posted on 10/07/2009 1:53:04 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Jewbacca

On the other hand you know what they say, “Never trust a skinny chef.”


36 posted on 10/07/2009 1:59:06 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Seruzawa
Vegetarianism is a religious conviction, not a scientifically backed lifetyle.

Try reading some scientific information relating to vegetarianism and health. The connection has to do with iron.

Try here, here, here, and here.
37 posted on 10/07/2009 2:18:54 PM PDT by caveat emptor
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To: JoeProBono; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...

Tell ya what, if I lived on the Mediterranean (but not in a Moslem country) I’d be pretty danged jazzed just to get up in the morning, if I had to live on Slimfast and bananas... hmm... strawberry Slimfast mixed with bananas... may not be too bad...


38 posted on 10/07/2009 2:39:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Constitutions Grandchild

We get our general-purpose olive oil at Sams pretty cheap, but it’s hard to find the dipping-grade stuff around here. We manage though. Same for good balsamic. That junk on the shelf at Wal-Mart is about it. I swear it’s regular distilled vinegar with artifical color added.

The Internet rules.


39 posted on 10/07/2009 3:18:55 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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