Why Don’t More People Eat Mediterranean Diet?

Why Don’t More People Eat Mediterranean Diet?Eating the Mediterranean Diet way means not just including plenty of fruits and vegetables -- like those sold by the Organic Vegetable Project at CSU Chico -- in your meals, but also drinking plenty of water (and wine in moderation), staying physically active, and cultivating social connections. Photo courtesy of CSU Chico
With obesity rates climbing steadily — they're up 10 percent since 2000 — and nearly four in 10 of us tipping the scale at unhealthy weights, America has earned the unwanted title of Fattest Nation on Earth. In addition, obesity-related health care costs represent 20 percent of our health care spending or some $190 billion annually.

People Slimming For Summer Should Carefully Consider Their Salads

People trying to get in beach body shape for the summer often head for the salad bar at restaurants. But many of those salads contain more calories, sodium, and fat than consumers may want, says a University of Florida nutrition expert.
Laura Acosta, a dietitian at UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, said three types of salads often come with lots of calories and are laden with fat and sodium:


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