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Mediterranean Diet

Want to lose weight? Experts agree: this is the best diet for 2019…

If you’re hoping to lose weight this year, there’s one diet that yields the best results, according to a new ranking. The Mediterranean diet scored the most points for being effective, safe and easy to follow.

Studies found the Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk for diabetes, high cholesterol, dementia, memory loss, depression and breast cancer. Food from the Mediterranean regions have also been linked to a healthier heart, stronger bones and longevity. Oh, and weight loss, of course!

What is a Mediterranean style diet?

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Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

Wouldn`t we all want to have our cake and eat it too! Then a banana loaf can be the perfect thing! Bananas alone are nutritional powerhouses, loaded with potassium and other important nutrients. This recipe contains oats, which increase the fibre - making this banana bread a healthier treat than most normal store-bought versions.
This recipe can be perfect as a healthy lunchbox snack for the kids, enjoyed mid-morning at work for the adults, or even simply warmed up as a delicious evening snack!

 

Ingredients

2 Bananas, medium-size ripe
2 Eggs, large
6 tbsp Maple syrup
¾ cup Rolled

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Easy snack ideas

Eating snacks in-between meals can help to tie you over until your next main meal, and may even help you not to overeat at main meals. When opting for snacks, I always choose a wholegrain or low Glycemic Index (GI) carbohydrate and/ or a source of lean protein, depending on how hungry I am and how long away I am from eating my next main meal. Here are some easy, packable snack ideas

  1. Fruit and nut trail mix

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This snack provides healthy fats, some protein and a serving of fruit. It is easy to pack and convenient size to pack

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