Sardinian Diet

You may have heard of the recently discovered Sardinian Diet because ABC’s Good Morning America just did a segment on it this morning featuring the author of The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, Dan Buettner. Dan has studied longevity across the globe and has come to some startling conclusions about those of us humans that live the longest.

Once again, as we have been saying all along on the healthy diet blog for years, it’s all about what you eat rather than how much you eat or how many pills your doctor may prescribe for you. As Dan found out, the secret of longevity is in the┬ádiet and one of the better ones he has found in the world is known as the Sardinian Diet. And you’ll be surprised at how simple this diet is. But remember, when we say diet, we aren’t talking about a fad-take-a-pill-and-lose-weight type deal that you do for 3 months, we’re talking about a complete lifestyle change.

One of the main components of the Sardinian Diet is that the people of Sardinia drink very dark red wine. It is so dark that they call it black wine and it is ultra high in anti-oxidants that supposedly scrub the arteries of cholesterol and other bad things. But you can’t just drink the Sardinian wine whenever you want, it must be consumed with the meals in the diet for its full benefit.

The diet also requires that you consume a lot of fruits, vegetables, nuts and not a lot of meat, not even a lot of fish. The Sardinians keep their meat consumption down to a treat like frequency of about once a week which is a whole lot less than what we are used to here in the United States.

There’s also another component to the diet that helps individuals who subscribe to it get their protein. Believe it or not it’s in a special cheese that comes from goat milk, but you’ll have to come back tomorrow to learn more about that.

Oprah And Dr Oz Sue Acai Berry Scammers

The hammer has finally come down on acai berry scam and other health products using Dr Oz and Oprah Winfrey likenesses and supposed endorsements. The plain fact is that Oprah and Dr Oz have never endorsed these products even though Dr Oz has been on the Oprah Show several times and has talked about the benefits of acai berry. The pair is now suing some 50 companies for misrepresenting their images and businesses. The products include teeth whiteners, colon cleansers, resveratrol supplements, anti wrinkle creams and other dietary supplements.

Both Oprah and Dr Oz say their professional reputations have been injured by these scam products because the companies that put this stuff out use their voices, pictures and endorsements to sell their products, many of which are scams. Consumers are given a supposed free trial for around $4.95 for these products and then their credit cards are charged upwards of $80 a month without them being aware of it until the bills start showing up.

Many people have made a lot of money with these garbage healthy products from either the manufacturing side or the affiliate marketing side producing leads for these companies. The problem is that most of these products don’t even work and they are doing nothing for the consumer but ripping them off.

Harpo Inc, Zo Co., and OW Licensing Co. filed papers in New York Wednesday to stop what they say is “unauthorised and unlawful use” of Dr Oz’s and Oprah’s pictures, voices, and trademarks. Hopefully this action by Oprah will soon put an end to the acai berry scam products and other like it that are so prevelant across the internet. Several months ago the social network Facebook stopped all advertising of these products. It will be interesting to see if Google, MSN and Yahoo do as well.

Rush Limbaugh Diet – QWL – Quick Weight Loss Centers

All the rage right now is about the recent announcement of the Rush Limbaugh Diet as he modeled it from QWL or the Florida based Quick Weight Loss Centers. The diet supposedly uses supplements, an appetite suppressant, protein balancing and calorie counting and calorie restriction to help Rush lose weight.

While Rush has lost some 80 pounds in a couple of months according to him he claims to feel great and says he is the healthiest he has ever been. Several years ago Rush lost a bunch of weight and then gained it all back so he is now on the QWLC diet and is continuing to lose weight.

Do get me wrong , it’s great that Rush has gone on a weight loss program, but is what he is doing the best way to lose weight and be healthy? The problem with these kind of programs where you actually go on a diet is that at some point you have to go off the diet. Then what are you faced with? If you don’t change the way you eat on a permanent basis you will never be able to keep the weight off.

Weight loss and staying healthy is not about going on a diet, it is about eating a healthy diet every day, not just when you are overweight. If you want to stay healthy, you have to eat healthy all the time as a matter of lifestyle instead of dieting. It’s all about the mindset of how you treat your body instead of eating anything you want at any time and thinking that it’s okay because all you have to do is go on some calorie counting diet.

Don’t fool yourself, while the Rush Limbaugh diet at Quick Weight Loss Center may help you lose weight, it probably won’t help you keep it off. If you’d like to try some great tasting food full of nutrition that you can eat all the time, check out┬áthe healthy recipes section of our website.

The Mediterranean Diet Isn’t Such A Big Deal

The mediterranean diet seems to be all the rage today, but except for the fact that the diet promotes a moderate amount of healthy oils such as canola oil, olive oil and a bit of red meat, it really isn’t all that different than what a simple healthy diet should be.

We here at the healthy diet podcast blog have always believed in the motto of “eat healthy, be healthy” and our diet philosophy is simple – eat the most nutritious food possible. When you are always looking for your food to be in its most nutritious state (most of the time that means raw) you know that you are getting the most that particular food has to offer your body. And while some oils are good such as those recommended in the mediterranean diet, you have to make sure you are getting the right kind of those oils. You want to try and find cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil and other oils that are cold pressed and extra virgin as well.

These kinds of oils are minimally processed and not heated during their production and provide the best benefit that these oils are able to. The less heating and processing that goes into this oil, the better olive oil’s antioxidant properties.

There really isn’t any mystery to dieting, it’s all about eating nutritious food and guess what, you can eat as much of it as you want. That’s right, when you eat the most nutritious food possible, you don’t have to worry about counting calories, within reason. I wouldn’t recommend eating 5 pounds of potatoes at a sitting, but then again, you probably couldn’t do that.

The amazing things about eating highly nutritious food is that your body gets what it needs in the form of nutrients and then it tells your brain that you are no longer hungry. However, when you eat junk food, your body never gets the nutrients it needs and you essentially remain hungry until your stomach gets filled up. The more junk food you eat, the mosre you want to eat it because your body is searching for nutrition.

Yes, except for the minor amount of red meat included in the mediterranean diet, it is a good diet, but any diet is a good diet as long as you are eating the most nutritious food possible, which means mostly raw food. Dieting need not be so complicated.

Avoid The Resveratrol Rebill Scam

It never ceases to amaze me that every time you turn around someone is running some kind of diet scam. The latest one to come around is the resveratrol scam.

Resveratrol was recently featured on 60 minutes as an ingredient in red wine that can help promote longevity, has antioxidant properties, weight loss and other healthy properties. Doctors have been saying for some time now that drinking a glass (that’s one glass) of red wine per day did help promote better health and digestion. The benefits of red wine have now been linked to the ingredient resveratrol in the wine.

Now diet pill and weight loss scammers have taken that to mean you can isolate resveratrol in wine and put it into some sort of pill and then charge people $80 a month or so to get this garbage shipped to you every month. The problem is, hardly anyone knowns they’re being billed until they get their credit card statement and see an errant $80 to $100 charge. And that’s not the end of it because the consumer then finds out that it’s nearly impossible to cancel these charges.

Avoiding Resveratrol Scams

Unfortunately the supposed resveratrol scam review sites you’ll find when you Google resveratrol terms aren’t real review sites at all, they’re just sites telling you that you need to read their review before they turn around and rip you off.

The best way to avoid getting ripped off if you think you want to try a resveratrol supplement is to buy it on eBay, from your favorite local health food store or from an online retailer like Vitamin Shoppe where you just pay for your bottle of supplements and if you like it then you can buy it again as you decide and not be rebilled on a monthly basis for it.

Don’t get scammed by the supposed free resveratrol trials, because they aren’t free at all. Read more about the resveratrol scams here.