Walnuts are a traditional component of the Mediterranean diet and a key ingredient in the landmark PREDIMED study.
A Mediterranean diet including nuts, primarily walnuts, reduced the risk of cardiovascular diseases by 30% and specifically reduced the risk of stroke by 49% when compared to a reference diet consisting of advice on a low-fat diet (American Heart Association guidelines). The Mediterranean diet enriched with extra-virgin olive oil also reduced the risk of cardiovascular diseases by 30%. The Mediterranean diets had favorable effects on body mass index, blood pressure, insulin resistance, blood lipids, lipid oxidation, and systemic inflammation. Please note, because the study participants lived in Spain, were over the age of 55 and were at high cardiovascular risk; whether the results can be generalized to persons at lower risk or to other settings requires further research.
Published Research - PREDIMED and the Mediterranean Diet
Walnut Recipes & The Mediterranean Diet
The many nutritious recipes compiled here make adopting this delicious way of eating easier and tastier than ever!
Chef Joanne Weir shows us how to make one of her favorite appetizers.
Chef Joanne Weir walks us through making a sauce that's great with a variety of proteins.
Mediterranean Diet Resources
Wendy Bazilian discusses the healthful benefits of the Mediterranean diet.
Plan your family's grocery trips and weekly Mediterranean diet meals with this simple planning and shopping guide.
A collection of recipes similar to the nutritious cuisine of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea.
Plan your family's grocery trips and weekly Mediterranean diet meals with this simple planner.
Learn about the landmark "Prevention with the Mediterranean Diet" (PREDIMED) study and the Mediterranean diet.
Plan your family's grocery trips and weekly Mediterranean diet meals with this simple shopping guide.
Experts in the Mediterranean Diet
Dr. Wendy Bazilian brings experience in nutrition science, public health and counseling to her work.
Connie has appeared in countless radio and television interviews at the local level and on national shows, ranging from the TODAY show to the Oprah show.