Mediterranean diet

Mediterranean diet

University of Missouri Keeps Students Trim with Mediterranean Diet

wine, bread, cheese grapes and tomatos If you’re trying to stave off the “Freshman 15,” you may want to eat more Mediterranean food. Students at the University of Missouri researched the health benefits of such a diet when they studied abroad in France, Greece or Italy.

Studies show that a Mediterranean diet, rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, olive oil, dairy, fish, nuts and legumes, is linked to living a long, healthy life.

While abroad, students are required to prepare their own meals with food purchased in local markets. Topics studied include sustainable farming and and how to prepare a healthier meal.

“Learning about the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle is important because it emphasizes getting back to basics,” said Ann Cohen, who heads the Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle study abroad program in Italy.

Read the rest of this entry »


We help students find reviews on colleges, get help with student loan refinancing and other resourceful content to help students.

Social Links

© 2018