The World’s Healthiest Diet and the Easiest One to Live With.
Don’t miss the new Virtual ZOOM Informational Class on Thursday, August 24th. Regular Classes begin in September.
Cary Medical Center and Pines Health Services are working to create healthier communities. Part of this effort is to address health issues including: heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity in Aroostook County.
The Mediterranean Diet is not a “diet” as such. It is a mix of the cultural culinary traditions of people living in Spain, Italy, France, Greece and the Middle East. Simply put, the Mediterranean Diet can be easily summed up by the three Eats – Eat More, Eat Moderately and Eat Less.
Eat More – fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and legumes
Eat Moderately – lean proteins from fish and some poultry
Eat Less – red meats and sweets
According to US News and World Report, for five years in a row, the Mediterranean Diet has been determined to be:
#1 Best diet over-all
#1 Best plant-based diet
#1 Best heart healthy diet
#1 Best diet for diabetes (and prediabetes)
#1 Best diet for healthy eating
#1 Easiest diet to follow
Thanks to the support of the Siruno Stroke Prevention Program, Cary Medical Center began offering a series of classes called, ‘Eat Mediterranean – A Healthy Choice in 2022. We were very pleased with the community response to the classes and we will begin a new series of classes in August 2023. Classes are offered Virtually. The class has three main parts:
- The primarily plant based eating plan (a recipe booklet and packet of health topics included) with live cooking demonstrations.
- Physical activity – encouragement to get 30 minutes per day with walking, weight bearing and chair yoga.
- The power of community for support, encouragement, sharing and not always being alone.