The Mediterranean diet is a heart-healthy eating plan combining elements of Mediterranean-style cooking. Brookhaven Marketplace is known for its extensive variety of fresh organic traditional produce, home baked artisan breads and pastry, a deli full of sliced meats cheese and homemade salads, fresh choice meats as well as an endless assortment of imported foods for around the globe.
We are best known for our offering of European imports and for that reason we felt it natural it adopt the Mediterranean diet as a central focus for helping our customers lead a healthier life. The Mediterranean diet incorporates the basics of healthy eating — plus a splash of flavorful olive oil and perhaps a glass of red wine — among other components characterizing the traditional cooking style of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea.
Most healthy diets include fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains, and limit unhealthy fats. While these parts of a healthy diet remain tried-and-true, subtle variations or differences in proportions of certain foods may make a difference in your risk of heart disease. Benefits of the Mediterranean diet
Research has shown that the traditional Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease. In fact, a recent analysis of more than 1.5 million healthy adults demonstrated that following a Mediterranean diet was associated with a reduced risk of overall and cardiovascular mortality, a reduced incidence of cancer and cancer mortality, and a reduced incidence of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. For this reason, most if not all major scientific organizations encourage healthy adults to adapt a style of eating like that of the Mediterranean diet for prevention of major chronic diseases.
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Each week as we put together our advertised specials we make a point of including a full complement of healthy food options that are key to maintaining a healthy diet and we make certain that in addition to providing healthy choices we are helping our customers stretch their food budget. We know that healthy choices do not need to equate to expensive food and that is one of the principles of our business philosophy.
Each week in addition to featuring healthy foods in our ads will also be helping you find easy ways to adopt a healthier lifestyle by providing recipes, food tips, and wine pairings. Like everything else we offer at Brookhaven Market place your feedback is critical to our success.
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