Australian broadcaster SBS featured an interview with world-renowned Italian epidemiologist, Professor Franco Berrino (who has contributed to more than 400 published medical papers on food, nutrition and physical activity). He is a vocal proponent of the MediterrAsian diet and explains why this way of eating is so health-promoting. View Link.
On the official Fitbit blog, clinical nutritionist Amirah Rahmat talks about the best ways to improve your cholesterol levels. One of her recommendations is to follow the MediterrAsian diet (which combines the best of the Mediterranean diet and Asian diet). View Link.
Executive chef Tiffany Poe collaborated with Food Network star Ree Drummond on three of her New York Times bestselling cookbooks. In her Tulsa World food column she talks about how a MediterrAsian diet has taken her and her family on “an endless culinary adventure.” View Link.
German scientists from the University of Kiel found that a MediterrAsian diet has many of the health benefits of severe calorie restriction (such as fasting), but without having to restrict calories. Their groundbreaking research was published in the scientific journal Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity. They wrote, “We suggest that a so-called ‘MediterrAsian’ diet combining sirtuin-activating foods (=sirtfoods) of the Asian as well as Mediterranean diet may be a promising dietary strategy in preventing chronic diseases, thereby ensuring health and healthy ageing.” View Link.
Kevin Curry is the creator of the hugely popular Fit Men Cook website and App. He’s also a fan of the MediterrAsian diet and created a simple 3-Day MediterrAsian Diet Plan using a range of tasty Mediterranean and Asian ingredients. Some of the mouthwatering meals in the plan include Fried Brown Rice Breakfast Bowl, Almond Butter Chopped Chicken Salad, Spicy Cucumbers over Greek Yogurt, and Red Curry Salmon with Sugar Snap Peas and Peppers. View Link.
Australia’s largest food website, Taste.com.au, says that “the MediterrAsian diet inspires a new way of life.” They have a whole section dedicated to the MediterrAsian diet which includes a mix of Mediterranean, Asian and MediterrAsian fusion recipes. View Link.
Popular MediterrAsian restaurant, NoJa, have written a very informative post about the benefits of the MediterrAsian diet - which combines the best features of traditional Mediterranean and Asian diets. They also talk about how this way of eating has greatly benefited a lot of their customers: “We have heard many success stories from guests who began the diet after eating at NoJa, and the diet has changed their lives!” View Link.
London-based clinical nutritionist Lisa Blair discusses the MediterrAsian diet, its positive effects on health and longevity, and how to easily incorporate this way of eating into your everyday life. View Link.
Registered dietitian Virginia Messina is the creator of the popular website The Vegan RD and is the author of many books on vegan and vegetarian cooking. She is also an advocate of a MediterrAsian approach to eating, and devotes a section of her book Vegan For Her to a meatless version of the MediterrAsian diet. She also created this helpful infographic showing how to easily follow a meatless MediterrAsian diet. View Link.
3FatChicks.com is a popular website and forum with nearly a quarter of a million members. In this article they talk about the many benefits of the MediterrAsian diet and how it “takes the best aspects of the Mediterranean and Asian diets and combines them to create optimal lifestyle conditions to improve and extend your life.” View Link.
A MediterrAsian diet has a positive effect on “good” HDL cholesterol levels according to research by a team of scientists from the University of Pavia, Italy. The researchers, led by Dr. Mariangela Rondanelli, conducted a scientific review and found that consuming a variety of Mediterranean and Asian foods is an effective way to boost HDL cholesterol levels. Their research was published in the scientific journal BioMed Research International in 2016. View Link.