Thursday, December 11, 2014

Mediterranean diet could help you live longer - English Conversation

I heard an Oprah Winfrey show where she had a guest who was selling a pill to get longer telomeres.  But as this article shows, you don't have to take a pill, just eat the Mediterranean diet!


http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/mediterranean-diet-slows-ageing--and-could-even-help-you-live-longer-9900922.html

Key Terms
scrambling 
chromosomes 
leukocyte telomere length
 telomeres
 longevity
cardiovascular disease
significant 
robust 


cellular ageing  



DNA


Why do you think that this study is significant?

What is the Mediterranean diet? Have you heard it about it before?
Would you change your diet based on these finding? 
What type of lifestyle is conducive to living longer?
Which food in the Mediterranean diet do you like the most? 
If you had to give advice to someone, how to stay healthy what would you say to that person?
How much fish do you eat a week?
How much poultry  do you eat a week?
What about fresh vegetables?
Do you think that you have a healthy diet?
What is the connection between health and longevity?
How much risk does a person have of cardiovascular disease if they eat a healthy diet?
Who chooses the menu in your home?
How many meals does your family eat together? 
Which foods do you eat for lunch and dinner? 
How important is breakfast for you?  What do you eat for breakfast?
What is the  difference between older people's diets and younger people's diet? 
How often do you eat candy?
Do you keep track of the foods that you eat?
Do you keep track of the amount of calories that you eat? 
How important is exercise to you? 
How often do you exercise?
Who in your family is overweight?
If not, why is that? 
Do you like to eat pizza and junk food? 
How often do you eat these foods?



Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English teacher 

1 comment:

David Rein said...

It is interesting theme for discussion in English class especially because the research, described in attached article, does not correct. There was not taken into account the climate and racial characteristics. The recommendations can not be generalized for the Sahara and for the Alaska. Eskimos have to eat a lot of fatty meat, or they simply will not survive during the cold winter. There are people who lack the Mediterranean diet, but it does not prevent long live. The Japanese eat a lot of seafood and very little fresh fruits and vegetables. In any case, their life expectancy is traditionally high. The Caucasian longevity is also good known, although in addition to vegetables, they eat a lot of meat and almost do not eat fish.

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