Mediterranean diet may curb risk for heart attack

healthy-foodA new study finds that about 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes, and deaths from heart disease can be prevented in people at high risk if they switch to a Mediterranean diet.

The Mediterranean diet is rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits and vegetables.

The first major clinical trial to measure the diet’s effect on heart risks found that it helped study participants, even though they did not lose weight, and most were already blood pressure drugs, statins or diabetes drugs.

3 comments

  • photorecipestepbystep

    I´m glad to read this news! Today olive oil is one of the most popular edible oils worldwide both for its nutritional value as for its high gastronomic qualities. Its high content of unsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E, natural antioxidants and other nutrients make medical science considers as one of the healthiest.
    There are many studies showing the benefits of the Mediterranean diet on weight control, cancer prevention breast, cerebro-vascular accidents, from heart attacks and anaemia, among other diseases. The Mediterranean diet besides being varied and balanced nutritional intake, is rich in fiber, unsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants. More than a diet, is said to be a way of life, which to generate a positive effect obviously be combined with moderate exercise daily.I invite you to learn more about the Mediterranean diet by visiting: goo.gl/I5FKH

    Regards,

    Photorecipe

  • suzen smith

    "we are losing the Mediterranean diet," said Ramón Estruch, a professor at the University of Barcelona and a lead author of the study. He pointed to a need to tell people, "Remember what you learned at home from your grandmother and grandfather. It is really healthy."

  • Shane Vargas

    Eating Mediterranean food AND avoiding a heart attack? I would say this is a win – win situation! I love everything about Med. food. I cant wait to read more. Keep the good posts coming please.

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