Mediterranean Diet Cuts Heart Risk 30%
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Written By South Centre Chiropractic Clinic & Summerside Chiropractic on December 19, 2016
It's official and not likely to be overturned by next years study, the Mediterranean diet is a life saver! The study, being written for the New England Journal of Medicine, was even cut short because it seemed unethical to withhold the findings from the half of the participants that were eating a Western-Style diet. Usually, in the case of drug studies, they stop studies early when the participants taking a new drug are dying at a high rate! This study, showed significantly reduced heart related deaths by eating the right food. How do you eat like a Mediterranean?
From the study (and my notes in brackets):
-minimum two servings of Vegetables and a salad (use an olive oil based dressing on it)
-minimum three servings of fruit (mango, organic apple, cantaloupe would be my top three)
-minimum three/week servings of legumes (I like cut vegetables dipped in hummus but there's lots a great legumes)
-minimum three/week seafood (salmon is great but make sure it's wild, tuna occasionally but it's heavy on the metals so not if you're pregnant)
-tomato garlic sauces, simmered in olive oil (you could put this on a brown rice pasta which would give you a healthy whole grain fix instead of white flour based pasta's
-if you drink wine (and I sure do) have a glass or two with dinner to help celebrate every day.
There are great books on eating Mediterranean. You don't have to throw out all your old food, simply never ever buy it again. Just purchase the stuff in the med-diet cook book and buy a basil plant for your window and enjoy!
Yours in Health, Dr. D.
(June 18, 2013)