Mediterranean Diet Good for Heart | Want to far from heart disease? it could not hurt to try the Mediterranean diet. A mention of the other research done Mediterranean-style diet for three months can reduce the risk of heart disease by 15 percent.
The study, headed by Dr. Denis Lairon of the Faculty of Medicine Timone, Marseille, France said that the Mediterranean diet consists of the consumption of foods rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and olive oil and red meat in moderation can help reduce the risk of heart attack.
The results are recorded in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examined the 212 respondents who rated men and women at risk of heart attack or a Mediterranean diet to choose low-fat diet for three months.
Mediterranean diet participants were instructed to eat fish four times a week and red meat once a week. Men are allowed to drink two glasses of red wine every day but only one glass for women.
Meanwhile, for the low-fat dieters are encouraged to eat meat from poultry products and stay away from pork, beef or other mammals, eat fish two or three times a week, away from animal products in saturated fat, eating vegetables and fruit, low fat dairy products and vegetable oils.
The researchers also found that eating habits are very influential in the two groups. All participants consumed fewer calories and more protein and carbohydrates, less fat and saturated fat consumption. Both groups showed significant results for the decrease in body mass index.
Meanwhile, participants who did the Mediterranean diet, noting positive results, with total cholesterol was down to 7.5 percent, 4.5 percent lower than the low-fat dieters. Based on this reduction, the researchers also noted the Mediterranean dieters experiencing heart disease risk reduction down to 15 percent low-fat dieters while only 9 percent.