Latest Heart-Diet Study

A new 5 year study from the Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona (leading researcher Dr. Estruch)  followed heart disease and strokes in different groups.

The group eating a Mediterranean diet, especially high in extra-virgin olive oil favored best with the lowest rate of heart disease and strokes.  (30% lower rate of heart attacks, strokes, or heart-related deaths) 

The Mediterranean group’s guidelines for the 5 year diet –

  1. 4 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil a day
  2. replace red meat with white meat, example-chicken
  3. 2 or more servings of vegetables a day
  4. 3 or more servings of fruit a day

For more information on this latest study, go to Time.com, ‘MEDITERRANEAN DIET LOWERS RISK OF HEART ATTACK, STROKE’ by Alice Park.

 

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  1. Does anyone see a trend here? All the diets HIGH in healthy fats (fats once demonized) not only produce positive cardiovascular results, they aid in body fat loss.

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