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