A significant new study has shown that by following the Mediterranean food plan, you can reduce your risk of stroke from 33 to 46 percent, reported USA Today on Feb. 25. The researchers targeted the benefits of this food plan for heart disease, and participants in the study were instructed to eat certain types of food rather than cutting calories or exercising. Learn more about the study and how you can benefit from the results.
In general, a Mediterranean food plan calls for large amounts of fruit, vegetables, nuts and olive oil; moderate servings of poultry, fish and wine; and minimal dairy, red meat or sweets. The researchers conducting the trial studied variables in this plan by having one group eat nuts while another use olive oil to supplement the diet. Those who ate a Mediterranean diet supplemented with nuts had a 46 percent lower risk of stroke, while those who ate a Mediterranean food plan supplemented with olive oil had a 33 percent lower risk. Those in the study had a high degree of risk for cardiovascular disease, such as diabetes, making the results even more significant.
Because of its variety and tasty food choices, the Mediterranean diet is among the easiest food plans to follow. Get started on the path to health now by clicking here to get "The Mediterranean Prescription: Meal Plans and Recipes to Help You Stay Slim and Healthy for the Rest of Your Life" and "Mediterranean Meals: 25 Delicious Recipes and the 7 Sicilian Superfoods to Lose Weight and Stay Healthy for Life." If you have diabetes, I also highly recommend "The Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook" (click here to get it now).