High Fat Mediterranean Diet Cuts Risk Of Breast Cancer, Diabetes And Heart Disease

Posted: Jul 19 2016, 7:57am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News

 
High Fat Mediterranean Diet Cuts Risk of Breast Cancer, Diabetes and Heart Disease
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  • High Fat Mediterranean Nutritional Regimen is Very Healthy

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A high fat Mediterranean nutritional regimen is very healthy for those who want the benefits of a good diet.

If you are still on the low fat diet that became popular in the early 90s, it is time to jump off the bandwagon. You need to change your eating style in synch with the latest information. It is miles apart from the primitive thinking on nutritional issues that reigned in the 90s.

A Mediterranean diet is ideal for today’s times. Such a diet is packed with nutrients from olive oil, eggs, nuts and fatty fish. The majority of these are fats that are good for the body and heart.

Your chances of dying from cardiac arrest, breast tumors or type 2 diabetes are radically reduced thanks to this high fat diet. Especially heart disease, the occurrence of which is very high among Americans, can be slashed thanks to this healthy diet.

Cancer clocks in at a close second alongside this #1 killer. The CDC is familiar with these statistics. Further research has to be conducted before we can understand the mechanics of these ingredients in the Mediterranen diet that reduce the chances of disease.

Some experts say that the reason behind the malady-curing effects of this diet is the anti-inflammatory components in it. There are obviously a ton of benefits that accrue from this diet and about which we do not know anything at all.

The paper was published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.

332 previous studies were selectively scoured for evidence regarding the salubrious effects on health that the Mediterranean diet obviously has. The healthy fats in this diet are found in olive oil, canola oil and avocados. They are mostly monounsaturated fats. The unhealthy fats are normally found in foods such as potato chips which come straight from the plastic pack.

Among some of the components of this wonderful diet are:

• A high monounsaturated-to-saturated fat ratio.

• Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.

• Dark leafy green fibrous vegetables which contain quite some fiber.

• Whole grains and cereals that contribute bulk and roughage to the diet.

• One or two glasses of red wine per day. It has to be in moderation.

• A low consumption of dairy products.

• Very little red meat and more emphasis on fish.

While this diet will not affect longevity, it acts like a fountain of youth and keeps the diseases at bay. It should be obvious that such a traditional diet from a region which produced Olympic athletes in the past will have an excellent impact on the health and well-being of its consumers.

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