Unless you've been living under a rock, you've heard of the Mediterranean diet.
But yet again, the ancient approach to meal planning was found to reduce ones cardiovascular mortality risk.
Adherence to the Mediterranean diet (MED) is associated with a 25% reduction in the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), compared with those who do not follow this diet, new research suggests.
"Investigators used data from the Women's Health Study, which followed close to 26,000 women between their late forties and early sixties over a 12-year period, assessing 40 biomarkers known to be associated with CVD risk" <----- comes to you courtesy of the hard working people of non-other than Harvard University research team.
Not sure why they only studied women here but nonetheless, point taken.
In short, you'll less likely to die from a "heart attack" if you adhere to a Mediterranean diet.
Yup, we did it, we used the word... DIET... yet, another fitness blog talking about "diet" but give us a chance here. By "Diet" we do not mean a restrictive, horrible, kale-only misery. The dreaded word "diet" here at FIT Personal Training, means a way of making the right choice when selecting what you put into your gastrointestinal tract.
So, what constitutes a Mediterranean diet?
The Mediterranean diet emphasizes: Eating primarily plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts. Replacing butter with healthy fats such as olive oil and canola oil. Using herbs and spices instead of salt to flavor foods. Limiting red meat to no more than a few times a month.
If you're looking for an example click on the link below.
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