Researchers: Mediterranean Diet prevents heart disease

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on February 25, 2013 at 7:17 PM

There's proof a “Mediterranean Diet” can help prevent heart disease.

Spanish researchers tracked more than 7000 adults who were at risk for heart attacks or stroke.

Those who stuck to the diet were 30-percent less likely to develop heart disease than those who ate a traditional low fat diet.

That's even more effective than many medications!

A Mediterranean diet is rich in fresh fruits and veggies: fish, nuts, olive oil and wine, and steers clear of red meats and processed foods.

 

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