The study, led by Dr. Denis Lairon of the Faculty of Medicine Timone Marseille, France, recorded in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition states, Mediterranean or Middle Eastern diet consisting of foods rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and olive oil in moderation can help reduce the risk of heart problems.
Mediterranean diet recommends dieters to eat only fresh foods and avoiding red meat, eggs and sugar. While fat is obtained from olive oil, peas and fish oil while dairy products like cheese is only consumed in small amounts. Including the type of drink red wine because it contains polyphenols recommended that shown to lower cholesterol levels.
Vegetables found in the Mediterranean diet contains antioxidants and betacarotene which both can reduce the risk of heart attack and minimize the risk of lung cancer. While tomatoes are a staple food in one of the Mediterranean diet contains lycopene, which proved able to protect the body from various types of cancer.
Residents in the Mediterranean is known to have close social life, whether with family or friends. When the meal is the perfect time to gather together and chat with friends, so they are accustomed to eat food slowly. It makes the body has time to process the food intake with maximum.
Mediterranean region which has a warm climate trigger the population to perform physical activity such as walking and cycling. We recommend that physical activity like this as you do to keep the freshness of the body.