The Mediterranean Diet looks like it might be the best way to Prevent Disease

The Mediterranean Diet looks like it might be the best way to Prevent Disease

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[Best Syndication News] If you are wondering which is the healthiest way to eat to ward off such things as heart disease, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease then you might want to change your eating habits to be most like the Mediterranean Diet.

What is the Mediterranean Diet?

It is a diet that closely reflects that to the area of people that live in the Mediterranean. The name was coined by Dr. Walter Willett of Harvard University’s School of Public Health back in the mid-1990s. Willett noticed a food pattern of people in Crete, most of Greece and the southern part of Italy during the 1960’s who seemed to have good health.

The Meditterranean Diet consists of eating primarily plant based foods of legumes, vegetables and fruit. The main staple of dietary fat comes from dairy products such as yogurt or cheese. Meat, such as fish and chicken are consumed only in moderate amounts. Eggs are eaten anywhere from 0 – 4 times per week. Red meat is consumed less frequently and also in small amounts. Wine is consumed, but only in low to moderate amounts.

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