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Study: Mediterranean diet lowers heart disease risk


A recent study confirmed that a Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of sudden cardiac death, according to a report by thehealthsite.


The study said the Mediterranean diet is a way of eating in which people generally rely on healthy plant foods and not a lot of animal foods, with the exception of fish and seafood.


The study said the Mediterranean diet is a way of eating in which people generally rely on healthy plant foods and not a lot of animal foods, with the exception of fish and seafood.


How was the study conducted?

The researchers followed 21,000 people aged 45 and over from 2003 to 2007, in the study, and the aim of this study was to find out the causes of the prevalence of stroke.

 

 66% of the participants were women, and 33% were males. Participants were given a nutritional questionnaire to assess their diet type and frequency of food consumption, as well as how often and how much they had consumed 110 different food items in the previous year.


The study found that individuals who adhered to the traditional Mediterranean diet the most had a 26% lower risk of sudden cardiac death than those who did not, and these findings support the idea that a healthy diet can help avoid heart disease. Cardiovascular fatal.

 


Foods to include and avoid when following a Mediterranean diet


Basic foods that you can include in your diet:

 

Vegetables such as tomatoes, broccoli, onions, cucumbers, etc.

Fruits such as apples, bananas, grapes, dates and others

Nuts and seeds

legumes

Fish and seafood

poultry

Dairy products

Healthy fats like extra virgin olive oil, avocado, avocado oil, etc.

all grains


Foods to avoid when following a Mediterranean diet:

Foods that contain added sugar

Refined grains like white bread, pasta, etc.

Trans fats found in processed foods

highly processed meat

sugary drinks

refined oils

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