Eating a Mediterranean diet can help fight heart disease, according to a Spanish study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The most surprising aspect of the study was that changing to this diet after age 55 made a significant difference.
The study concludes that, “Among persons at high cardiovascular risk, a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts reduced the incidence of major cardiovascular events.”
The Mediterranean diet is based around the fundamentals of nutritious and healthy eating, and usually includes pasta, vegetables, fruits and rice. It’s also been published that a Mediterranean Diet of certain vegetables, pasta, and even wine can help with menopausal hot flashes.
Some of the Foods in the Mediterranean Diet:
- Olive Oil
- Red Wine (in moderation)
- Fish – recommended twice weekly
- Red Meat – no more than a few times a month