The Mediterranean Diet
The Mediterranean diet is one of the few that can work long-term
Mediterranean Diet Benefits
Many Reports on the Mediterranean Diet
There have been hundreds of studies and reports on the Mediterranean Diet. Many of these have been by well-known prestigious bodies and institutions. Not one has, so far, come to any conclusion other than that this diet has a wide range of confirmed health benefits.
Mediterranean Diet and Weight
There is convincing evidence that following a Mediterranean diet will make it easier to lose weight, if that is needed.
Having reached a healthy weight, the Mediterranean diet then allows for easy maintenance of this weight, while enjoying delicious food.
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Mediterranean Diet Benefits to Health
Protection against heart disease and stroke. There have been many reports on the benefits of a Med Diet on heart health. For example, an April 2016 study was published in the European Heart Journal that claimed that people who eat and drink a Med diet are up to 33% less likely to suffer a cardiac event than people who follow a typical modern diet. The prestigious Mayo Clinic has described the Med diet as a “heart-healthy eating plan”.
Reduced risk of certain cancers. Research has, for example, suggested that a Med Diet can reduce the risk of a deadly form of breast cancer by 40%.
Reduced risk of Alzheimers´ disease. The Neurology journal published a study in 2017. This showed that the brains of followers of a Mediterranean diet shrink less with age than those of people who do not follow a Med diet. Another study suggests that Med diet followers are 50% less likely to develop Alzheimers´as they age.
Less likely to develop type 2 diabetes. A large Spanish study showed an 83% reduction in chances of developing diabetes for followers of a Med diet. The diet also helps those who already have diabetes to manage their condition.
Relieve arthritis symptoms. Various studies have shown that a Med diet can relieve the unpleasant effects of arthritis.
There have been reports and studies suggesting that the Med diet can help in the fight against a wide range of other problems, including: Osteoporosis – Parkinsons´disease – asthma – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – depression