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People, who eat the Mediterranean diet, has half the risk of having a heart attack or developing cancer, such as those having the traditional eating habits. The sensational success of the Mediterranean cuisine could be proven in large scientific studies. The key characteristics of the Mediterranean diet, a high proportion of plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, legumes and salad, olive oil instead of Butter, cream and other animal fats, are more likely to fish than meat.
Advantage of Mediterranean diet
“One who manages his lifestyle of eating on the Mediterranean diet, for a better quality of life and a prolonged life thanks to the Mediterranean diet no longer a dream, but it can become a reality,” says heart specialist and nutrition expert, Professor Dr. Helmut Gohlke. Gohlke, chief physician at the heart centre in Bad Krozingen, stressing that it is no use, Vitamin C and Vitamin E in tablets to take.
Fresh fruit, vegetables and salad in the natural Form protects not included in contrast, only against heart attacks, but additionally lowers blood pressure. The importance of dietary fiber as an important component of a healthy diet had so far been underestimated. “Particularly dietary fiber from grain, for example oatmeal and whole-grain products, reduce the risk of coronary heart disease,” says Gohlke. “Refined carbs such as white flour and sugar, in the Form of sweets, cakes and Desserts should remain the exception.”
Proof of studies
In the US Health Professionals Follow-up study (HPFS, 2000) were some of 44,000 men between the ages of 40 and 75 years without previous coronary heart disease or cancer over eight years was observed. The men, who had increasingly eaten vegetables, legumes, whole grain products, fish and poultry, had disease of more than 50% reduced risk for cardiovascular disease, as, the, often with a red or processed meat, sweets, night, French fries, and fat-containing milk products were fed.
The Mediterranean cuisine has to do with asceticism and renunciation, brings multiple pleasures in everyday life that was demonstrated in the Lyon heart study, in the group that ate the Mediterranean diet is 60% less heart attacks. “In Lyon there is a great emphasis on good food and the good acceptance of the Mediterranean diet in this study is a sign of how attractive this kitchen can be,” stresses Gohlke.