CBS News recently offered up some ways to be more health-conscious while still enjoying the upcoming holidays. The keys are moderation and movement, according the CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus. He also urged against “crazy and strict” diets in the long run.
Every year or two there’s a new fad. Eat like a caveman, don’t eat gluten, carbs are bad, fat is bad. You’re going to see these trends go up, down, up, down. Again, in the randomized trials, Mediterranean diet trumped all,” Agus said. The Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, olive oil, and whole grains, has been linked to lower rates of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and even dementia.
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