“Elena García-Fernández and colleagues from Mediterranean Diet Foundation in Barcelona, Spain published a review that suggests Mediterranean diet can reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus and obesity. The review was based on data from 37 previous studies of which 33 found the link between reduced risk of the cardiodiabesity and adherence to Mediterranean diet.
The key food components in Mediterranean diet that are good for health include monounsaturated fat from olive oil, omega-3 fatty acids from fish, and high antioxidants from beans and vegetables. Mediterranean diet limits meat intake and exclude some potentially harmful food components including large amounts found in Western diet, high omega 6 fatty acids found in vegetable oils, trans fat and added sugar. (David Liu, PHD)”
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