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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Please change Diet orders. Mediterranean diet

Each day I admit cardiac patients who end up with a "heart healthy diet".
It may change now!.

The definition of heart healthy diet is evolving as we speak. For a diet to be heart healthy I may have to order some nuts, fish, virgin oil with some red wine.

I hope I won't get into trouble.

A new study published in New England Journal of Medicine defies our conventional beliefs regarding low fat diet to be heart healthy. This new study suggest that Mediterranean diet is more "heart healthy" almost by 30% as compared to a regular diet.

In this humongous study out of Spain, where 7447 individuals were enlisted were shown to improve their heart attack risk by 30%.

Participants were asked to eat white meat like fish, lentils, almonds, walnut and virgin oil. Results are so phenomenal that some of the primary researchers even changed their own diet.

By the way today I bought some nuts on my way back!

PS: About the picture, very visual menu somewhere in Europe.

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