A recent study has brought new acclaim for the Mediterranean Diet.
At the end of a 5 year study, researchers concluded that participants who followed the Mediterranean diet reduced their heart disease risk by 30%. They stated that some participants were even able to reverse existing heart disease!
The Mediterranean Diet Way of Eating
What’s great about the Mediterranean diet is that the food choices and meal options are full of flavorful choices, which allows dieters to enjoy their food, feel satisfied, and be more likely to stick to this way of eating. Experiencing pleasure from food is huge aspect of the Mediterranean culture.
Breads, pastas, desserts, and wine are all allowed on this diet within moderation.
What About Weight Loss?
While this diet seems great for preventing heart disease, it doesn’t always lead to weight loss. If you’ve ever traveled to this region of the world, you know that obesity is somewhat of a problem there too.
However, those that stick to pure forms of the Mediterranean diet involving moderation, portion control and dominant in fresh fruits and vegetables are usually slender.
Those wishing to lose weight with this diet will have to practice moderation and portion control when it comes to calorie dense foods like pasta, bread, desserts, and wine.
The New Sonoma Diet is a popular American version of the Mediterranean diet that focuses on improved cardiovascular health as well as weight loss.
Have you tried the Mediterranean Diet?