5 Healthy Eating Habits to Steal From Europeans


November 17, 2014 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Health Tips



Source: https://www.yahoo.com/health/5-healthy-eating-habits-to-steal-from-europeans-102397969817.html?src=rss

Cutting your risk of heart disease and stroke is simpler than you think. (Photo by Kang Kim/Offset) They sometimes do things we Americans find weird (like wearing tiny Speedos to the beach), but when it comes to healthy eating, Europeans — specifically those from Spain, France, Italy and Greece — could teach us a thing or two.  Their diets, referred to in nutrition circles as the Mediterranean Diet, consists of lots of olive oil, nuts, red wine, and lean protein. It has been widely touted as a top defense against chronic diseases and a sure-fire way to drop pounds. It’s also the most effective diet to protect against heart disease. “This diet is about keeping you healthy and fighting disease,” said Holly Andersen, M.D., attending cardiologist and director of Education and Outreach at the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at New York Presbyterian Hospital.  Related: The Sneaky Cause of Your Sugar Cravings A landmark study published last April revealed that a Mediterranean diet led to greater cardiovascular health.

 

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