Mediterranean Diet, Here I Come

I guess I’ll be shopping for more fish based on the recent news story about a Spanish medical study published on the New England Journal of Medicine’s website. The study reveals that the “Mediterranean diet” is superior to low-fat diet in lowering risk of heart disease.

Many considered the study to be a landmark.

“Heart disease experts said the study was a triumph because it showed that a diet was powerful in reducing heart disease risk, and it did so using the most rigorous methods,” according to this article from the New York Times.

The participants on the Mediterranean diet had a 30 percent lower risk of major cardiovascular problems. While there’s not much heart disease in my family, I’m big into prevention.  I already eat nuts, vegetables, fruits, so I need to just add fish 3 times a week for my diet to fall under the Mediterranean diet.  It’s important to remember, we’re talking fresh fish,  not batter-dipped fried fish.

Of course, the Mediterranean diet will never include fried pickles and other fried foods that have become a delicacy many people love here in Dallas. So don’t count on the Texas State Fair replacing fried twinkies and more with fresh fish, extra-virgin olive oil and almonds.

To get a local doctor’s opinion about the study, watch this CBS 11 news clip here or view it below.

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Mediterranean Diet, Here I Come