Neurologist Tatiana Donskikh said that the Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
According to studies, adherence to such a diet improves blood circulation and normalizes blood pressure, and also reduces the risk of CVD by 33% and cancer by 24%.
“The Mediterranean diet is less likely to have diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Due to it, it is also possible to improve the appearance of the skin, hair and nails, “the TASS physician quotes on Thursday, October 1.
According to Donskikh, a properly selected diet can extend life for several decades. The main principles of the Mediterranean diet include the consumption of large quantities of fruits, fresh herbs and vegetables, as well as sea fish and seafood.
At the same time, it is recommended to eat beef no more than once a week, and to exclude sausages, fatty meat altogether from the diet. Sweet and sweeteners should be replaced with honey and dried fruit. It is also recommended to eat cereals, durum wheat pasta, nuts and dairy products, and eggs should be eaten up to four times a week.
“Eating food 5-6 times a day in small portions, the volume of which is equal to a glass. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are required, with 2-3 snacks in between. The Mediterranean diet is essentially a balanced diet, not a diet, so you can stick to it all the time, ”said Donskikh.
On September 26, a nutritionist-nutritionist denied the opinion about the benefits of low-fat, dietary and slimming foods. Moreover, the specialist explained that foods that are artificially low in fat can be harmful.