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Heart Health

Will a Mediterranean Diet Save Your Brain?

Will a Mediterranean Diet Save Your Brain?

If you believed the Mediterranean and beyond Diet strategy was merely a nutritional fad, let’s guess again. This particular diet plan imitates the nutritional lifestyle of those who are living along the Mediterranean and beyond coast, and it's not going anywhere else. Indeed, its emphasis merely on fresh fruits and veggies, vegetables, beans, fishes, and also monounsaturated fat just like olive oil; and even its limited addition of various meats, dairy, and also saturated fat, surely make it one of the best diets throughout the world. Adhering a Mediterranean and beyond Diet strategy has meanwhile been technically trusted: Protect as opposed to diabetes Prevent cardiovascular illness and stroke Struggle with Cancer Lessen asthma symptoms Aid you to lose weight Increase your longevity Right Now the greatest news happens...

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After Five Heart Attacks, Liz Transformed Her Health in 72 Hours

[embed]https://youtu.be/Y_9vZ1j9bu8[/embed] BY AMY CAPETTA For as long as Liz U. can remember, she's been waiting to have a heart attack. "Talking about heart trouble was just as much a part of my life as eating breakfast," she explains. The 59-year-old Illinois native has a long family history of cardiovascular problems: Both of her parents and three of her grandparents passed away from heart disease, so Liz had resigned to meeting the same fate. "I just accepted I had bad genes and I was going to be a mess," she says. Overweight since middle school — "I only wanted Danishes and chocolate milk as a kid" — Liz considered food her emotional crutch. She reached 324 pounds at one point, with pizza, ice cream, and chocolate as her diet staples, along with fried fast...

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Will a Mediterranean Diet Keep Your Heart Healthy?

By Mayo Clinic Staff If you're looking for a heart-healthy eating plan, the Mediterranean diet might be right for you. The Mediterranean diet incorporates the basics of healthy eating — plus a splash of flavorful olive oil and perhaps a glass of red wine — among other components characterizing the traditional cooking style of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Most healthy diets include fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains, and limit unhealthy fats. While these parts of a healthy diet are tried-and-true, subtle variations or differences in proportions of certain foods may make a difference in your risk of heart disease. Benefits of the Mediterranean diet Research has shown that the traditional Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease. The diet has been associated with a lower level of...

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13 Herbs to Lower Blood Pressure

There are many ways to treat high blood pressure, including lifestyle changes and/or medications. If you are interested in turning to traditional treatments for lowering your blood pressure, you have many options. If you are thinking of trying herbs for medical reasons, whether that means using the whole herb or a supplement, speak to your doctor first. Some herbs, especially in large quantities, may produce undesirable side effects or interfere with other medications.   Basil Basil is a delicious herb that goes well in a variety of foods. It also might help lower your blood pressure. Extract of basil has been shown to lower blood pressure, although only briefly. Adding fresh basil to your diet is easy and it certainly can’t hurt. Keep a small pot of the herb...

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Will a Mediterranean Diet Protect You Against Heart Attack and Stroke?

Can a Mediterranean Diet Save Your Life? The Mediterranean diet helps protect patients with heart disease against heart attack and stroke, based on results of a global trial recently published in theEuropean Heart Journal. The Study - The STABILITY trial (Stabilization of atherosclerotic plaque by initiation of darapladib therapy) This study tested a new heart drug in nearly 15,500 patients with stable heart disease. As part of the study, participants reported their consumption of common foods like fruits, vegetables, meat and alcohol through detailed questionnaires. Participants were then assigned dietary scores ranging from 1-24 based on adherence to typical Mediterranean and Western diets. In general, the Mediterranean diet is rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, and fish, includes moderate alcohol intake and limits meat consumption. The Western diet, on...