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Research has shown eating a Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease, and may help prevent other chronic health conditions like cancer and type 2 diabetes.
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The MyFoodMyHealth Meal Plan & Recipes for the Mediterranean Diet
Your diet plays a key role in maintaining a healthy heart. A growing body of research indicates eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans, seeds and healthy fats provides important antioxidants, vitamins and minerals can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and help protect against a variety of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, some cancers and other diet‐related conditions.
The Mediterranean Diet
The Mediterranean diet is based on the traditional diet of countries bordering the Mediterranean sea. Vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole‐grain breads and cereals and seeds make up the core of this diet. Heart-healthy monosaturated fats, like in extra virgin olive oil, is the main source of fat in a Mediterranean diet. The diet also includes moderate amounts of fish and poultry and limits red meat consumption. The traditional diet also includes limited amounts of dairy usually as cheese or yogurt.
Foods to Avoid or Limit in the Mediterranean Diet
Animal fat is linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. As a result you should avoid or limit the following foods when following a Mediterranean diet:
- Processed meats
- Butter and margarine
Great Herbs to Eat in a Mediterranean Diet
Great Foods to Eat in a Mediterranean Diet
The Mediterranean Diet emphasizes the simple goodness of seasonal fruits and vegetables, hearty whole grains and legumes, healthy fats like olive oil, ocean-fresh fish and poultry. It is a wonderfully delicious and flavor‐filled way to eat heart healthy.
Calcium (Possesses a greater blood pressure‐lowering effect)
- Beans, dried
- Broccoli Rabe
- Sun Dried Tomatoes
- Flaxseed oil (Acts as an anti-inflammatory)
One small clove daily will help. It contains the chemical allicin, which stops cells from taking up cholesterol; additionally the sulphur in garlic acts as an antioxidant with a long chain fatty acid molecule, which protects against atherosclerosis (the progressive narrowing and hardening of the arteries).
Magnesium (Reduces elevated blood pressure by relaxing the muscles that control blood vessels)
- Brazil nuts
- Cucumber (with skin)
- Pumpkin seeds
Omega‐3 fatty acids (Fosters good circulation)
- Flax seeds
Potassium (Helps maintain blood pressure levels)
- Beans, dried
- Brussels sprouts
- Water chestnuts
Vitamin C (Widens blood vessels to help lower blood pressure and an antioxidant.)
- Cabbage, red
- Kiwi fruit
- Peppers, bell, red
- Tangerines and other mandarins
Sample Mediterranean Diet Recipe
Download the Recipe: Stuffed Avocado with Vegetables and Shrimp
General Information on Heart Disease
Heart disease is an umbrella term that describes a range of diseases that affect your heart. It includes diseases of the blood vessels, blood vessels, such as coronary artery disease; heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias); heart infections; and congenital heart defects. It is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S.
Risk Factors for Heart Disease
- Age (65+ more likely)
- Lack of exercise
- Reno vascular disease/chronic kidney disease
- Adrenal gland abnormalities
- Excessive alcohol
- Excessive salt