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Why is Mediterranean Diet So Healthy

Mediterranean diet is good for the mind so concludes a research study. So what does it mean anyway? Old ways health through heritage.com says that it is a style of eating based on the traditional foods of the countries such as Greece, Southern Italy and Spain. The Mediterranean diet is a lifestyle which includes foods, get together with family and friends with a wee bit of wine.

This diet includes large amounts of olive oil, legumes, unrefined cereals, fruits and vegetables. Fish and dairy products are eaten in moderate amounts, while meat and meat products are included in least amounts.

Back to our research study, a team of scientists studied various pieces of research study. They found out if you are going to religiously stick to Mediterranean diet you enjoy better cognitive function, lower rates of cognitive decline and reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

If you stick to this diet you naturally include lots of fruit, vegetables and fish in your diet, which boosts your immunity and increases your health quotient. Earlier studies found that this diet increases the life span of individuals.

Furthermore it sharpens the mind by preventing brain damage that can lead to problems with thinking and memory. It lowers the risk of depression and cognitive impairment. According to a study published in British Medical Journal sticking to Mediterranean diet protects you from heart attacks, cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

If you are not following this diet it is high time that you become a regular follower of it. If you are the one who practices this diet you better stick to it to enjoy all the benefits stated above.

Take care,
Swarnam

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