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Mediterranean diet in reducing the risk of CVD!

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29 Sep 2016 - General
 

Cardio vascular accidents are the leading cause of death among both men and women and the prevalence is rising very rapidly too. Essentially a consumption of mediterranean diet is much needed as a preventive measure. There are few modifiable risk factors identified for cardio vascular diseases. Consumption of fast food is very abandon in the society which may increase the risk of having high serum cholesterol levels in turn. It will lead for the deposition of cholesterol in the intima of the vessels. In a mediterranean diet you will not get such harmful contents and instead of them, you will get anti oxydants inside your body to fight and make the blood vessel walls stable. Have it. Get rid of CVDs

Notably, Many Mediterranean vegetables and fruits are not easy to obtain in the rest of the world. The Mediterranean diet has no preservatives. It is freshly picked, plucked and cooked. The supermarket spaghetti bolognese does not count. So I believe each region can develop their version of healthy colourful food low in oils and hot spices and high in fibres and vitamins by depending on the available vegetables and fruits. Another crucial cornerstone in the Mediterranean diet is the eating habit...
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Rajinda Asalage This topic makes me really homesick. Mediterranean food is not only about extra virgin olive oil and nuts, It is more about having a meal based on fresh vegetables, fruits, dairy together with baked wheat either bread or any other form. There are many different types of leafy vegetables you can eat fresh on the table. Chicken, eggs and small amounts of dairy, such as cheese and yoghurt, are there ...
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Rajinda Asalage thank you for posting this article, I also want to add that Mediterranean diet is also associated with a reduced incidence of cancer, and Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. Women who eat a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil and mixed nuts may have a reduced risk of breast cancer.

For these reasons, most if not all major scientific organizations encourag...
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Rajinda Asalage Great topic for the community! It is really inevitable for us in the healthcare profession to consume fast food due to time constraint. However, we must start practicing what we preach in terms of eating proper diet and exercising regularly. Bringing lunch to work is a good start to prevent the use of convenience as justification for consuming calorie-dense and nutrient poor meals. We can also sta...
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To be honest, lately it has been easier to convince a patient to start insulin treatment rather than maintain an appropriate and healthy diet. Filipino patients will usually be very compliant for a few months then fall back after. Our culture and love of food aggravates this problem. Mediterranean diet as an intervention has been the subject of research for quite some time now. There are even studies on adaptations of this diet to the locally available products. They even have comprehensive met...
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@Rajinda Asalage Thank you for posting this article on ' World Heart Day.' In today's world, where life is so busy and stressful, it is very important to have a balanced and nutritious diet. Nowadays, even many healthcare professionals are facing cardiovascular diseases. Simple changes in diet like taking the foods rich in antioxidants and also with LDLs can help in preventing CVD. Moreover, regular exercise is also helpful to prevent heart disease. Meditarrean diet is rich in low-de...
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