Mediterranean Diet

Summer 2003 CSANews Issue 47  |  Posted date : Apr 20, 2007.Back to list

Conclusions of a recent study involving 22,000 people over a four-year period revealed that persons who regularly enjoyed a Mediterranean diet lived longer and were 25% less likely to die from heart disease and certain cancers.

A large role in the diet is played by olive oil, which has been revered for centuries for its benefits. Olive oil is cholesterol-free and contains antioxidants that discourage arterial clogging and chronic disease such as cancer.

Other key ingredients in the Mediterranean diet include large concentrations of fruits, vegetables, legumes, fish and nuts.