A recent study has found that, out of all cardiovascular deaths in Europe over the last ten years, almost half (49%) could have been prevented with better nutrition!
This just reiterates what us Dietitians have been saying for years – let food be thy medicine!
When it comes to good nutrition for heart health, we know that following a Mediterranean style eating pattern can dramatically reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.
The Mediterranean diet includes lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, minimally processed wholegrains and legumes. It also includes plenty of healthy fats from nuts, seeds, olive oil and fish. Small amounts of red meat, dairy products and wine (yes, wine!) are also included.
This eating style is naturally low in saturated fat, as well as rich in dietary fibre, antioxidants and healthy fats – all of which contribute to good heart health!
Read the full study here