Which does the best job of protecting your heart: a Mediterranean-style diet or a low-fat plan?
Either approach is good for your health. But the Mediterranean type gives your ticker some extra protection. Here’s how.
The Mediterranean-type diet brought cardiovascular disease risk down 15% in a recent study, versus 9% for the low-fat plan. Why the difference? The olive oil, nuts, fruits, veggies, whole grains, and fish that characterize a Mediterranean diet are chock-full of fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants — all things your heart loves.
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