Mediterranean Diet : Boost Your Heart Health & Training Gains By Doing It The Mediterranean Way!

Brand new research published in The New England Journal Of Medicine on February 2013 reinforces what we already know…that the Mediterranean’s get it right in 3 key areas, the 3 F’s… Football, Fashion and Food! Estruch, Ros, Salas-Salvado et al. (2013)’s recent piece of research is dubbed the ‘landmark’ study that provides compelling evidence that a Mediterranean style diet cuts heart disease risk by a massive 30%! The key here is that total energy intake is not restricted so long as the diet is plant based with lean meat sources, supplemented with olive oil and nuts.

The findings of this study were so impressive that the researchers were forced to stop it due to ethical reasons i.e. the control group who ate a normal diet were knowingly not getting any better by eating a non-Mediterranean diet, whilst those that were eating the Mediterranean way were getting noticeably better!

So Stop delayin’ and go Mediterranean!

Include Fruit, Veg, Wholegrains, Olive Oil (omega oil), Pulses, Fish, Oily Fish (Mackeral, Salmon, fresh Tuna, Sardines etc), Poultry, Eggs, Cheese and Yoghurt in your diet in order to achieve a Mediterranean style diet. So you’ve got the ‘Food’ of the 3 F’s sorted, as for the Football and Fashion… well that’s something for the footballing Gods and Gok Wan respectively.

About the Author

Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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