A popular diet for weight loss is the one with olives, also known as the Mediterranean diet. It is widely used today. This diet consists of large portions of fruits, beans and other legumes, leafy vegetables, grains, with moderate portions of poultry, fish and eggs, as well as olive products.
Sweets are allowed, but in moderation. It is recommended that red meat should be limited to maybe once a month. Wine is allowed, but only in moderation. Daily physical activity is definitely recommended.
The Mediterranean diet shows recommended types of food and how often to eat them.
New research from the University of Medicine in Pennsylvania provides evidence that a Mediterranean-style diet that includes foods with monounsaturated fats such as olive oil, avocados, nuts and olives, that improve heart health. This happens even if the diet is combined with weight loss.
In a report, prepared for the scientific sessions of the American Heart Association's disease, researchers said that a change of some foods can improve heart health in people who are at risk of cardiovascular disease.
The team of researchers from the Medical University analyzed data from three different regimes - a high carbohydrate diet, a rich in protein diet and a diet rich in unsaturated fat, and the side effects of the cardiovascular system to them.
Each participant followed each of the three diets for six weeks, while scientists collected information about the body's ability to regulate blood sugar and maintain healthy levels of insulin. According to the study, if the body fails to use insulin effectively, it can lead to the development of type 2 diabetes, which is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
The results of their analysis found that diets with a high content of unsaturated fats like those in olive oil, nuts and avocados improve and regulate the level of insulin better, in comparison with the other two.
It turns out that adding olive oil to your diet and any assortment of products from olives, results in the removal of some of the processed carbohydrates and leads to better health of the heart. The introduction of fats into a healthy diet is another tool to reduce the risk of future heart disease.