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We advise people with raised cholesterol to eat the Mediterranean diet - but what, exactly does it consist of?
It’s no secret that a lot of people who live around the Mediterranean enjoy longer, healthier lives than most of the rest of world. There’s no set definition of the Mediterranean Diet but it can be distilled down into something really palatable!
Research has shown that the Mediterranean Diet is associated with reductions in overall mortality, cardiovascular disease, cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. It has even been linked with a reduced risk for colon, prostate and breast cancer.
Here are the key aspects of the diet to follow:
If you are vegetarian or vegan then the diet is ostensibly the same, you just cut out the meat fish and dairy and replace as appropriate with healthy protein substitutes.