Salmon fish in your diet benefits not only the heart but the brain as well. Helping tissues and joints heal, the Omega-3 fatty acids also help the cells and tissues in the body maintain peak health.
Most of us have heard about the goodness of the Mediterranean diet. Based on the traditional cuisines of Greece, Italy and other countries that border the Mediterranean Sea, this way of eating is based on plant-based foods, such as whole grains, vegetables, legumes, fruits, nuts, seeds, herbs and spices, olive oil is the main source of added fat and fish and seafood instead of red meat. Fish, seafood, dairy and poultry are included in moderation. Red meat and sweets are eaten only occasionally.
In a 2013 study, Johns Hopkins researchers and others found that a Mediterranean-style diet combined with regular exercise, a healthy weight, and not smoking protected against early heart disease, slowed the build-up of plaque in artery walls, and reduced the risk for early death by 80 per cent.
Excerpted from Times Now News